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Oklahoma City attorney asks court to examine professional license fees

Oklahoma City attorney asks court to examine professional license fees

Attorney argues that diverting a portion of license fees to the state’s general fund is unconstitutional.

BY JULIE BISBEE

Published: May 18, 2010

An Oklahoma City attorney is asking the state’s Supreme Court to examine how licensing fees are paid and where they go

Jerry Fent filed a lawsuit Monday saying the transfer of money paid for professional licenses to the state’s general fund violates the state constitution. Fent has filed a lawsuit against 18 state agencies and the state treasurer’s office.

He will make oral arguments in June before the high court will decide whether the case should be argued in the state Supreme Court.

Under a 1933 state law, 10 percent of fees received from licensing professionals such as doctors, pharmacists, engineers and home inspectors goes to the state’s general fund... FULL ARTICLE

 

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