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Oklahoma Farm Bureau Celebrates Defeat of HJR 1092

Fri, 23 May 2014 20:58:39 CDT

Oklahoma Farm Bureau Celebrates Defeat of HJR 1092 The state's largest general farm organization, the Oklahoma Farm Bureau, lobbied against a potential increase in ad volerem taxes that could have come out of HJR 1092- a measure that supporters said was all about helping provide storm shelters to public schools across the state.

Here is the statement released by Oklahoma Farm Bureau late Friday afternoon after the Senate defeated the measure and adjourned for 2014.

"Despite a late-night reconsideration and passing by the House Thursday, HJR 1092 was defeated in the Senate today 16-25. Oklahoma Farm Bureau thanks those senators who voted to turn down the measure that would have increased Oklahoma ad valorem taxes to build storm shelters in schools.

"The House originally defeated HJR 1092 by a substantial 34-61 vote Thursday afternoon, but it then passed with 51 votes Thursday night.

"This was an unfortunate case of political power undermining what's best for Oklahoma communities, but we are glad to see that at the end of the day, our legislators understand the negative impact this bill could have had on farmers and ranchers," OKFB President Tom Buchanan said. "We appreciate the effort our state Senate has shown in protecting landowners.

"We continue to support the construction of shelters to protect students but encourage lawmakers to identify solutions that do not put an unfair burden on the state's landowners."



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