All Four Of The State Questions Approved By Voters

Wednesday, November 8th 2006, 6:01 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- State voters have approved a state question that would force lawmakers to give up their state pay if they're convicted of or plead no contest or guilty to misdemeanor crimes.

The question is State Question 724 and was put on the ballot after a former Representative Mike O'Neal was jailed for 30 days in 2005 for outraging public decency for groping a woman in a motel lounge in Oklahoma City. O'Neal continued to receive his $38,000 annual pay as a lawmaker while he was locked up.

Voters also approved proposals allowing liquor stores to remain open during voting hours on Election Day and one allowing the state to use up to $10-million to help "at-risk" manufacturers.

A fourth proposal approved allows lawmakers to adopt laws governing applications to be filed for a property tax exemption on goods shipped into the state and kept here for no more than 90 days.