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S 150 - Internet Access Tax Bill - Key Vote

National Key Votes

Herb Kohl voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

Read statements Herb Kohl made in this general time period.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) - Became Public Law No. 108-435 -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) -
Note:

NOTE: THIS VOTE WAS TAKEN UNDER A SUSPENSION OF THE RULES TO CUT OFF DEBATE EARLY AND VOTE TO PASS THE BILL, THEREBY REQUIRING A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY FOR PASSAGE.

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (93-3) - (Key vote)

Title: Internet Access Tax Bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill to extend the Internet tax moratorium.

Highlights:
  • Amends the Internet Tax Freedom Act to make the moratorium on taxes on Internet access and certain taxes on electronic commerce permanent until November 7, 2007 (Sec. 2).
  • Permits taxation on Internet access in cases where charges on Internet use cannot be differentiated from telecommunications service charges (Sec. 4).
  • Permits taxation on Voice Over Internet Protocol services (Sec. 6).
  • Requires the Comptroller General to study and report to congressional committees on the impact of the Internet tax moratorium on state and local government revenues and on the deployment and adoption of broadband technologies for Internet access throughout the United States (Sec. 7).
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Internet Access Tax Bill

Sponsors

  • George Felix Allen (VA - R) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • Evan Bayh (IN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Samuel D. 'Sam' Brownback (KS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jim Bunning (KY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Conrad R. Burns (MT - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John Eric Ensign (NV - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Judd A. Gregg (NH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Zell Bryan Miller (GA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Gordon Harold Smith (OR - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John E. Sununu (NH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John William Warner (VA - R) (Out Of Office)
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