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Proposed amendment would extend term limits for Oklahoma lawmakers

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Voters may soon decide if state lawmakers should reside in their post longer than current term limits.

Currently, Oklahoma lawmakers may serve in the legislature for 12 years.

However, Rep. Paul Wesselhoft has proposed a constitutional amendment that would extend that limit to 16 years.

Wesselhoft says House Joint Resolution 1007 would allow state legislators to gain more experience before having to leave office.

Constitutional amendments must be passed by both houses before going to a vote of the people.

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