Oklahoma State Legislative Term Limits, State Question 632 (September 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

June 26

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA State Question 633 Education Provides for a State Board of Education of seven members Defeatedd
LRCA State Question 634 Taxes Combines property tax levies in school districts into a total annual levy Defeatedd
LRCA State Question 635 Education Determines the way income and interest is distributed to schools Defeatedd
LRCA State Question 636 Education Allows the legislature to determine the required age of school attendance Defeatedd

August 28

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA State Question 623 Trials Changes the dollar amount needed to request a jury trial Approveda
LRCA State Question 624 Eminent domain Requires compensation for private lands be made without taking into account any benefits to the land through public improvements Approveda
LRCA State Question 625 Bonds Modifies interest rate restrictions on certain bonds Approveda
LRCA State Question 626 Utilities Provides for municipal indebtedness to finance public utilities Approveda

September 18

Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA State Question 627 Admin of Gov't Creates an Ethics Commission Approveda
CICA State Question 632 Term limits Sets term limits for state legislature Approveda
LRCA State Question 638 Alcohol Prohibits state agencies from engaging in the alcoholic beverage business Approveda

November 6

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA State Question 637 Alcohol Allows alcohol to be sold on certain holidays Defeatedd
LRCA State Question 641 Taxes Allows the legislature to permit municipalities to provide tax exemptions and tax relief Approveda

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

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