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H.R. 787 (114th): Payer State Transparency Act of 2015


The text of the bill below is as of Feb 5, 2015 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


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114th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 787

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 5, 2015

(for himself and Mr. Garrett) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

A BILL

To assess the State by State impact of Federal taxation and spending.

1.

Short Title

This Act may be cited as the Payer State Transparency Act of 2015.

2.

Calculation of Federal Tax Burdens and Outlays

(a)

State by State Calculation of Federal tax burdens

(1)

In General

The Secretary of Commerce, acting through the Director of the Bureau of Economic Analysis, shall calculate the Federal tax burden of each State for each calendar year.

(2)

Calculation of Federal tax burden

For purposes of calculating the Federal tax burden of each State under paragraph (1), the Secretary shall—

(A)

treat Federal taxes paid by an individual as a burden on the State in which such individual resides; and

(B)

treat Federal taxes paid by a legal business entity as a burden on each State in which economic activity of such entity is performed in the same proportion that the economic activity of such entity in such State bears to the economic activity of such entity in all the States.

(b)

State by State Calculation of Federal Outlays

(1)

In General

The Director of the Office of Management and Budget, in coordination with the Council of Economic Advisers and the Secretary of the Treasury, shall calculate the total amount of Federal outlays received by each State in each fiscal year.

(2)

Treatment of Contract Awards

For purposes of calculating the amount of Federal outlays received by a State under paragraph (1), a Federal contract award shall be treated as a Federal outlay received by each State in which performance under the award takes place in the same proportion that such performance in such State bears to such performance in all the States.

(c)

State Defined

In this section the term State means each of the several States.

3.

Joint Report

Not later than the date that is 180 days after the beginning of each calendar year, the Secretary of Commerce and the Director of the Office of Management and Budget shall—

(1)

jointly submit to Congress a report containing the results of the calculations described in section 2 with respect to such calendar year; and

(2)

publish the report on a publicly accessible website of the Bureau of Economic Analysis.