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Group pushes for Oklahoma sentencing measure on 2020 ballot


December 27, 2019

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma voters may get to decide whether to amend the state constitution to bar people convicted of non-violent felonies from having to serve extra prison time because of previous convictions for non-violent offenses.

A petition to get the sentencing enhancements measure on the 2020 ballot cleared a 10-day protest period without objection, meaning its backers have 90 days, starting Thursday, to gather the 178,000 valid signatures needed to get it on the ballot, the Tulsa World reported.

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