Bill extends protective order renewal period

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OKLAHOMA CITY—A bill that gives people more time to renew a protective order has been approved by the Oklahoma House of Representatives.

House Bill 1050 would extend the renewal period of a petition for a protective order.

Currently the renewal period is 20 days but the bill would extend that time frame to 60 days.

“It is very important that individuals who need protective orders are able to renew them without fear of retaliation,” said Rep. Dustin Roberts. “Twenty days has shown that it was too short of a cool down period, so we extended the renewal period to 60 days.”

HB 1050 was approved and now heads to the state Senate.

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