Oklahoma City, OK 73105
For Immediate Release: April 8, 2019
Sen Daniels presents Francine's Law on the Senate Floor.
Francine Frost’s husband, Malcolm Frost, daughter,
Vicki Frost Curl and grandson, Cory Curl,
hug after the Francine’s Law was approved by the full Senate.
Senate approves ‘Francine’s Law’; vote
comes during National Crime Victims’ Rights Week
The full Senate has approved a bill aimed at helping
law enforcement and families find answers in missing and unidentified
persons cases. House Bill 2640, Francine’s Law, was approved
unanimously by the full Senate on Monday. Sen.
Julie Daniels, R-Bartlesville, is principal Senate author
of Francine’s Law, which was co-authored by Sen. Stephanie
Bice, R-Oklahoma City, and Sen. Micheal Bergstrom, R-Adair, with
House principal author, Rep. Rhonda Baker, R-Yukon.
“The bill is named for Francine Frost, of
Tulsa. Her family never quit looking for her after she went missing
in 1981. More than three and a half decades later, remains that
had been discovered two years after she was abducted were finally
identified as hers, thanks to the determination of Francine’s
family and the NamUS database,” Daniels said. “If
this measure had been the law years ago, her case could have been
solved sooner. I want to thank the Frost family for their strength
and perseverance in helping bring this legislation forward.”
Daniels said the bill would require law enforcement,
medical examiners and coroners to enter all missing and unidentified
persons information into NamUs, which provides free forensic services,
including forensic odontology, fingerprint examination, forensic
anthropology, and DNA analyses through the UNT Center for Human
Identification. Family DNA collection kits are also provided at
no cost. Daniels said the Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office,
the Medical Examiner’s Office and CLEET, the Council on
Law Enforcement Education and Training, collaborated on the language
of the bill.
Several members of the Frost family watched from
the Senate Gallery as Francine’s Law was approved. Francine’s
husband, Malcolm Frost, daughter, Vicki Frost Curl, and grandson,
Cory Curl, embraced after the Senate approved the legislation.
“It’s an overwhelming feeling. We are
extremely grateful and appreciative to the Oklahoma State Legislature,
to Representative Rhonda Baker, Senator Julie Daniels, all the
coauthors of this bill, that they have understood and seen the
importance to a missing persons family, the impact this bill will
have,” said Vicki Frost Curl, Francine’s daughter.
The legislation now goes to Governor Kevin Stitt
for his signature.
“It was an honor to author this legislation
on behalf of Francine Frost’s family,” Baker said.
“It is my desire to save other families the agony of waiting
years to know the fate of their loved one. I believe this law
For more information, contact:
Sen. Daniels: (405) 521-5634