I am scanning the bills filed in the Ok Legislature and I just want you to know it is increasingly apparent that our legislators are *pretty upset* that the voters continue to utilize initiative petitions to change OK laws. #okleg
So far there have been 4 Senate Joint Resolutions and 2 House Joint Resolutions filed which in some form or fashion ask the Secretary of State to add to the next ballot a referendum which will significantly increase the number of signatures required to get on the ballot.
Some of them seek to make sure there is equal representation from all congressional districts, some of them solely want to increase the number of signatures required, and one of them wants the same percentage of signatures from each county.
Since Oklahomans have used the initiative petition process to pass many significant law changes in the last five years (including criminal justice reforms (SQ780/781), Medicaid expansion (SQ802), and medical marijuana (SQ788)) this is something that should concern all of us.
I find it unlikely that Okies would pass a restriction on their right to pass laws by popular vote (they need a vote of the people to change requirements for a vote of the people) it is still a concerning movement to further reject the will of the people in our state.
HJR 1004 - Rep. Fetgatter
HJR 1002 - Rep. Hardin
SJR 4 - Sen. Haste
SJR 5 - Sen. Taylor
SJR 7 - Sen. Pederson
SJR 8 - Sen. Allen
SJR 10 - Sen. David

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