Tonight with less than five days of the Oklahoma Legislative Session to go, the Joint Committee on Appropriations and Budget passed HB 2433 which raises the tax on new and used purchased vehicles to 1.25%. The committee also passed SB 845 which raises the tax on cigarettes by $1.50 a pack. HB2433 and SB 845 are now headed to the House Floor and could possibly be voted on tomorrow.
According to the Oklahoma Constitution there is one huge problem. Section 33 B. states: “No revenue bill shall be passed during the five last days of the session.”
Sadly we have a legislature so obsessed with digging into Oklahoman’s pockets that they will stop at nothing, not even the law of the land.