Several new state laws take effect next week

Monday, August 23rd 2004, 12:43 pm
By: News On 6

Nearly 130 new laws passed by the Oklahoma Legislature earlier this year take effect at the end of the month.

One creates a $5-million program to help families affected by Tar Creek in northeast Oklahoma. State officials say about 100 families with children 6-years-old and younger will qualify for financial help to move.

Other new laws include charging inmates up to $3,000 for the cost of keeping them in jail and a $200 fee to reinstate a driver's license.