Oklahoma County Sales Tax to Continue to Fund Juvenile Center Programs

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

 
 
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The Oklahoma Supreme Court ("Court") recently ruled that a county sales tax could continue to fund local juvenile center programs.

The county enacted the sales tax to "finance, construct, and equip" a juvenile detention center and related facilities. The state Attorney General gave an opinion saying that the tax could only be used to fund construction of the facilities, not to fund the programs. As a result, the Board of County Commissioners ("Board") decided not to use the tax to fund these programs. Several county citizens sued.

The Court ordered the Board to continue using the tax to fund the programs, at least until a court could reach a final decision. The Court ruled that the citizens were likely to win their case and that it was in the public interest to keep funding the programs for now. The Board therefore had to use the tax to fund the programs until either (1) the tax was changed by the county's voters or (2) a court order allowed the Board to stop funding the programs.

http://www.oscn.net/applications/oscn/DeliverDocument.asp?CiteID=477176


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