Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board Proposal (2010)
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will not appear on a ballot
Although some legislative members stated a problem with combining the two agencies, citing a potential lack of independence of the Pardon and Parole Board, Benge claimed that some parole officers are already working for the Corrections Department.
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.) Oklahoma is one of ten states that allows a referred amendment to go on the ballot after a majority vote in one session of the state's legislature.
The ballot title that voters would see on the ballot read as follows:
- "This measure amends the Oklahoma Constitution. It amends the section dealing with the Pardon and Parole Board. The amendment would transfer the Pardon and Parole Board to the Department of Corrections. It would add a new Section to the Constitution. It would transfer all duties and powers of the Pardon and Parole Board to the Department of Corrections."
- Oklahoma State Senate
- Oklahoma House of Representatives
- Oklahoma 2010 ballot measures
- 2010 ballot measures
- Introduced, "Bills for the 52nd Legislature"Search House, Introduced and Scroll to HJR 1080
- The Oklahoman, "Bids to combine Oklahoma agencies, change election advance", February 18, 2010
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Oklahoma City (capital)
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