Senator Don Barrington, R-Lawton
Senate Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee
For Immediate Release: February 19, 2008
Sen. Don Barrington
Senate Finance Committee Votes to Expand
Sales Tax Holiday
State Capitol, Oklahoma City – Lawton State Senator
Barrington’s bill to expand Oklahoma’s back-to-school
sales tax holiday to include school supplies was approved by
the Senate Finance Committee Tuesday.
Under current law, the sales tax holiday on the first weekend
in August exempts clothing and shoes from sales tax.
Barrington’s Senate Bill 1149 expands the list of tax-exempt
items to include school supplies beginning in August 2009. The
bill was drafted so it would not impact the upcoming budget year.
“Oklahoma’s first sales tax holiday was a huge success
for our state, which had been losing business to neighboring
states like Texas. This bill will help parents save money on
the school supplies they buy for their children each year,” stated
In 2007, Barrington authored the bill creating the state’s
back-to-school sales tax holiday.
For more information contact:
Senator Barrington's Office: (405) 521-5563