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Oklahoma Capitol briefs: Term limit proposal heading to vote in Oklahoma Senate

FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: April 15, 2009 at 8:18 am •  Published: April 15, 2009

Oklahomans will decide whether to give term limits to most statewide elected officials. Senate Joint Resolution 12 is on its way to the secretary of state’s office to be placed on the ballot after the House on Tuesday passed the measure, 69-29. It requires a vote of the people because it would change the state constitution.

The proposal would limit the governor, lieutenant governor, state auditor and inspector, attorney general, state treasurer, labor commissioner, state schools superintendent and insurance commissioner to serve no more than eight cumulative years in office.

Henry signs records bill
Gov. Brad Henry signed into law Tuesday a measure aimed to make the Oklahoma City National Memorial Foundation a comprehensive repository of records and other historical documents related to the 1995 federal building bombing. House Bill 1334 gives state agencies the authority to transfer to the foundation all records pertaining to the April 19, 1995, bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building.

Askins seeks business
Lt. Gov. Jari Askins is hosting business and economic development leaders from the across the country this week during the annual Lieutenant Governor’s Invitational Turkey Hunt.