Proposed State Questions

According to 34 O.S., Sec. 12 The proposed State Questions on this site have been referred to the Governor to issue an election proclamation setting the date on which the vote will be held for each of the following State Questions.

State Question No.:  776

View Full Text: PDF document  Legislative Referendum No. 367
RESOLUTION OR BILL NUMBER:
SJR 31
CITATION:
Adding new Section 9A to Article II
SUBJECT:
Death penalty - all death penalty statutes are in effect. It states that methods of execution can be changed. It states that the death penalty is not cruel and unusual punishment
ELECTION DATE:

BALLOT TITLE:
This measure adds a new section to the Oklahoma Constitution, Section 9A of Article 2. The new Section deals with the death penalty. The Section establishes State constitutional mandates relating to the death penalty and methods of execution. Under these constitutional requirements: • The Legislature is expressly empowered to designate any method of execution not prohibited by the United States Constitution • Death sentences shall not be reduces because a method of execution is ruled to be invalid. • When an execution method is declared invalid, the death penalty imposed shall remain in force until it can be carried out using any valid execution method, and • The imposition of a death penalty under Oklahoma law¬—as distinguished from a method of execution—shall not be deemed to be or constitute the infliction of cruel or unusual punishment under Oklahoma’s Constitution, nor to contravene and provision of the Oklahoma Constitution.
SHALL THE PROPOSAL BE APPROVED?
FOR THE PROPOSAL
Yes:  __________
AGAINST THE PROPOSAL
No:  __________
STATUS:
Executive Proclamation filed 06/29/2015, RE: SQ 776 will be submitted to voters for approval or rejection at the general election to be held statewide November 8, 2016

State Question No.:  777

View Full Text: PDF document  Legislative Referendum No. 368
RESOLUTION OR BILL NUMBER:
HJR 1012
CITATION:
Adding a new section 38 to Oklahoma Constitution, Article II
SUBJECT:
Farming and Ranching - Garanteeing the right to engage in certain farming and ranching practices
ELECTION DATE:

BALLOT TITLE:
This measure adds Section 38 to Article II of the Oklahoma Constitution. The new section creates state constitutional rights. It creates the following guaranteed rights to engage in farming and ranching: • The right to make use of agricultural technology, • The right to make use of livestock procedures, and • The right to make use of ranching practices. These constitutional rights receive extra protection under this measure that not all constitutional rights receive. This extra protection is a limit on lawmakers’ ability to interfere with the exercise of these rights. Under this extra protection, no law can interfere with these rights, unless the law is justified by a compelling state interest—a clearly identified state interest of the highest order. Additionally, the law must be necessary to serve that compelling state interest. The measure—and the protections identified above—do not apply to and do not impact state laws related to: • Trespass, • Eminent domain, • Easements, • Right of way or other property rights, and • Any state statutes and political subdivision ordinances enacted before December 31, 2014.
SHALL THE PROPOSAL BE APPROVED?
FOR THE PROPOSAL
Yes:  __________
AGAINST THE PROPOSAL
No:  __________
STATUS:
Executive Proclamation filed 06/29/2015, RE: SQ 777 will be submitted to voters for approval or rejection at the general election to be held statewide November 8, 2016