2018 October POINT!

T he Greater Oklahoma City Chamber’s executive committee and/or board of directors recently voted to support the state questions that will appear on the upcoming November ballot. “The Chamber’s executive committee and board of directors only take action on state questions whose outcome will be critical to the business community and to the future economic growth of Greater Oklahoma City,” said Roy H. Williams, CCE, president and CEO of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber. “We believe that voting yes on state questions 793, 794, 798, 800 and 801 is the right choice for the future of our region.” State Question 793 State Question 793 is a proposed amendment to the Oklahoma Constitution that would allow optometrists and opticians to practice in large retail establishments such as Walmart. A yes vote on this state question would bring Oklahoma law in line with the 47 other states that Chamber adopts position on November state questions

already allow this practice, giving Oklahoma residents better access to affordable eye care. State Question 794 Better known as Marsy’s Law, State Question 794 would amend the Oklahoma Constitution to guarantee certain rights for victims of crimes and their families or guardians. Currently, the United States Constitution gives alleged and convicted criminals more than 20 individual rights. If passed, Marsy’s Law would amend the Oklahoma Constitution to ensure that victims have rights that balance the rights given to the accused and convicted. State Question 798 If passed, State Question 798 would require candidates for Oklahoma governor and lieutenant governor run on one ticket beginning in 2026, thus creating a unified ticket aligned behind a common

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