The Morning Brew: Lawmakers vote to reverse voter-approved measure
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house votes to undo voter-approved criminal justice reform measure
A bill that would undo several criminal justice reform measures Oklahoma voters approved last year passed the Oklahoma House of Representatives on Thursday.
The Oklahoman's capitol reporter, Dale Denwalt, has the story.
In November, Oklahomans voted to downgrade virtually all drug possession cases into misdemeanors. The criminal justice reformers who voted against House Bill 1482 said the people spoke clearly about what they wanted. Supporters of the bill, however, said voters weren't told the state question eliminated what they described as drug-free school zones.
“It's not overturning the will of the people, because the people did not get a chance to vote on it,” said state Rep. Bobby Cleveland, R-Slaughterville.