State Initiatives: OK Eligibility Bill Fails, MO’s Withdrawn; TX Sovereignty Bill Passes Committeeby Phil on 04/23/2009
A local Oklahoma news station reported today that HB1329 failed in the State Senate, 23-20:
The vote was 23-20 on Thursday for the measure. It takes 25 votes to pass a measure in the 48-member Senate. …
Opponents said the bill was unnecessary because candidates’ residency and qualifications are subject to challenge by opponents.
This is not the first time that Oklahoma’s State Senate has blocked this measure from going forward.
The status page for HJR34 shows that the bill was withdrawn without reason on March 12, merely 8 days after it was introduced.
House Concurrent Resolution 50, introduced by Texas State Representative Brandon Creightonpassed out of committee today. The vote was 10-2 with 3 not voting.
The resolution passed without amendment and is awaiting further action.
A current listing of State-based initiatives can be found here.