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§ 4. Terms of office--Succession

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedConstitution of the State of Oklahoma [Annotated]

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Constitution of the State of Oklahoma [Annotated] (Refs & Annos)
Article VI. .--Executive Department
in General
OK Const. Art. 6, § 4
§ 4. Terms of office--Succession
A. The term of office of the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, State Auditor and Inspector, Attorney General, State Treasurer, Commissioner of Labor and Superintendent of Public Instruction shall be four (4) years from the second Monday of January next after their election. The said officers shall be eligible to immediately succeed themselves except as otherwise provided in this section.
B. 1. No person shall be eligible to serve as Governor for a period of time in excess of eight (8) years. Such years need not be consecutive. Any years served by a person serving as Governor for less than a full term to fill a vacancy in such office shall not be included in the eight-year limitation set forth herein.
2. Notwithstanding the provisions of this amendment, any person serving as Governor at the time of passage of this amendment shall be eligible to complete the term of office to which he or she was elected but shall not be eligible to serve as Governor for a period of time in excess of eight (8) years, excluding years served for less than a full term to fill a vacancy in such office. The provisions of this paragraph shall apply regardless of whether such years were served prior to or after passage of this amendment.
C. No person shall be eligible to serve as Lieutenant Governor, State Auditor and Inspector, Attorney General, State Treasurer, Commissioner of Labor or Superintendent of Public Instruction for a period of time in excess of eight (8) years. Such years need not be consecutive. Any years served by a person elected or appointed to serve less than a full term to fill a vacancy in any such office shall not be included in the limitations set forth herein. Any person serving in such position at the time of passage of this amendment shall be eligible to complete the term for which he or she has been elected and shall be eligible to serve an additional eight (8) years thereafter, notwithstanding the provisions of this amendment.
D. The Legislature is hereby authorized to enact laws to implement the provisions of subsections B and C of this section.

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Amended by State Question No. 436, Legislative Referendum No. 157, adopted at election held May 3, 1966; State Question Nos. 510, 511, Legislative Referendum Nos. 210, 211, adopted at election held July 22, 1975, eff. Jan. 8, 1979; Amended by State Question No. 613, Legislative Referendum No. 270, adopted at election held on Nov. 8, 1988; Amended by State Question No. 747, Legislative Referendum No. 348, adopted at election held on Nov. 2, 2010.
OK Const. Art. 6, § 4, OK CONST Art. 6, § 4
Current with amendments received through 6/30/2020
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