Oklahoma Service in Government and Military Amendment, State Question 769 (2014)
The Oklahoma Service in Government and Military Amendment, State Question 769 is on the November 4, 2014 ballot in Oklahoma as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. The measure, upon voter approval, would guarantee that government officials can also serve as officers and members of the National Guard, Officers Reserve Corps, Oklahoma State Guard or any other active militia or military force organized under state law.
Thus, the amendment would exempt officers and members of the forces mentioned from restrictions on serving in more than one paying public position.
Text of measure
The tentative ballot question reads as follows:
THE GIST OF THE PROPOSITION IS AS FOLLOWS:
SHALL THE PROPOSAL BE APPROVED?
FOR THE PROPOSAL — YES _____________
AGAINST THE PROPOSAL — NO _____________ 
This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
|Section 12. No member of Congress from this State, or person holding any office of trust or profit under the laws of any other State, or of the United States, shall hold any office of trust or profit under the laws of this State; provided, neither the provisions of this section nor any other provision of this Constitution or state law shall be construed to prohibit the following officeholders from holding at the same time any other office of trust or profit:
The Legislature shall have the power to enact laws to further implement the provisions of this section.
Path to the ballot
- See also: Amending the Oklahoma Constitution
A simple majority vote was required in both chambers of the Oklahoma Legislature in order to place the proposed constitutional amendment on the ballot.
- Oklahoma Legislature, "Engrossed Senate Joint Resolution No. 33," accessed April 25, 2014
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
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