H.R. 4847 (112th): To prevent certain discriminatory taxation of natural gas pipeline property.

Apr 26, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Bill Flores
Representative for Texas's 17th congressional district
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Apr 26, 2012
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H.R. 2877 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

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Last Action: Jul 31, 2013


This bill was introduced on April 26, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Apr 26, 2012
Referred to Committee Apr 26, 2012

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Describes the following as acts that unreasonably burden and discriminate against interstate commerce, and prohibits states, political subdivisions, and any other taxing authority from:
(1) assessing natural gas pipeline property at a value that has a higher ratio to its true market value than the ratio used to assess other commercial and industrial property in the same assessment jurisdiction,
(2) levying or collecting a tax on such an assessment,
(3) levying or collecting an ad valorem property tax on natural gas pipeline property at a rate that exceeds the rate applicable to commercial and industrial property in the same assessment jurisdiction, or
(4) imposing any other tax that discriminates against a natural gas pipeline providing transportation subject to the jurisdiction of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
Grants jurisdiction to U.S. District Courts for claims involving discriminatory taxation of natural gas pipeline property and provides for relief for such claims.

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