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Oklahoma Senate Passes Cattle Theft Bill

Tue, 12 Apr 2016 17:57:09 CDT

Oklahoma Senate Passes Cattle Theft Bill On Tuesday, April 12, the Oklahoma Senate passed HB 2504, without any 'no' votes. HB 2504 addresses cattle theft.



"OCA is very grateful to Representative John Pfeiffer and Senator Ron Justice for the carrying the bill," said Charlie Swanson, President of the Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association (OCA). "This bill is another step in the right direction to help curb cattle theft in Oklahoma."



The bill sets the financial penalty at three times the value of the stolen cattle and very clearly codifies that each animal can be a separate felony penalty. According to Swanson, OCA is grateful to all OCA members who called into their House and Senate members encouraging them to vote 'yes' on this important bill.



"We also extend our appreciation to the Oklahoma Livestock Marketing Association and to American Farmers and Ranchers for signing a letter of support to senators," continued Swanson.



Now the bill heads to the Governor's desk for her consideration. "We encourage cattlemen to call the Governor's office and request Governor Fallin sign the bill quickly," Swanson said.



According to the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, the number of cattle theft investigations has steadily increased over time with 87 investigations conducted in 2015 and 64 cases in 2013.



The Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association is the trusted voice of the Oklahoma beef industry. The OCA officers, board of directors and membership encourages you to join us in our advocacy efforts to ensure less government intervention, lower taxes and a better bottom line. For more information about OCA membership or activities visit www.okcattlemen.org.



Source: Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association




   




 

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