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Oklahoma

State

Senate

Legislative

Brief

June 2014

 


 

Issues To Be Referred to Oklahoma Voters
for Approval or Rejection at the 2014 Elections
see also the list of State Questions compiled by the Secretary of State at
https://www.sos.ok.gov/gov/questions.aspx

Issue: Dual Office Holding
State Question 769
Legislative Referendum 364
Originating Legislation: SJR 33 (2014)
Principal Authors: Senator Eddie Fields, Representative John Enns
Election Date: November 4, 2014 (pending proclamation by the Governor)

Ballot Title (as re-written by the Attorney General):

 

 

Issue: Transferability of Disabled Veteran Homestead Exemption
State Question 770

Legislative Referendum 365

Originating Legislation:  HB 2621 (2014)

Principal Authors:  Senator Josh Brecheen, Representative Mike Reynolds
Election Date: November 4, 2014 (pending proclamation by the Governor)

Ballot Title (as approved by the Attorney General):

This measure amends the Oklahoma Constitution.  It amends Section 8E of Article 10.  This section provides a homestead exemption to certain qualifying disabled veterans.  It also provides a homestead exemption to the surviving spouse of qualifying disabled veterans.  This measure would allow either the veteran or his or her surviving spouse to sell the homestead but acquire another homestead property in the same calendar year.  The exemption would apply to the newly acquired homestead property to the same extent as the original exemption for the homestead property that was sold.

 

 

Issue: Homestead Exemption for Surviving Spouse of Deceased Military Personnel
State Question 771

Legislative Referendum 366

Originating Legislation:  HB 2621 (2014)

Principal Authors:  Senator Josh Brecheen, Representative Mike Reynolds
Election Date: November 4, 2014 (pending proclamation by the Governor)

Ballot Title (as approved by the Attorney General):

 

This measure amends the Oklahoma Constitution.  It would add a new Section 8F to Article 10.  It would create a homestead exemption for the surviving spouse of military personnel who die in the line of duty.  The United States Department of Defense or the applicable branch of the United States military would make the determination regarding whether the person engaged in military service died while in the line of duty.  It would provide the surviving spouse of such person with a one hundred percent (100%) exemption for the fair cash value of the homestead until the surviving spouse remarried.  This measure would allow the surviving spouse to sell the homestead, but acquire another homestead property in the same calendar year.  The exemption would apply to the newly acquired homestead property to the same extent as the original exemption for the homestead property that was sold.  The exemption would apply beginning in calendar year 2015.  The exemption would also apply for the 2014 calendar year if the surviving spouse meets applicable requirements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prepared By:
The Oklahoma State Senate, Senate Staff
Senator Brian Bingman, President Pro Tempore