Senator John Sparks
Senate District 16
Cleveland and McClain Counties
For Immediate Release: March
Sen. John Sparks
Sparks Proposal Protects Land Owners From
Two bills authored by State Senator John
Sparks (D-Norman), which would protect land owners from damages
by trespassers overwhelmingly passed the Oklahoma Senate today.
Senate Bill 1735 and Senate Bill 2111 would allow property owners
to protect their land from activities that destroy property, including
damage from recreational use by all-terrain vehicles and hunting
and fishing activities.
“This bill makes trespass violators accountable for the damages
they cause to personal property. Responsible government means protecting
property owners,” Sparks said.
Sparks said offenders, at a judge’s discretion, could be
fined, jailed and held responsible for the monetary value of damages
“The heart of the matter is habitual offenders, people who
repeatedly destroy property, tear up crops, cut down fences, and
let livestock escape,” Sparks said.
For more information contact:
Senator Sparks' Office: (405) 521-5553