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HJR 1056 - Prohibits Use of International and Sharia Law in State Courts - Key Vote

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NOTE: A PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT CAN BE PLACED ON THE BALLOT BY A MAJORITY VOTE OF BOTH CHAMBERS ON A JOINT RESOLUTION. IT MUST BE APPROVED BY A MAJORITY OF CITIZENS VOTING IN ORDER TO BECOME EFFECTIVE.

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Constitutional Amendment - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) (41-2) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibits Use of International and Sharia Law in State Courts

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference resolution that submits a constitutional amendment to the voters that prohibits the consideration of International and Sharia Law in making judicial decisions.

Highlights:
-Authorizes Oklahoma courts to "uphold and adhere to the law as provided" in, but not limited to (Sec. 3):
    -The United States Constitution; -The Oklahoma Constitution; -The United States Code; and -If necessary, the law of another State of the United States, provided that the other state does not consider Sharia Law in making judicial decisions.
-Prohibits Oklahoma courts from considering the laws of other nations and cultures, including, but not limited to, International and Sharia Law (Sec. 3).
Constitutional Amendment - Conference Report Adopted (House) (82-10) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibits Use of International and Sharia Law in State Courts

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference resolution that submits a constitutional amendment to the voters that prohibits the consideration of International and Sharia Law in making judicial decisions.

Highlights:
-Authorizes Oklahoma courts to "uphold and adhere to the law as provided" in, but not limited to (Sec. 3):
    -The United States Constitution; -The Oklahoma Constitution; -The United States Code; and -If necessary, the law of another State of the United States, provided that the other state does not consider Sharia Law in making judicial decisions.
-Prohibits Oklahoma courts from considering the laws of other nations and cultures, including, but not limited to, International and Sharia Law (Sec. 3).
Constitutional Amendment - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Prohibits Use of International and Sharia Law in State Courts

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