Oklahoma Voters Decide On State Questions


Tuesday, November 2nd 2010, 7:30 pm
By: News On 6


NewsOn6.com

OKLAHOMA CITY -- In addition to the races for office, eleven state questions were on Tuesday's ballot.

Voters rejected State Question 744, which would have required Oklahoma to increase its spending per student to the regional average.

Other State Questions included:

  • SQ 750: Change Petition Requirements - Approved; Changes the requirements for the number of signatures on initiative and referendum petitions.
  • SQ 751 English Language - Approved; Would make English the state's official language, meaning all transactions performed by the state would be done in English only.
  • SQ 755 Court Decisions - Approved; Bans the use of both Sharia, as well as all international law, in state courts.  Sharia law is used in many Islamic countries, and can include harsh punishments like stoning and amputation.
  • SQ 746 - Voter Idenfication - Approved Requires that each person appearing to vote present a document proving their identity.
  • SQ 752 Judicial Nominating Commission - Approved; Adds two at–large members to the Judicial Commission.
  • SQ 747 - Term Limits For Statewide Elected Officials - Approved; Limits the number of years a person may serve in statewide elected offices.
  • SQ 754: State Government Expenditure Limitations - Rejected; Would have limited how the Constitution could control the appropriation process.
  • SQ 756 Health Care Systems - Approved; Allows for many provisions concerning the definition of "Health Care Systems," their functions, and their limitations.
  • SQ 748 Legislative Redistricting - Approved; Amends sections of the Oklahoma Constitution concerning voting districts.
  • SQ 757: Increase state surplus - Approved; Increases the amount of surplus revenue that goes into the state's rainy day fund

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