Oklahoma lawmakers want constitutional amendment on senior property taxes | Oklahoma

Lisa R. Parker

(The Heart Sq.) – A few Oklahoma lawmakers are proposing a condition constitutional amendment that would freeze the homestead fair hard cash value of property for people in excess of the age of 65.

Oklahoma City Republicans Reps. Max Wolfley, Eric Roberts and Robert Manger sponsored Property Joint Resolution 1047 in the Legislature. The measure passed the Property but unsuccessful in the Senate. An “mysterious” reduce in the state’s advertisement valorem income would have happened if the monthly bill experienced handed, according to the summary. 

“This would not do away with the advertisement valorem tax of a person’s homestead house, it would just keep it from going up when the home operator has reached the age of 65. This freeze would manifest irrespective of an individual’s money,” the lawmakers said in a joint information release. “This state concern would simply check with state voters if they would like to make it possible for home tax values to freeze for seniors or if they favor that they keep on to pay back potential home tax improves each and every yr.”

The petition needs 177,958, which is 15% of the Oklahoma voters who participated in the previous gubernatorial election. The proposed amendment would be on the Nov. 8 ballot if more than enough valid signatures are gathered. 

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