Automobile Dealers Association sues against bill adding fee to new, used cars

Automobile Dealers Association sues against bill adding fee to new, used cars


THE REAL ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICERS WILL ALWAYS BE IN CITY-MARKED CARS. ONE MORE FIGHT IS HEADED TO THE SUPREME COURT. THE OKLAHOMA AUTOMOBILE DEALERS ASSOCIATION SAY A BILL IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL, AND SOME LAWMAKERS THINK A SPECIAL SESSION COULD BE COMING.>>WE HAVE HAD FOR MONTHS TO DO ALL OF THIS, AND YOU WAITED UNTIL 11:00 TO RUN THIS BILL. BRET: LAWMAKERS COULDN’T AGREE WHETHER A ILL WAS A TAX OR A FEE.THEY PASSED HOUSE BILL 2433 WHICH ADDS ANOTHER 1.25 PERCENT SALES TAX ON ALL NEW AND USED CARS, EXPECTED TO GENERATE MORE THAN $123 MILLION.>>WE TRIED TO REACH A BIPARTISAN AGREEMENT. THE AGREEMENT COULD NOT BE REACHED, SO WE HAD TO COMPLY WITH OUR CONSTITUTIONAL DUTY. BRET: THE OKLAHOMA AUTOMOBILE DEALERS ASSOCIATION IS SUING THE STATE, SAYING THE BILL IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL, ARGUING THAT IT WAS PASSED IN THE LAST FIVE DAYS OF SESSION, AND IT DID NOT HAVE SUPER MAJORITY SUPPORT. IN A STATEMENT TO KOCO, SOME TOBACCO COMPANIES CALLED IT “VERBAL HOCUS-POCUS,” SAYING IT WAS A REVENUE-GENERATING TAX BILL. THE SUPREME COURT WILL HEAR VERBAL ARGUMENTS FOR THAT IN AUGUST. BRET: THE OKLAHOMA ATTORNEY GENERAL WILL FIGHT THIS LAWSUIT,

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