Oklahoma State Question 678
was on the November 3, 1998 ballot
as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment
, where it was approved.
SQ 678 amended the Oklahoma Constitution to allow counties, and parts of counties, to withdraw from Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Districts upon a majority vote of county voters.
| Oklahoma State Question 678|
| Yes|| 471,696|| 59.93%|
The approval of SQ 678 resulted in changes to Section 9C of Article X of the Oklahoma Constitution.
The official ballot summary said:
This measure would amend the constitution to provide that a county or parts thereof may withdraw from an emergency medical service (EMS) district upon a majority vote of county voters. Currently, an EMS district can be dissolved by a vote of a majority of voters voting in an election called for that purpose by the county commissioners of each county in the district at the request of three-fifths of the district trustees or upon a petition signed by 20% of the voters in the district. This measure would prohibit the withdrawal of a county or a part of a county by a majority vote at an election called for that purpose initiated by the respective county commissioners or upon a petition by at least 20% of the voters in the entire county. The petition and subsequent election ballot shall provide for the proportional payment of any operational costs and outstanding bonded indebtedness for the area being withdrawn.