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SB 0567 - Communications Taxes - Reform Commission
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Tracking Level: Support W/A
Sponsor: Senator Nancy J. King, District 39
Last Action: 5/2/2012 - Approved by the Governor - - Chapter 261
Senate Committee: Senate Committee on Budget and Taxation
House Committee: House Committee on Ways and Means
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

Related Documents
3/9/2012Testimony - Click to View

Bill Summary from the State Site - Click for the State Summary Page / Click for Current Full Text
BILL INFO-2012 Regular Session-SB 567
2012 Regular Session

SENATE BILL 567

File Code: Taxes - Miscellaneous Crossfiled with: HOUSE BILL 563
Sponsored By:
Senators King, Colburn, Currie, Garagiola, Glassman, Jennings, Manno, McFadden, and Robey
Entitled:
Communications Taxes - Reform Commission

Synopsis:

Establishing the Communications Tax Reform Commission; providing for the composition, chair, and staffing of the Commission; prohibiting a member of the Commission from receiving specified compensation, but authorizing the reimbursement of specified expenses; requiring the Commission to assess the feasibility and fiscal implications of a competitively neutral communications tax and fee system that eliminates the disparate treatment of similar communications service providers; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occurring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used. For explanation of terms click here.
Senate Action
2/3
First Reading Budget and Taxation
2/8
Hearing 3/9 at 1:00 p.m. (Budget and Taxation)
3/23

Favorable with Amendments Report by Budget and Taxation
3/20
Favorable with Amendments {259431/1 Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
3/22
Third Reading Passed (44-1)
3/27
Returned Passed
House Action
3/24
First Reading Ways and Means
3/27
Hearing 3/28 at 1:00 p.m.
3/29
Favorable Report by Ways and Means
3/26
Favorable Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed
3/27
Third Reading Passed (111-24)
Action after passage in Senate and House
5/2
Approved by the Governor
- Chapter 261

Sponsored by:

Senator Nancy J. King, District 39
Senator Richard F. Colburn, District 37
Senator Ulysses Currie, District 25
Senator Rob Garagiola, District 15
Senator Barry Glassman, District 35
Senator J. B. Jennings, District 7
Senator Roger P. Manno, District 19
Senator Nathaniel J. McFadden, District 45
Senator James N. Robey, District 13

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Assessments and Taxation, Department of
Cable Television
Committees and Commissions -see also- Political Committees
Communications -see also- Language; Telecommun & Info Tech
Comptroller
Corporations -see also- Municipal Corps; Public Corps & Inst
Counties -see also- Chartered Counties; Code Counties
Disclosure
Fees -see also- Attys' Fees; Devt Fees & Taxes; Reimb Rates.
Franchise Tax
Income Tax
Municipal Corporations -see also- Annap; Balt; Hager; OC
Privacy
Property Tax
Reports
Revenue and Taxes -see also- Dev Fees &Taxes; specific tax
Sales and Use Tax
Subpoenas
Sunset
Telecommunications and Information Technology
Telephones
Television -see also- Cable Television
Utilities -see also- High Voltage Lines; Telephones; Water

Documents

All documents except Roll Call Votes are displayed in PDF format:
Bill Text: First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled, Chapter
Fiscal and Policy Note: Available
Amendments:
Senate
Number: 259431/01     Offered on: March 23, 2012   at: 6:35 p.m.     Status: Adopted
Committee Votes :
Senate
Budget and Taxation
House
Ways and Means
Roll Call Votes (Legislative dates are shown):
Senate
March 22, 2012: Third Reading Passed (44-1)
House
March 27, 2012: Third Reading Passed (111-24)