Oklahoma House sends tax proposal to Senate

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March 16, 2011

Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma: Two measures have been proposed in the Oklahoma Legislature dealing with property taxes, but one of those two proposals took a significant step towards making the ballot in 2012. On March 12, 2011, HJR 1001 was approved by the Oklahoma House of Representatives with a full vote of 82-13. The measure now heads to the Oklahoma State Senate for a similar vote.[1][2]

HJR 1001 would put a permanent freeze on property tax levels for senior citizens who exceeded 65 years of age. State Representative David Dank is the sponsor of both measures.[1]

Previously, on February 23, 2011, the House Rules Committee approved HJR 1001 with a vote of 12-1, and HJR 1002 with a vote of 11-2. The measures then headed to the full House for debate. HJR 1002 would put a 3 percent annual cap on future property tax increases.

The Oklahoma State Legislature can approve a proposed amendment by a majority vote in both chambers.

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