State Question No. 759 prohibits certain preferential treatment or discrimination based on affirmative action programs. The measure deals with three areas of government action, including employment, education and contracting.
State Question No. 762 modifies the power and authority of the governor and pardon and parole board in the parole process for nonviolent offenders by changing current law to decrease the power and authority of the governor by removing the governor from the parole process for persons convicted of certain nonviolent offenses. It enlarges the power and authority of the Pardon and Parole Board by authorizing it to grant parole to persons convicted of certain nonviolent offenses.
State Question No. 764 creates the Water Infrastructure Credit Enhancement Reserve Fund and allows the Oklahoma Water Resources Board to issue bonds.
State Question No. 765 repeals sections of the State Constitution relating to the Department of Public Welfare, its commission and director; grants the legislature the authority to create and direct the administration of a department to provide for public welfare.
State Question No. 766 exempts all intangible personal property from ad valorem taxation.
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