Oklahoma could join states calling for Constitutional Convention

Ponca City Now - February 25, 2015 7:58 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Oklahoma could join a growing list of states calling for a convention to be held to amend the U.S. Constitution.

The Senate Rules Committee will consider a bill on Wednesday calling for a constitutional convention to be held to consider amendments to restrict the federal government’s power and impose term limits for members of Congress.

Former U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn visited with House and Senate Republicans on Monday and urged them to pass the bill.

The committee also will consider a separate bill calling for a statewide vote on whether to add certain death penalty provisions to the Oklahoma Constitution. If approved by voters, it would allow any method of execution that is not prohibited by the U.S. Constitution.

 

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