Oklahoma Veteran Property Tax, State Question 735 (2008)

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The Oklahoma Veteran Property Tax Amendment, also known as State Question 735, was on the November 4, 2008 ballot in Oklahoma as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure provided a personal property tax exemption for disabled veterans in the state.[1]

Election results

Oklahoma State Question 735 (2008)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 1,153,831 85.00%
No203,64415.00%

Election results via: Oklahoma Secretary of State

Text of measure

Ballot title

The official ballot title appeared as:[2]

This measure amends the Oklahoma Constitution. It adds Section 8D to Article 10. The measure takes effect

January 1, 2009. It creates an exemption from personal property tax. The exemption would be for the full amount of taxes due on all household personal property. The exemption would apply to certain injured veterans. It would also apply to those veterans’ surviving spouses.

To qualify for the exemption an injured veteran would have to meet certain requirements. First, a branch of the Armed Forces or the Oklahoma National Guard would have to have honorably discharged the veteran from active service. Second, the veteran would have to be an Oklahoma resident. Third, the veteran would have to be the head of the household. Fourth, the veteran would have to be one hundred percent permanently disabled. Fifth, the United States Department of Veterans Affairs would have to certify the disability. Sixth, the disability must have occurred through military action or accident, or resulted from a disease contracted while in active service. The Legislature could pass laws to carry out the exemption. Such laws could not change the amount of the exemption. [3]

Full text

The full text of the measure can be read here.

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References

  1. Oklahoma Secretary of State, "State Questions," accessed December 2, 2014
  2. Oklahoma Secretary of State, "State Question 735," accessed December 2, 2014
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.