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§ 150.21. Legal division established--Duties--Restrictions

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 74. State GovernmentEffective: November 1, 2021

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 74. State Government (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 5. State Bureau of Investigation
Effective: November 1, 2021
74 Okl.St.Ann. § 150.21
§ 150.21. Legal division established--Duties--Restrictions
A. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation shall establish or provide for a legal division and the Director may employ attorneys as needed, which attorneys, in addition to advising the Director, the Commission and employees of the Bureau on legal matters, may appear for and represent the Director, the Commission and employees of the Bureau in administrative hearings and other legal actions and proceedings. No attorney of the Bureau shall enter an appearance in a criminal action nor engage in private practice of the law while in the employment of the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, except for the purpose of representing the agency in motions to quash subpoenas, other discovery matters, expungement applications, evidentiary hearings, forfeiture proceedings or when requested to do so by another prosecuting authority.
B. It shall continue to be the duty of the Attorney General to give official opinions to and to prosecute and defend actions for the Director, Commission and employees of the Bureau, if requested to do so.


Laws 1982, c. 64, § 1, emerg. eff. March 30, 1982; Laws 1998, c. 388, § 2, eff. July 1, 1998; Laws 2002, c. 42, § 3, eff. Nov. 1, 2002; Laws 2021, c. 469, § 3, eff. Nov. 1, 2021.
74 Okl. St. Ann. § 150.21, OK ST T. 74 § 150.21
Current with emergency effective legislation through Chapter 106 of the Second Regular Session of the 59th Legislature (2024). Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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