Plan OK’d to increase term limits for Oklahoma officeholders

Ponca City Now - March 10, 2016 9:05 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Term limits for statewide elected officials like the state treasurer and attorney general would be increased from eight years to 12 years under a proposal approved by the Oklahoma Senate.

The Senate voted 32-12 on Wednesday for a resolution that would send the proposal to a vote of the people in November.

If approved, all statewide elected officials except the governor would be able to serve 12 years in office. Senator Mike Schulz says the bill was written so that the current officeholders could run for another four-year term after 2018.

The measure would apply to the lieutenant governor, insurance commissioner, labor commissioner, superintendent of public instruction, attorney general and state auditor and inspector.

The bill now heads to the House for consideration.

 

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