TULSA, Okla. — Oklahomans voted on two State Questions in Tuesday’s election.
State Question 805 and State Question 814 were on the ballot and would have make changes to the state’s Constitution if approved.
Both proposals were rejected by Oklahoma voters.
State Question 805, if passed by Oklahomans on Nov. 3, would amend the Oklahoma State Constitution to prohibit a judge from considering a defendant’s previous non-violent felony crimes when sentencing them for the crime they were just recently convicted of.
Those already incarcerated after being sentenced with those considerations would get the opportunity to seek a modified sentence in court.
A vote “Yes” would be in favor of the measure, a vote “No” would be against the measure.
State Question 814 would redirect the proceeds from state settlements or rulings against tobacco companies.
Instead of the 75 percent of proceeds going to the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust Fund -- used for tobacco prevention programs, cancer research and similar programs -- only 25 percent would go to that fund and the remaining 75 percent would go to the Legislative Fund.
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