About the bill
The 1998 Internet Tax Freedom Act prohibits taxes on internet access and any internet-specific commodities such as bandwidth, but the law is set to expire on October 1, 2015, at which point states could begin taxing internet services. The Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act (PITFA) would remove the expiration date from the law. PITFA was originally introduced in the 113th Congress, where it passed the House but never reached a Senate vote. It has now passed the House in the 114th Congress, and awaits a vote by the Senate.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Virginia's 6th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Jun 10, 2015
Length: 2 pages
114th Congress (2015–2017)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on June 9, 2015 but was never passed by the Senate.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
191 Cosponsors (132 Republicans, 59 Democrats)
What legislators are saying
“Rep. Latta on House Passage of the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act”
— Rep. Robert Latta [R-OH5] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 11, 2015
“Eshoo Bill to Permanently End Internet Access Tax Signed Into Law”
— Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18] (Co-sponsor) on Feb 24, 2016
Jul 15, 2014
Earlier Version — Passed House (Senate next)
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 3086 (113th).
Jan 9, 2015
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Jun 9, 2015
Passed House (Senate next)
The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.
H.R. 235 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.
Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 235. This is the one from the 114th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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