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This guide explains how to access and research Oklahoma statutes in print and on OSCN.net
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Oklahoma Statutes online: OSCN.net

 Oklahoma statutes may be accessed on the internet for free on the Oklahoma State Courts Network, http://www.oscn.net.    Although not the official version of the statutes, the legal community and Oklahoma citizens find the statutory code on OSCN to be quite reliable. 

   From the homepage, click on the Legal Research link from the row of links across the top of the page.  The Legal Research page contains many links to Oklahoma primary law and other legal items.  Click on "Oklahoma Statutes Citationized" to search or browse the Oklahoma statutes.  All 85 titles are presented and can be searched individually or all at once.

   Oklahoma statutes may be accessed online for free in the College of Law library from the WestPAC computers located near the Reference Desk.  Public patrons must request a guest login from the Circulation Desk in order to log onto the WestPAC computers. 

 

Statutes in Print

   The Oklahoma statutory code is divided into 85 titles, with each title covering a designated topic.  The topics/titles are alphabetically arranged:  Title 1 is Abstracting and Title 85 is Workers' Compensation.  The statute sections within each title are numbered.

   The official state code, Oklahoma Statutes, is published under the direction of the Oklahoma Supreme Court Justices.  These volumes contain the text of all the state statutes in force, with historical notes following each statute section.  West/ThomsonReuters publishes the official editions of the Oklahoma statutes in hardbound volumes that are updated each year supplement volumes.  Tables and Index volumes are included in the official edition.  The spine of each volume indicates the title or titles contained in that volume.

   For legal research purposes, the commercial version of the statutes, the Oklahoma Statutes Annotated, offers useful features not found in the official Oklahoma Statutes.  The annotated statutes not only contain the same text of the statutes in force, with historical notes following each statute section, but also include library references, cross-references, and very useful case annotations.  Tables volumes and softbound Index volumes are included with this set.        

The Oklahoma Statutes Annotated volumes are updated with annual "pocket parts,"  which are pamphlets inserted into the back of the volume in a pocket designed for that purpose.  A researcher must remember to always check the pocket part to see if the particular statute section being researched has been amended, repealed, renumbered, or changed in any way since the publication of the hardbound volume.  The publisher (West/ThomsonReuters) also supplements the Cumulative Annual Pocket Parts with Interim Update Service pamphlets.

   A Popular Name Table is included in both the official Oklahoma Statutes and the Oklahoma Statutes Annotated. Located in the back of the last Index volume, the Popular Name Table allows the researcher to locate exactly where in the statutes a particular act (Environmental Quality Act, Uniform Arbitration Act, etc.) has been codified.

Volumes, dates, numbering of the Statutes Annotated

The Oklahoma Statutes volumes contain all 85 titles of the statutory code, as well as volumes that contain the state and federal Constitutions, tables, and the index.  A volume may contain an entire Title, or a part of a Title, or more than one Title.  Individual volumes have different copyright dates.  The publisher, ThomsonReuters/West, created a descriptive list as follows:

Book
Title
Description
Copyright
1
1-2
Abstracting--Agriculture 2 §§ 1-1 to 6-280
2012
2 2 Agriculture 2 §§ 6-280.1 to 15-End 2012
3
2-4
Agriculture 2 §§ 16-1 to End--Animals--Index
2011
4
5
Attorneys And State Bar--Index
2011
5
6
Banks and Trust Companies--Index
2001
6
7-10
Blind Persons--Children
2009
7
10A
Children and Juvenile Code
2009
8
11
Cities and Towns §§ 1-101 to 35
2012
9
11
Cities and Towns §§ 36-101 to End
2012
10
12
Civil Procedure, §§ 1 to 629
2000
11
12
Civil Procedure, §§ 630 to 1030
2000
12
12
Civil Procedure, §§ 1031 to 1380
2000
13
12
Civil Procedure, §§ 1381 to 1630
2010
14 12 Civil Procedure, §§ 1631 to 2100 2010
15
12
Civil Procedure, §§ 2101 to End--Index
2009
16
12A
Commercial Code--Uniform Commercial Code §§ 1-101 to 2A-End--Index
2004
17
12A
Commercial Code--Uniform Commercial Code §§ 3-101 to 6-End
1998
18
12A
Commercial Code--Uniform Commercial Code §§ 7-101 to End--Index
2001
19
13-14
Carriers--Cong. & Leg. Districts §§ 1 to 80.34 2013
20
14
Cong. & Leg. Districts §§ 81 to End 2013
21
14A-15
Consumer Credit--Contracts 15 §§ 1 to 150
1996
22
15
Contracts §§ 151 to End 2013
23
16-17
Conveyances--Corp. Commission
1999
24
18
Corporations §§ 1 to 900
2012
25 18 Corporations §§ 901 to End--Index 2012
26
19
Counties and County Officers
2000
27
20
Courts--Index
2002
28
21
Crimes and Punishments, §§ 1 to 680
2002
29
21
Crimes and Punishments, §§ 681 to 740
2002
30
21
Crimes and Punishments, §§ 741 to 1110
2002
31
21
Crimes and Punishments, §§ 1111 to 1499
2002
32
21
Crimes and Punishments, §§ 1500 to End--Index
2003
33
22
Criminal Procedure, §§ 1 to 450
2003
34
22
Criminal Procedure, §§ 451 to 830
2003
35
22
Criminal Procedure, §§ 831 to 1050
2003
36
22
Criminal Procedure, §§ 1051 to 1120
2003
37
22
Criminal Procedure, §§ 1121 to End--Index
2003
38
23-25
Damages--Definitions
2008
39
26-27
Elections--Eminent Domain--Index
1997
40
27A-28
Environment--Fees--Index
2011
41
29-31
Game and Fish--Homestead, etc.
2009
42
32-36
Husband and Wife--Insurance 36 §§ 101 to 2100
2011
43
36
Insurance--§§ 2101 to 6200
2011
44
36-38
Insurance 36 §§ 6201 to End--Jurors--Index
2009
45
39-41
Justices--Landlord & Tenant
1999
46
42-43
Liens--Marriage and Family--Index
2001
47
43A
Mental Health--Index
2001
48
44-46
Militia--Mortgages
1996
49
47
Motor Vehicles--Highway Safety Code §§ 1-101 to 40-123
2007
50
47
Motor Vehicles--Miscellaneous §§ 1 to 1100
2000
51
47-51
Motor Vehicles 47 §§ 1101 to End--Officers--Index
2008
52
52
Oil and Gas §§ 1 to 470
2011
53 52-54 Oil and Gas §§ 471 to End--Partnership--Index 2011
54
55-57
Pledges--Prisons, etc.--Index
2004
55
58
Probate Procedure
1995
56
59
Professions and Occupations, §§ 1 to 550
2010
57 59 Professions and Occupations, §§ 551 to 1500 2010
58
59
Professions and Occupations, §§ 1501 to End--Index
2010
59
60
Property
2010
60
61-62
Public Buildings--Public Finance, §§ 1 to 120.5
2010
61 62 Public Finance, §§ 121 to End 2010
62
63
Public Health and Safety §§ 1-101 to 1-End
2004
63
63
Public Health and Safety §§ 2-101 to 2- End and §§ 1 to 2500
2004
64
63
Public Health and Safety §§ 2501 to End--Index
2004
65
64-67
Public Lands--Records
2011
66
68
Revenue and Taxation §§ 1 to 1000
2001
67
68
Revenue and Taxation §§ 1001 to 2357.205
2008
68
68
Revenue and Taxation §§ 2358 to 3000
2013
69
68
Revenue and Taxation §§ 3001 to End--Index
2001
70
69
Roads, Bridges and Ferries 2013
71
70
Schools Ch. 1 Arts. 1 to 16 2013
72
70
Schools Ch. 1 Arts. 17 to End and Chs. 2 to 41
2005
73
70
Schools Ch. 42 to End
2005
74
71-73
Securities-State Capital and Capitol Building--Index
2002
75
74
State Government 74 §§ 1 to 580
2002
76
74
State Government 74 §§ 581 to 2000
2002
77
74
State Government 74 §§ 2001 to End--Index
2002
78
75-81
Statutes and Reports--Warehouses--Index
2002
79
82
Waters and Water Rights 82 §§ 1 to 1250
2013
80
82-84
Waters 82 §§ 1251 to End-Wills
2013
81
85
Workers' Compensation §§ 1 to 325
2012
82
85
Workers' Compensation §§ 326 to End--Index
2012
83
Constitution, Complete Text with Index--Original Const.--Organic Acts--U.S. Const.
1981
84
Constitution Articles I to II §§ 1 to 19
2005
85
  Constitution Articles II §§ 20 to End
2005
86
Constitution Articles III to IX
2006
87
Constitution Articles X to End
2006
Tables
1938
Tables 1985 Cumulative Supplement
1985
88
Tables 2001 Cumulative Supplement
2001
General Index A to L 2012
General Index M to Z 2012
      

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    Oklahoma Statutes in the Law Library Collection

    Cover Art
    Oklahoma Statutes 2011
    Call Number: KFO 1230 2011 .A253
    Publication Date: 2011
    the official edition of the statutory code of the state of Oklahoma, "comprising all laws of a general and permanent nature including laws and amendments passed by the first regular session of the Fifty-third Legislature, 2011/edited and published under the direction of the justices of the Supreme Court" of Oklahoma.

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    Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
    Call Number: KFO 1230 .A4
    Publication Date: 1936 to current edition (2012 at present)
    Published by Thomson/West, the current set has volumes with various copyright dates. In addition to the volumes containing Titles 1 through 85, are volumes containing the Oklahoma Constitution and U.S. Constitution, Tables and Index.

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