Oklahoma Public Welfare Department Amendment, State Question 765 (2012)
|State Question 765|
|Referred by:||Oklahoma State Legislature|
|Topic:||Admin. of gov't.|
- See also: 2012 ballot measure election results
The following are official election results
|Oklahoma State Question 765|
These results are from the Oklahoma State Elections Board.
Text of the measures
The following is the ballot language that appeared on the ballot:
|“|| The measure amends the Oklahoma Constitution. It abolishes the Oklahoma Department of Human Services, the Oklahoma Commission of Human Services and the position of Director of the Oklahoma Department of Human Services. These entities were created under different names by Sections 2, 3 and 4 of Article 25 of the Oklahoma Constitution and given duties and responsibilities related to the care of the aged and needy. The measure repeals these sections of the Constitution and consequently, removes the power of the Commission of Human Services to establish policy and adopt rules and regulations. Under the measure, the Legislature and the people by initiative petition retain the power to adopt legislation for these purposes.
The measure adds a provision to the Constitution authorizing the Legislature to create a department or departments to administer and carry out laws to provide for the care of the aged and the needy. The measure also authorizes the Legislature to enact laws requiring the newly-created department or departments to perform other duties.
Shall the proposal be approved?
For the proposal - Yes
Against the proposal - No
No formal campaign in favor of the measure was identified by Ballotpedia.
No formal campaign in opposition of the measure was identified by Ballotpedia.
Path to the ballot
The Oklahoma State Legislature can approve a proposed amendment by a majority vote. However, if the state legislature wants the proposed amendment to go on a special election ballot, it has to approve the amendment by a 2/3rds vote.