Oklahoma FOI Resources

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FOI Oklahoma, Inc. (NFOIC Affiliate)
216 East 6th Street
Edmond, OK 73034
Contact: Kay Bickham, Executive Director
Phone (405) 341-3169
http://www.foioklahoma.org/
Email kaybickham@sbcglobal.net

QUICK FOI INFORMATION

Open Meetings Law OK Stat., tit. 25, §301 et seq.
Closed: Executive sessions of the State Banking Board and Oklahoma Savings and Loan Board; state judiciary, legislative, or administrative staffs meetings of public bodies; and some meetings of institutions of higher education and certain school board meetings.

Open Records Law OK Stat, tit. 51, §24A.1 et seq.
Exempt: If protected by state evidentiary privilege; real estate appraisals; personnel records; registration files of sex offenders; public officials' personnel notes; business-related bids; computer programs; medical market research; and certain educational records including student records.

CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA

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FOI HOTLINE

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CONTACTS

Office of the Attorney General
2300 N. Lincoln Blvd, Ste 112
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Phone (405) 521-3921
http://www.oag.state.ok.us/

Oklahoma Bar Association
P.O. Box 53036
1901 N. Lincoln
Oklahoma City, OK 73152-3036
Phone (405) 416-7000
Fax (405) 416-7001
http://www.okbar.org/

Oklahoma Press Association
3601 N Lincoln Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Phone (888) 815-2672 (in Oklahoma); (405) 524-4421 (outside OK)
http://www.okpress.com/

State Sunshine Chair
Joe Wertz
StateImpact Oklahoma
kosu.org

Joey Senat
OSU School of Media & Strategic Communications
Board of Directors, FOI Oklahoma
State Coordinator for Oklahoma’s Sunshine Week
Email joey.senat@okstate.edu

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FORM LETTERS

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
1101 Wilson Blvd., Suite 1100
Arlington, Virginia 22209
Phone (800) 336-4243 or (703) 807-2100
Email rcfp@rcfp.org
FOIA Letter Generator

 

Student Press Law Center
1101 Wilson Blvd., Suite 1100
Arlington, Virginia 22209
Phone (703) 807-1904
Email splc@splc.org
Request Letter Generator

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PUBLICATIONS

Mass Communication Law in Oklahoma, 5th Edition. Joey Senat, Ph.D. New Forums Press, Inc., 2002. 181 p.
Part of New Forums Press state media law series, this book explains Oklahoma¹s open records and open meeting laws by analyzing the relevant state statutes, judicial decisions and attorney general opinions.
Format: Paperback
Order from:   New Forums Press, Inc.

Model Letter for Public Records Requests in Oklahoma, Joey Senat, Ph.D., OSU School of Journalism and Broadcasting.
This model letter contains citations to the relevant statutory and judicial language regarding the public¹s right of access to open records in Oklahoma. The letter is available online for free, but the author asks that he be notified by email when it is used.
 

Open Government Guide from the
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

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