Dual Office Holding
Oklahoma Ballot Measure - SQ 769
Election: Nov. 4, 2014 (General)
This measure amends Section 12 of Article 2 of the Oklahoma Constitution. That Section currently imposes limits on an individual simultaneously holding certain government offices. The amendment would permit those serving in state offices of trust or profit to also hold certain military positions. Holders of an Oklahoma office of trust or profit who currently can not simultaneously hold certain military positions, include:
-Statewide elected officials, such as the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General and Treasurer;
-Members of State Boards, Agencies and Commissions, and
-Many County Officers.
The measure creates a state constitutional right permitting holders of Oklahoma offices of trust or profit to also serve and be called to active duty or active service in the following military positions:
1) An Officer or Enlisted Member of
-The National Guard,
-The National Guard Reserve,
-The Oklahoma State Guard, or
-Any other active militia or military force organized under State law;
2) An Officer of the Officers Reserve Corps of the United States or
3) An Enlisted Member of the Organized Reserves of the United States.
The Measure empowers the Legislature to enact laws to implement the amended Section.