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State Questions 777 and 779

We're continuing our series on the state questions that will appear on the ballot November 8. This week we're looking at State Question 777, referred to as Right to Farm, and State Question 779, a measure that would increase Oklahoma's sales tax by one percent to fund education. 

State Question 777, commonly referred to as Right to Farm, is a legislatively referred constitutional amendment sent to a vote of the people by the Oklahoma Legislature. If passed, it will add Section 38 to Article II of the Oklahoma Constitution, which creates state constitutional rights. The addition would guarantee protection to farmers and ranchers utilizing agricultural technology, livestock procedures and ranching practices.

Passage of SQ 777 would effectively prevent the legislature from passing laws regulating agriculture and livestock practices. Any law attempting to regulate or restrict the agricultural industry would result in a lawsuit and, in the absence of compellin...

Jennifer Engleman | Oct 31, 2016
State Questions 776, 781 and 781

Oklahoma citizens may initiate statewide legislation via ballot measures in the form of either initiated state statutes or initiated constitutional amendments. In Oklahoma, citizens also have the power to repeal legislation via veto referendum.  We covered this last week here. This week we're taking a look at three of the state questions that will be on the ballot that pertain to criminal justice issues.  

State Question 776 is a type of legislatively referred constitutional amendment that will appear on the ballot as a measure because the Oklahoma State legislature voted to put it before the voters.  

This measure would add a new Se...

Jennifer Engleman | Oct 18, 2016