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§ 85.45h. Prohibited acts--Penalty

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 74. State Government

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 74. State Government (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 4. Department of Central Services
Oklahoma Minority Business Enterprise Assistance Act
74 Okl.St.Ann. § 85.45h
§ 85.45h. Prohibited acts--Penalty
A. It shall be unlawful for a person to:
1. Knowingly and with intent to defraud, fraudulently obtain, retain, attempt to obtain or retain, or aid another in fraudulently obtaining or retaining or attempting to obtain or retain, certification as a minority business enterprise for the purposes of this act.
2. Knowingly and willfully make a false statement with the intent to defraud, whether by affidavit, report, or other representation, to a state official or employee for the purpose of influencing the certification or denial of certification of any entity as a minority business enterprise.
3. Knowingly and willfully obstruct, impede, or attempt to obstruct or impede any state official or employee who is investigating the qualifications of a business entity which has requested certification as a minority business enterprise.
4. Knowingly and willfully with intent to defraud, fraudulently obtain, attempt to obtain, or aid another person in fraudulently obtaining or attempting to obtain, public monies to which the person is not entitled under this act.
5. Knowingly and willfully assign any contract awarded pursuant to the Oklahoma Minority Business Enterprise Assistance Act to any other business enterprise without prior written approval of the State Purchasing Director pursuant to Section 85.45g of this title.
B. Any person convicted of violating any provision of the Oklahoma Minority Business Enterprise Assistance Act shall be guilty of a felony, punishable by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary for not more than five (5) years, or a fine of not more than Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00), or by both such imprisonment and fine.
C. If a contractor, subcontractor, supplier, subsidiary, principal or affiliate thereof, has been found to have violated this act and that violation occurred within three (3) years of another violation of this act, the Office of Management and Enterprise Services shall prohibit that contractor, subcontractor, supplier, subsidiary, or affiliate thereof, from entering into a state project or state contract and from further bidding to a state entity, and from being a subcontractor to a contractor for a state entity and from being a supplier to a state entity.


Laws 1987, c. 191, § 10, operative July 1, 1987; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 585, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 425, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 2012, c. 304, § 762.
74 Okl. St. Ann. § 85.45h, OK ST T. 74 § 85.45h
Current with legislation of the Second Regular Session of the 58th Legislature (2022) effective through the general effective date. Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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