Oklahoma State Legislative Term Limits, State Question 632 (1990)

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Oklahoma State Question 632 (Initiative #346) appeared on the September 18, 1990 ballot in Oklahoma as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was approved. SQ 632 imposed term limits on the Oklahoma State Legislature.
  • Yes: 437,806 Approveda
  • No: 213,158

It was an initiated constitutional amendment that amended Section 17A of Article V of the Oklahoma Constitution.

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Oklahoma State Legislative Term Limits, State Question 632
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 437,806 67.25%
No213,15832.74%

The text of the amendment is:

"Any member of the Legislature who is elected to office after the effective date of this amendment shall be eligible to serve no more than 12 years in the Oklahoma State Legislature. Years in Legislative office need not be consecutive and years of service in both the Senate and the House of Representatives shall be added together and included in determining the total number of Legislative years in office. The years served by any member elected or appointed to serve less than a full Legislative term to fill a vacancy in office shall not be included in the 12-year limitation set forth herein; but no member who has completed 12 years in office shall thereafter be eligible to serve a partial term. Any member who is serving a Legislative term in office or who has been elected or appointed to serve a term in office on the effective date hereof shall be entitled to complete his or her term and shall be eligible to serve an additional 12 years thereafter. This amendment shall be effective on the 1st day of the year following its adoption."

Path to the ballot

Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Question 627 Admin of Gov't Create an Ethics Commission Approveda
CICA Question 632 Term limits Sets term limits for state legislature Approveda

205,418 signatures were filed to qualify State Question 632 for the ballot.

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