Back-To-School Tax Holiday

Wednesday, March 14th 2007, 6:27 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A measure proposing a "back-to-school sales tax holiday" in Oklahoma receives state Senate approval.

The measure would make shoes and clothing priced at less than $100 tax-free during the first Friday, Saturday and Sunday in August.

Durant state Senator Jay Paul Gumm and Lawton Senator Don Barrington sponsored the bill.

Gumm said Tuesday that a sales tax holiday in Texas had drawn away Oklahoma consumers before the start of school.