More than 200 new laws take effect in Oklahoma
DURANT, Okla. (KTEN) — Oklahomans are now subject to more than 200 new laws as of Tuesday.
Here's one: Stealing a catalytic converter, wheels, or tires from a vehicle will be punishable by a $5,000 fine or five years in prison.
"It's easier for legal people to sell, operate, and conduct business, and harder for criminals to have a place to sell that and for us to be able to identify those illegal, because they just come out and just cut 'em; I mean, right out of your driveway... slide in there, cut 'em, and they're gone," said state Rep. Justin Humphrey (R-District 19).
Self-driving vehicles are also making their way to Oklahoma roads and highways. One law makes it legal for autonomous vehicles to travel on state roads.
Another law prohibits unsolicited phone calls before 8 a.m. and after 8 p.m.; callers will not be allowed to block their number or use technology to change their voice.
Humphrey said he feels that the legislative session was very successful.