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H.R. 811 (115th): No Tax Subsidies for Stadiums Act

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About the bill

Since 2000, 36 sports stadiums have been constructed using $3.2 billion in federal tax subsidies. Check out the full list — maybe your favorite team or your hometown squad is there.

A new bill would end this practice.

The context

It all stems from a provision in a 1986 tax reform bill, which accidentally created a loophole which allowed tax avoidance for many bonds used to finance sports stadiums.

The provision stated that such bonds could be tax-exempt if they were used for more than 90 percent of a stadium ...

Sponsor and status

Steve Russell

Sponsor. Representative for Oklahoma's 5th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Feb 1, 2017
Length: 2 pages
Introduced
Feb 1, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 1, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

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History

Feb 1, 2017
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

H.R. 811 (115th) 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.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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