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§ 1506.6. Civil action relating to pattern of discrimination or issue of general public importa...

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 25. Definitions and General Provisions

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 25. Definitions and General Provisions
Chapter 21. Discrimination (Refs & Annos)
Article 5. Human Rights Commission; Enforcement; Judicial Review
25 Okl.St.Ann. § 1506.6
§ 1506.6. Civil action relating to pattern of discrimination or issue of general public importance--Remedies--Persons who may intervene
A. On request of the Commission, the Attorney General may file a civil action in district court for appropriate relief if the Commission has reasonable cause to believe that:
1. a person is engaged in pattern or practice of resistance to the full enjoyment of any right granted by this act;1 or
2. a person has been denied any right granted by this act and that denial raises an issue of general public importance.
B. In an action pursuant to this section the court may:
1. award preventive relief, including a permanent or temporary injunctive, restraining order, or other order against the person responsible for a violation of this act as necessary to assure the full enjoyment of the rights granted by this act;
2. award other appropriate relief, including monetary damages, reasonable attorneys fees, and court costs; and
3. to vindicate the public interest, assess a civil penalty against the respondent in an amount that does not exceed:
a. Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000.00), for a first violation, and
b. One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00), for a second or subsequent violation.
C. A person may intervene in an action pursuant to this section if the person is:
1. an aggrieved person to the discriminatory housing practice; or
2. a party to a conciliation agreement concerning the discriminatory housing practice.

Credits

Laws 1991, c. 177, § 29.

Footnotes

Title 25, § 1101 et seq.
25 Okl. St. Ann. § 1506.6, OK ST T. 25 § 1506.6
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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