Senator Randy Brogdon, R-Owasso
For Immediate Release: March
Sen. Randy Brogdon
Senate Passes Term Limits For Statewide
The Oklahoma Senate voted Thursday to send a proposal
for term limits for statewide officials to a vote of the people.
Brogdon, R-Owasso, successfully attached an amendment to SB
1987 for a legislative referendum that would place a 12 year limit
on the terms of Oklahoma’s statewide elected officials.
Brogdon’s proposal was adopted on a bipartisan 26 to 22 vote,
with 2 Democrats joining all 24 Republican senators in support of
the amendment. After adoption of the amendment, the Senate voted
31 to 17 for SB 1987.
“Term limits have brought fresh ideas and innovative thinking
to the state Legislature, and I believe term limits can have a similarly
positive effect on statewide offices," Brogdon stated.
Brogdon said he was disappointed that some Democrats argued that
his amendment violated a clause in the Senate’s power-sharing
agreement that prohibits re-hearing of specific proposals previously
defeated by the Senate in committee or on the floor.
“My amendment today has a different effect than the term limits
bill that died in committee, so it is clearly follows the letter
and the spirit of the power-sharing agreement and the Senate rules,”
Brogdon said. “That argument is a red herring.”
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Senator Brogdon's Office: (405) 521-5566