Humphrey to Study Funding, Data Collection from State Question 781

OKLAHOMA CITY – Rep. Justin Humphrey, R-Lane, on Monday, October 24, will hold an interim study to look at funding and data collection since the passage of State Question 781.

In 2016, state voters passed State Question 780, changing simple drug possession and low-level property crimes from felonies to misdemeanors.

A companion initiative, State Question 781, was intended to take funds saved from S.Q. 780 and spend them on substance abuse and mental health services.

Humphrey last year examined the effects of S.Q. 780 on local communities, law enforcement efforts and the courts.

Representative Humphrey said his intent is to completely change Oklahoma’s criminal justice system to better address repeat offenders and hold criminals accountable for their actions while getting the appropriate help for those dealing with substance abuse or addiction issues.

The study will be before the House Criminal Justice and Corrections Committee, which Humphrey chairs.

Time: 9 a.m. to noon – Funding; 1 to 4:30 p.m. – Data Collection

Date: Monday, Oct. 24

Location: Room 206, State Capitol, 2300 N Lincoln Blvd. Oklahoma City

Note: Justin Humphrey serves District 19 in the Oklahoma House of Representatives. His district includes parts of Atoka, Bryan, Choctaw and Pushmataha counties.