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Online sales tax bill passes House

OKLAHOMA CITY – A bill that would bring in money for education funding passed the House Wednesday evening.

HB1019XX, an online sales tax bill, would require any remote seller and marketplace facilitator with sales of $10,000 to collect and provide sales taxes to the state or comply with requirements by the tax commission.

The bill would bring in $19.6 million for Fiscal Year 2019 and $20.5 million annually, which would be dedicated to education.

The House passed the bill Wednesday evening with a vote of 92-7.

HB1019XX will go to the Senate Thursday.

Alicia Priest, president of the Oklahoma Education Association, released a statement after the passing of HB1019XX:

“Educators, parents and students have come to the Capitol by the tens of thousands this week to stand up for Oklahoma students. Tonight’s House vote is evidence of the momentum created by our passionate voices and tireless advocacy. House Bill 1019xx provides an additional $20 million in dedicated funding for students. This is a win for students and educators and signals major progress toward funding the schools our students deserve.

“Our win for kids today was only possible because of the energy educators and students have brought to the Capitol this week. But our elected leaders have more work to do for our students. We look forward to letting the Senate hear our voices on this measure and HB 1013xx, known as ‘Ball and Dice.’ Together, these two measures will nearly double the increase in funding for Oklahoma students.”