H.R. 1521 (111th): Cell Tax Fairness Act of 2009

Introduced:
Mar 16, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Zoe Lofgren
Representative for California's 16th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Mar 16, 2009
Length
7 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 5793 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 15, 2008

S. 1192 (Related)
Mobile Wireless Tax Fairness Act of 2009

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 04, 2009

 
Status

This bill was introduced on March 16, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Mar 16, 2009
Referred to Committee Mar 16, 2009
 
Full Title

To restrict any State or local jurisdiction from imposing a new discriminatory tax on cell phone services, providers, or property.

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Cosponsors
198 cosponsors (117R, 81D) (show)
Committees

House Judiciary

Commercial and Administrative Law

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3/16/2009--Introduced.
Cell Tax Fairness Act of 2009 - Prohibits states or local governments from imposing any new discriminatory tax on mobile services, mobile service providers, or mobile service property for five years after the enactment of this Act. Defines "new discriminatory tax" as a tax imposed on mobile services, providers, or property that is not generally imposed on other types of services or property, or that is generally imposed at a lower rate.

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