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S. 2713: Tanning Tax Repeal Act of 2019

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About the bill

In the words of stand-up comedian Mitch Hedberg: “I was going to get my teeth whitened but then I thought, ‘I’ll just get a tan instead.’”


The Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare, included a 10% tax on indoor tanning. Many consider the tax a failure because it was projected to raise $1.6 billion during its first six years, but instead it raised $506.9 million, or less than ⅓ of the projection.

That’s largely because indoor tanning was far more popular a decade ago, when the tax was written and then implemented, than it is now. The tanning industry blames the tax for the industry’s downfall.

The nonpartisan Tax Policy Center says that while the claim may have some merit, the truth is ...

Sponsor and status

Rand Paul

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Kentucky. Republican.

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Last Updated: Oct 28, 2019
Length: 2 pages
Oct 28, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on Oct 28, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on October 28, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Oct 28, 2019

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S. 2713 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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