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§ 201. Declining or terminating lease agreement based upon felony conviction of tenant or occup...

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 41. Landlord and TenantEffective: April 29, 2019

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 41. Landlord and Tenant
Residential Landlord and Tenant Act (Refs & Annos)
Effective: April 29, 2019
41 Okl.St.Ann. § 201
§ 201. Declining or terminating lease agreement based upon felony conviction of tenant or occupant
A. The owner of any real property, including any improvements consisting of dwelling units, acquired or improved in connection with an allocation of income tax credits pursuant to the provisions of Section 42 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, or in connection with an allocation of income tax credits pursuant to the provisions of Section 2357.403 of Title 68 of the Oklahoma Statutes shall have the right to impose conditions in any lease agreement for the occupancy of any dwelling located on real property as described by this section which allow the owner to accept or decline to enter into the lease agreement, or to terminate a previously executed lease agreement based upon the discovery of incomplete or false information, with respect to the prior felony conviction of any person identified as a tenant pursuant to the terms of the lease agreement, including occupants of the dwelling whether or not those occupants formally execute a lease agreement.
B. The owner of real property as described in subsection A of this section may either accept or decline to enter into a lease agreement or to terminate a previously executed lease agreement based upon felony convictions, whether pursuant to federal law or the laws of any state or other governmental jurisdiction, for the following types of offenses:
1. Possession of any drug or chemical;
2. Possession of any drug or chemical with intent to manufacture or distribute;
3. Sex offenses, including but not limited to any form of sexual assault, rape, indecent exposure, or other sexually related offense if such offense was a felony;
4. Assault or battery or both if the offense was a felony;
5. Any felony involving violence against another person; and
6. Such other felony offenses as the owner of the real property as described in subsection A of this section includes in the terms of the lease agreement.
C. The provisions of this section shall supersede the administrative rule of any state agency, board, commission, department, statewide beneficiary public trust or other entity of state government to the extent of any conflict.
D. The provisions of this section shall be applicable with respect to lease transactions occurring on or after the effective date of this act without regard to the construction date of the improvements to real property as described by subsection A of this section.

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Laws 2019, c. 196, § 1, emerg. eff. April 29, 2019.
41 Okl. St. Ann. § 201, OK ST T. 41 § 201
Current with emergency effective legislation through Chapter 378 of the Second Regular Session of the 59th Legislature (2024). Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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