House Bill 2580 died in the House on Monday but was called up for reconsideration Tuesday afternoon. After more debate on the measure, it passed the House floor by a vote of 63-27. The bill extends the sunset date of the “Compete with Canada Film Act” from this July 1 to July 1, 2024. The act reimburses filmmakers for a third of qualified expenses, up to $5 million.
The bill originally failed to receive a majority vote (48-43) and secure passage to the state Senate on Monday. Contentious debate on the House floor questioned why Oklahoma would want to issue money back to movie companies for the creation of potentially objectionable material.
— Transcript Staff
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