Oklahoma House Votes To Override Veto On Tribal Tobacco Compact Bill

The Oklahoma House of Representatives has voted to override Governor Kevin Stitt’s veto of the tribal tobacco compact bill.

Monday, July 31st 2023, 12:19 pm

By: News On 6, News 9


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The Oklahoma House of Representatives has voted to override Governor Kevin Stitt’s veto of the tribal tobacco compact bill.

The House voted 72-16 to override the bill, SB26X, which allows for the extension of Tribal Compacts Tobacco Product Sales Tax until Dec. 31, 2024.

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On July 24, the state Senate voted 34-7 to override the governor’s vetoes against the renewal of tobacco and vehicle registrations with tribal governments.

House Democrat Leader Cyndi Munson released the following statement after the vote:

“The 38 federally recognized tribes in Oklahoma are sovereign nations and are important partners in developing and growing our state’s economy. The tribes send millions of dollars of revenue to the state and the compacts have worked very well over the years. Simply put, if it’s not broken, don’t fix it, especially if it will involve long, expensive legal battles in court that may result in less revenue for the state of Oklahoma,” House Democratic Leader Cyndi Munson said.
“Continuing these compacts allows for continued revenue sources for the state to help address and maintain roads, bridges, schools, and other infrastructure,” Leader Munson said. “Without the continuation of such compacts, there would be a negative effect on the state budget due to loss of revenue.”
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