H.R. 2877: To prevent certain discriminatory taxation of natural gas pipeline property.

Jul 31, 2013
Referred to Committee
2% chance of being enacted
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Bill Flores
Representative for Texas's 17th congressional district
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Jul 31, 2013
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H.R. 4847 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 26, 2012


This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on July 31, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Introduced Jul 31, 2013
Referred to Committee Jul 31, 2013
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7% chance of getting past committee.
2% chance of being enacted.

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6 cosponsors (4D, 2R) (show)

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Regulatory Reform, Commercial, and Antitrust Law

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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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