Full Statute Name:  Oklahoma Statutes Annotated. Title 74. State Government. Chapter 47C. Oklahoma Tourism, Parks and Recreation Enhancement Act. III. Department -- Divisions. A. State Parks

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Primary Citation:  74 Okl.St.Ann. § 2217 (formerly OK ST T. 74 § 1846.1 (Repealed); 74 Okl. St. Ann. § 2217) Country of Origin:  United States Last Checked:  January, 2015 Alternate Citation:  OK ST T. 74 § 2217 Date Adopted:  1937
Summary:

This Oklahoma leash law provides that no person shall enter a state park with a dog, except those on leash, or permit any dog owned by him to enter a state park, recreational ground or state monument without a leash.  A dog in one of these areas that is found running loose or chasing game can be killed by any authorized member of the Department or any authorized employee of the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, neither of whom is not liable for the killing.

Statute Text: 

The public shall have the right to access and use the facilities, services, and programs provided within state parks.

1. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person may:

a. discharge fireworks in any area of a state park unless specified otherwise by the Division of State Parks Director,

b. possess any glass container in a designated and posted swim or beach area within a state park,

c. build a fire within a state park in areas posted as prohibited by the Department,

d. solicit or demand gifts, money, goods or services within a state park,

e. enter a state park with a dog, unless the dog is on a leash, or permit any dog to enter a state park or recreation area under the jurisdiction of the Commission. It is further provided that any authorized member of the Department or any authorized employee of the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation may kill any vicious dog found running loose in any state park which poses imminent threat to humans or other animals, or which may be chasing or running any game in the state park. Any such authorized employees of the Departments shall not be held liable for the killing of said dog,

f. injure, destroy, mutilate or deface any building, structure, sign, rock, tree, shrub, vine, or property, or dispose of any matter which will likely contaminate any swimming pool or other waters on the state park, or take, kill, injure, pursue, hunt, or molest, any wild game animal, or mar or rifle the nest of any bird or the den or nest or abode of any wild animal within any of the state parks, recreational grounds or state monuments now created or which may be hereafter acquired or designated,

g. use or operate motor vehicles, including motorcycles, motorbikes or motor scooters, in areas not specifically posted by the Department, or

h. sell, hawk, or peddle within a state park any goods, wares, merchandise, liquids, edibles, or any item of value, without having a contract or lease agreement approved by the Commission.

2. Any such violation of the provisions of this section shall be punishable as a misdemeanor, and subject to a fine of not less than Fifty Dollars ($50.00) and no more than Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), or imprisonment in the county jail for not more than thirty (30) days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

3. Fifty percent (50%) of all monies collected pursuant to this section shall be deposited in the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department Revolving Fund and fifty percent (50%) shall be remitted to the county in which the violation is made.

Credits

Laws 2005, c. 363, § 18, eff. Nov. 1, 2005.

 

Editor's Note: It appears that this section replaces §§ 1846 to 1852.3. Repealed by Laws 2005, c. 363, § 90, eff. Nov. 1, 2005.

Former Text:

No person shall enter a state park with a dog, except those on leash, or permit any dog owned by him to enter a state park, recreational ground or state monument under the supervision of the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Commission. It is further provided that any member of the Commission or any employee of said Commission or any employee of the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Commission may kill any dog found running loose in any state park, or which may be chasing or running any game in the state park and said members or employees of said Commission or of the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Commission shall not be held liable for the killing of said dog.

§ 2217. Public access and use of state parks--Prohibitions


The public shall have the right to access and use the facilities, services, and programs provided within state parks.

1. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person may:

a. discharge fireworks in any area of a state park unless specified otherwise by the Division of State Parks Director,

b. possess any glass container in a designated and posted swim or beach area within a state park,

c. build a fire within a state park in areas posted as prohibited by the Department,

d. solicit or demand gifts, money, goods or services within a state park,

e. enter a state park with a dog, unless the dog is on a leash, or permit any dog to enter a state park or recreation area under the jurisdiction of the Commission. It is further provided that any authorized member of the Department or any authorized employee of the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation may kill any vicious dog found running loose in any state park which poses imminent threat to humans or other animals, or which may be chasing or running any game in the state park. Any such authorized employees of the Departments shall not be held liable for the killing of said dog,

f. injure, destroy, mutilate or deface any building, structure, sign, rock, tree, shrub, vine, or property, or dispose of any matter which will likely contaminate any swimming pool or other waters on the state park, or take, kill, injure, pursue, hunt, or molest, any wild game animal, or mar or rifle the nest of any bird or the den or nest or abode of any wild animal within any of the state parks, recreational grounds or state monuments now created or which may be hereafter acquired or designated,

g. use or operate motor vehicles, including motorcycles, motorbikes or motor scooters, in areas not specifically posted by the Department, or

h. sell, hawk, or peddle within a state park any goods, wares, merchandise, liquids, edibles, or any item of value, without having a contract or lease agreement approved by the Commission.

2. Any such violation of the provisions of this section shall be punishable as a misdemeanor, and subject to a fine of not less than Fifty Dollars ($50.00) and no more than Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), or imprisonment in the county jail for not more than thirty (30) days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

3. Fifty percent (50%) of all monies collected pursuant to this section shall be deposited in the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department Revolving Fund and fifty percent (50%) shall be remitted to the county in which the violation is made.

Credits
Laws 2005, c. 363, § 18, eff. Nov. 1, 2005.

 

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