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American Legion tax break approved unanimously by Senate

Posted at 11:33 AM, Apr 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-17 12:33:51-04

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Senate unanimously approved House Bill 1003, which exempts the American Legion from states sales taxes on good and services.

In a news release, the Senate stated that for years Blue Star Mothers and Veterans of Foreign Wars received a sales tax exemption and wanted to correct that, so they wanted to extend that sales tax to the American Legion.

“Twice this session, members of the Legislature, Governor Stitt and Lt. Governor Pinnell have gathered to honor Oklahoma’s veterans," said Senate Appropriations Chair Roger Thompson. "With the passage of this bill, we follow our words with actions, supporting the American Legion which provides so much support to our veterans every day of the year.”

The House unanimously approved the measure last month.

American Legion helps Oklahoma veterans and their families with various services.

The bill will head to Governor Stitt's desk for his signature.

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