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Governor Gets American Legion Bill, signs CIRB Repayment

Legislative Update

The House of Representatives this week gave final passage to House Bill 1003. I was the primary sponsor of this legislation that will give the American Legion tax-exempt status. The American Legion has served our Oklahoma veterans for more than 100 years, making sure they have clothing, food, health care and other services. They also help educate our youth about the value of patriotism. They work to ensure we remain a free and secure nation, and it’s an honor to give them this benefit.

Securing this tax exemption for the American Legion is something I’ve wanted to do since I got into office. The ups and downs of the state’s economy just never allowed it. A revenue surplus for many months running now made this the right time for this break to go through.

HB 1003 passed the House unanimously on fourth reading after I accepted several minor Senate amendments. It now awaits the governor’s signature.



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