Oklahoma. Constitution Revision Study Commission

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The Okahoma Constitution Revision Study Commission was formed in September of 1988 by Governor Henry Bellmon and Attorney General Robert Henry in order to shorten and to modernize the outdated Oklahoma Constitution. While Robert Henry was officially the chair with Governor Bellmon and David Boren as honorary co-chairs, Nancy J. Davies led the effort by serving as the executive director. Davies was a well-known citizen activist from Enid, Oklahoma. The Commission decided to put its three most important concerns before a statewide vote as amendments to the Constitution. The three amendments would have made revisions to Article 9 (encouraging state economic development) and Article 6 (reducing government size and allowing the state governor and lieutenant governor to run for election as a team), as well as adding a new Article 29 (creating a constitutional ethics commission). The first two proposals were struck down by the Oklahoma Supreme Court. Voters passed the third amendment (State Question 627) in September of 1990.

From the description of Papers, 1976-1992, bulk 1988-1989. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 518339496

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creatorOf Oklahoma. Constitution Revision Study Commission. Papers, 1976-1992, bulk 1988-1989. University of Oklahoma, Bizzell Memorial Library
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associatedWith Bellmon, Henry. person
associatedWith Davies, Nancy J. person
associatedWith Goble, Danney, 1946-2007. person
associatedWith Henry, Robert H. person
associatedWith League of Women Voters of Oklahoma. corporateBody
associatedWith Metropolitan Tulsa Chamber of Commerce. corporateBody
associatedWith Oklahoma. Ethics Commission. corporateBody
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Active 1992


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