Oklahoma Legislator Plans Reboot for Bill Ending Film Tax Credit

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After a proposed bill that would have canceled the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program stalled during the state Legislature’s 2017 special session, state Rep. Kevin Calvey (R-Oklahoma City) says he will try again in 2018.

In September 2017, Calvey proposed House Bill 1004 (HB 1004), which would have ended the Oklahoma Film Rebate Enhancement Program, which distributes cash to film and television production companies filming in the state.

The Enhancement Program is scheduled to end in 2024. HB 1004 would have canceled the program on January 1, 2018.

The state’s House Rules Committee did not consider HB 1004 in 2017, Calvey told Budget & Tax News, but the bill will be rebooted in January 2018.

“On the film tax credit repeal bill, it won’t be heard in special session,” Calvey wrote in an email to Budget & Tax News. “Either I, or someone else, will refile it in January for [the]regular session.”

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