Oklahoma Storm Shelter Tax Exemptions, State Question 696 (2002)

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The Oklahoma Storm Shelter Tax Exemptions Amendment, also known as State Question 696, was on the November 5, 2002 ballot in Oklahoma as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure exempted up to 100 square feet of a storm shelter from property taxes.[1]

Election results

Oklahoma State Question 696 (2002)
Approveda Yes 635,841 66.09%

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 amends Section 6 of Article 10. This measure would exempt up to 100 square feet of a storm shelter from property tax. To be exempt, a storm shelter must be designed to provide protection and safety from tornadoes. Storm shelters include safe rooms built within a home. The exemption would apply to storm shelters installed or added after January 1, 2002. A transfer of real property with an exempt storm shelter would result in the shelter being subject to property tax.


Full text

The full text of the measure can be read here.

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  1. Oklahoma Secretary of State, "State Questions," accessed November 25, 2014
  2. Oklahoma Secretary of State, "State Question 696," accessed November 25, 2014
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.