H.R.1002 - Wireless Tax Fairness Act of 2011

To restrict any State or local jurisdiction from imposing a new discriminatory tax on cell phone services, providers, or property. view all titles (5)

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  • Short: Wireless Tax Fairness Act of 2011 as passed house.
  • Official: To restrict any State or local jurisdiction from imposing a new discriminatory tax on cell phone services, providers, or property. as introduced.
  • Short: Wireless Tax Fairness Act of 2011 as introduced.
  • Official: Wireless Tax Fairness Act of 2011 as introduced.
  • Short: Wireless Tax Fairness Act of 2011 as reported to house.

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03/10/11
 
11/01/11
 
 
 
 
 

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Zoe Lofgren

D-CA

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Official Summary

Wireless Tax Fairness Act of 2011 - Prohibits states or local governments from imposing any new discriminatory tax on mobile services, mobile service providers, or mobile service property (i.e., cell phones) for five years after the enactment of this Act. Defines \"new discriminatory tax\"

Official Summary

Wireless Tax Fairness Act of 2011 - Prohibits states or local governments from imposing any new discriminatory tax on mobile services, mobile service providers, or mobile service property (i.e., cell phones) for five years after the enactment of this Act. Defines \"new discriminatory tax\" as a tax imposed on mobile services, providers, or property that is not generally imposed on, or that is generally imposed at a lower rate on, other types of services, providers, or property, unless such tax was imposed and actually enforced prior to the enactment of this Act. Amends the federal judicial code to grant jurisdiction to federal district courts to grant injunctive and other appropriate relief to prevent, restrain, or terminate any acts in violation of this Act. Requires the Comptroller General to conduct a study, throughout the five-year moratorium imposed by this Act, to determine how, and the extent to which, taxes on mobile services, providers, or property impact the costs consumers pay for mobile services and the extent to which such moratorium has any impact on the costs consumers pay for mobile services.

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Organizations Supporting H.R.1002

  • CTIA - The Wireless Association
  • MyWireless.org
  • Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council
  • Verizon Communications
  • National Black Chamber of Commerce
  • The Latino Coalition
  • ...and 20 more. See all.

Organizations Opposing H.R.1002

  • National Association of Counties
  • League of California Cities
  • American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)
  • American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)
  • American Federation of Teachers
  • AFL-CIO Department for Professional Employees
  • ...and 9 more. See all.


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