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.
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’s construction, under the logic that this would almost never happen. After all, most sports teams were owned by billionaires or multi-millionaires who would help front much of the costs.
However, the opposite happened, as taxpayers started paying for way ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Junior Senator for New Jersey. Democrat.
Last Updated: Jun 12, 2017
Length: 2 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced on June 12, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
What legislators are saying
“Senator Lankfords Office Releases 2017 Activity Report”
— Sen. James Lankford [R-OK] (Co-sponsor) on Jan 2, 2018
Jun 12, 2017
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S. 1342 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 1342. This is the one from the 115th Congress.
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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