Ice cream truck bill signed into law in Oklahoma

By: KXII-TV Staff Email
By: KXII-TV Staff Email

OKLAHOMA CITY -- The bill proposed by Oklahoma State Senator Jay Paul Gumm that will help keep convicted sex offenders out of ice cream trucks has now become law in Oklahoma. Senate bill 1020 went into effect July 1st.

This law cracks down on domestic abusers and bans sex offenders from operating ice-cream vending trucks. It also requires employers to conduct background checks on those seeking a job in the field. Employers who discover one of their workers has been convicted of sex crime must now report the information to the district attorney immediately.

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  • by Anonymous on Jul 9, 2009 at 07:01 AM
    You might try looking at someone's complete record before calling them a clown. There have been many cases in the nation where molesters have used ice cream trucks, including a scary case in Chickasha. If you are a parent, all it takes is one case. I appreciate Senator Gumm working on this and all the bills he has done to protect children, including his bill to give the death penalty or life without parole to repeat child molesters.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 8, 2009 at 07:27 PM
    Since there is such a clamor to do something to honor his memory, we could call it the Michael Jackson Law.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 7, 2009 at 06:26 PM
    This is super. I know my neighborhood is plagued with child molesters driving ice cream trucks. Definitely glad my legislators spent their time with this rather than doing something pointless and theatrical, like trying to reduce unemployment.
  • by Lifelong Politician Location: Capital Hill on Jul 7, 2009 at 10:07 AM
    This bill will greatly reduce the child predators in the areas. Good Grief, Dateline "To Catch A Predator" will keep more molesters away than this bill. Waste of tax money.
  • by Mork Location: Ork on Jul 6, 2009 at 04:30 PM
    Is this for real? Gumm must be a clown. How bout keeping them in jail where they belong? What a concept.
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