Representative Cody Maynard

Hi, I'm Cody Maynard and I represent the people of Oklahoma's 21st District.


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Mar 14, 2023
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Maynard Passes Bills Removing Marriage Penalty, Corporate Throwback Rules

OKLAHOMA CITY – Rep. Cody Maynard, R-Durant, advanced two bills in the Oklahoma House of Representatives. On Monday, Maynard passed House Bill 2697, which would remove the marriage penalty in the Oklahoma tax code. HB2697 is a provision in Oklahoma's current tax code that penalizes married couples in certain circumstances. These marriage penalties occur when the tax liability for a married couple filing jointly is higher than the combined tax liability of two individuals filing separately. "It is common sense: marriage should not penalize any taxpayer," Maynard said. "I am running this bill to ensure Oklahoma's tax code supports families and pro-family policies." Oklahoma is one of only 15 states with a marriage penalty in the tax code. It would change the 3.75% tax bracket from $2,400 to $4,600 so that two individuals filing taxes separately would pay the same amount as a married couple reporting the same total combined income. HB2697 passed the House 93-0. House Bill 1645, approved Monday, would repeal the corporate "throwback rule" in Oklahoma's tax code. The "throwback rule" punishes businesses that sell out of state, encouraging them to relocate their headquarters or distribution facilities to other states. Over time, tax avoidance strategies eliminate most or all revenue gains from throwback rules. "Throwback rules are often uncompetitive and ultimately counterproductive," Maynard said. "Eliminating this rule will strengthen Oklahoma's economy and prevent avoidance and restructuring issues in the future." Oklahoma is one of 21 states with a throwback rule. HB1645 passed the House 87-5. Both pieces of legislation now move to the Senate to await committee assignments.

Feb 7, 2023

Legislators, Pro-Life Organizations Defend Oklahoma's Abortion Laws

OKLAHOMA CITY – Today a bicameral group of legislators, together with numerous pro-life organizations, released the following statement in support of Oklahoma's current abortion laws. "Oklahoma is blessed to have the most comprehensive laws in the country to protect our unborn babies. We intend to defend our current laws as they stand, with the only allowed exception being to save the life of the mother. There is nothing more important than defending innocent life. The push to allow exceptions may come across as rooted in compassion for difficult circumstances, but at the end of the day, any additional exceptions would only take away innocent lives. There is no gray area when the issue is defending life. Each and every child has a right to life." The above statement is supported by the following legislators and organizations: Rep. Chris Banning (R-Bixby) Rep. Brad Boles (R-Marlow) Rep. Eddy Dempsey (R-Valliant) Rep. Collin Duel (R-Guthrie) Rep. Tom Gann (R-Inola) Rep. David Hardin (R-Stilwell) Rep. Justin Humphrey (R-Lane) Rep. John Kane (R-Bartlesville) Rep. Cody Maynard (R-Durant) Rep. Jim Olsen (R-Roland) Rep. Randy Randleman (R-Eufaula) Rep. Clay Staires (R-Skiatook) Rep. Kevin West (R-Moore) Rep. Rick West (R-Heavener) Rep. Danny Williams (R-Seminole) Rep. Max Wolfley (R-Oklahoma City) Sen. Micheal Bergstrom (R-Adair) Sen. David Bullard (R-Durant) Sen. George Burns (R-Pollard) Sen. Nathan Dahm (R-Broken Arrow) Sen. Warren Hamilton (R-McCurtain) Sen. Shane Jett (R-Shawnee) Sen. Roland Pederson (R-Burlington) Sen. Blake Stephens (R-Tahlequah) Students for Life Action OCPAC City Elders Oklahoma Second Amendment Association  The First Session of the 59th Legislature began Monday, February 6.