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{{TOCnestright}}'''Oklahoma State Question 640''' (Initiative #348) was on the [[Oklahoma 1992 ballot measures|March 10, 1992]] ballot in [[Oklahoma]] as an {{icafull}}, where it was '''approved.'''
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The objective of the measure was to prevent the legislature from raising taxes without approval from the voters, or 3/4 of each house of the legislature.
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The '''Oklahoma Voter Approval for Tax Increases Amendment''', also known as '''State Question 640''', was on the [[1992 ballot measures#Oklahoma|March 10, 1992 ballot]] in [[Oklahoma]] as an {{icafull}}, where it was '''approved'''.  The measure required that any legislation intended to raise revenue for the support of the state government be submitted to a vote of the people before it could become effective. The measure also removed the authority of the [[Oklahoma Legislature|legislature]] to prevent a referendum vote on revenue issues.<ref>[https://www.sos.ok.gov/gov/questions.aspx ''Oklahoma Secretary of State'', "State Questions," accessed November 20, 2014]</ref>
  
 
==Election results==
 
==Election results==
  
 
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| title = Oklahoma State Question 640 (March 1992)
 
| yes = 373,143
 
| yes = 373,143
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| yespct = 56.19
 
| no = 290,978
 
| no = 290,978
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| nopct = 43.81
 
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==Opposition from Oklahoma Education Association==
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Election results via: [https://www.sos.ok.gov/gov/questions.aspx Oklahoma Secretary of State]
  
In a 2008 editorial criticizing the [[Oklahoma Education Association]] for sponsoring the [[Oklahoma HOPE Ballot Initiative]], the [[Oklahoman]] says that in 1992, the OEA "opposed a public vote on State Question 640."<ref>[http://newsok.com/power-play-oea-isnt-in-the-voters-corner/article/3280983/?tm=1218295577 ''Power play: OEA isn't in the voters' corner'', August 10, 2008]</ref>
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==Text of measure==
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The text of the measure can be read [https://www.sos.ok.gov/documents/questions/640.pdf here].
  
==Signatures==
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==Opposition==
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In a 2008 editorial criticizing the [[Oklahoma Education Association]] for sponsoring the [[Oklahoma HOPE Ballot Initiative]], the ''Oklahoman'' said that in 1992, the OEA "opposed a public vote on State Question 640."<ref>[http://newsok.com/power-play-oea-isnt-in-the-voters-corner/article/3280983/?tm=1218295577 ''Power play: OEA isn't in the voters' corner'', August 10, 2008]</ref>
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==Path to the ballot==
  
 
:: ''[[Oklahoma signature requirements]]''
 
:: ''[[Oklahoma signature requirements]]''
  
233,832 signatures were filed to qualify it for the ballot, versus a requirement of 175,656.
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233,832 signatures were filed to qualify it for the ballot, exceeding the requirement of 175,656.
  
==External links==
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==See also==
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* [[Oklahoma 1992 ballot measures]]
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* [[1992 ballot measures]]
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* [[List of Oklahoma ballot measures]]
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* [[History of Initiative & Referendum in Oklahoma]]
  
* [http://www.sos.state.ok.us/exec_legis/InitRef.asp?intId=640 Summary of measure]
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==External links==
* [http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Questions/640.pdf Text of measure]
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* [https://www.sos.ok.gov/gov/questions.aspx Oklahoma Secretary of State]
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* [https://www.sos.ok.gov/documents/questions/640.pdf Oklahoma State Question 640]
  
 
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The Oklahoma Voter Approval for Tax Increases Amendment, also known as State Question 640, was on the March 10, 1992 ballot in Oklahoma as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure required that any legislation intended to raise revenue for the support of the state government be submitted to a vote of the people before it could become effective. The measure also removed the authority of the legislature to prevent a referendum vote on revenue issues.[1]

Election results

Oklahoma State Question 640 (March 1992)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 373,143 56.19%
No290,97843.81%

Election results via: Oklahoma Secretary of State

Text of measure

The text of the measure can be read here.

Opposition

In a 2008 editorial criticizing the Oklahoma Education Association for sponsoring the Oklahoma HOPE Ballot Initiative, the Oklahoman said that in 1992, the OEA "opposed a public vote on State Question 640."[2]

Path to the ballot

Oklahoma signature requirements

233,832 signatures were filed to qualify it for the ballot, exceeding the requirement of 175,656.

See also

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References


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