Oklahoma Question 724, No Pay for State Legislators While In Prison (2006)

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Oklahoma State Question No. 724 was on the November 7, 2006 ballot in Oklahoma as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was overwhelmingly approved.[1]

Question 725 amended the Oklahoma Constitution to restrict the payment of salaries to members of the Oklahoma State Legislature who were found guilty of a crime and sent to prison or jail.

Election results

Oklahoma State Question 725
Approveda Yes 771,054 87.8%

Ballot summary

The official ballot summary said:

"This measure amends Article V, Section 21 of the State Constitution. That Section deals with State pay to legislators. The amendment restricts State pay to some legislators. The pay restriction would apply to some legislators while in jail or prison. The pay restriction would apply to legislators found guilty of a crime. It would also apply to legislators who plead either guilty or no contest. Affected legislators must return any State pay received for time while in jail or prison."[2]


"If I went to jail or prison, I would lose my job, and salary" says an anonymous member of the OK Blawg. "They should have lost salary when they were not showing up for work, and then lost their job, like everyone else! I can not believe it is even a question!"[3]

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