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§ 14. Levy and collection by general laws and for public purposes--Assumption of debts

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedConstitution of the State of Oklahoma [Annotated]

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Constitution of the State of Oklahoma [Annotated] (Refs & Annos)
Article X. .--Revenue and Taxation
General Provisions (Refs & Annos)
OK Const. Art. 10, § 14
§ 14. Levy and collection by general laws and for public purposes--Assumption of debts
A. Except as otherwise provided by this section, taxes shall be levied and collected by general laws, and for public purposes only, except that taxes may be levied when necessary to carry into effect Section thirty-one of the Bill of Rights.1 Except as required by the Enabling Act, the State shall not assume the debt of any county, municipal corporation, or political subdivision of the State, unless such debt shall have been contracted to defend itself in time of war, to repel invasion, or to suppress insurrection.
B. Subject to requirements imposed by law, use of public facilities of institutions within The Oklahoma State System of Higher Education shall be authorized by this section if the use is made in connection with a project involving the research or development of a technology, whether or not the technology is protected pursuant to federal or state law governing intellectual property, the results of which have potential economic value for a business enterprise or private business entity involved in the project with the institution.


Amended by State Question No. 680, Legislative Referendum No. 310, adopted at election held on Nov. 3, 1998.


Art. 2, § 31.
OK Const. Art. 10, § 14, OK CONST Art. 10, § 14
Current with amendments received through February 15, 2023. Some rules may be more current, see credits for details.
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