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First Substitute H.C.R. 6

This document includes House Committee Amendments incorporated into the bill on Wed, Jan 28, 2004 at 3:36 PM by kholt. -->

Representative Chad E. Bennion proposes the following substitute bill:





Sponsor: Chad E. Bennion

             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This concurrent resolution of the Legislature and the Governor urges Utah's
             10      congressional delegation to vote for an extension of the Internet tax moratorium.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This resolution:
             13          .    urges the members of the United States Senate and the United States House of
             14      Representatives representing the state of Utah to vote for a clean, permanent, and
             15      technologically neutral extension of the Internet tax moratorium.
             16      Special Clauses:
             17          None
             19      Be it resolved by the Legislature of the state of Utah, the Governor concurring therein:
             20          WHEREAS, in 1998 Congress enacted, and in 2001 extended, the Internet Tax
             21      Freedom Act in order to protect consumers that used the Internet and encourage more
             22      individuals h AND BUSINESSES h to access the Internet;
             23          WHEREAS, the legislation eliminated taxes on Internet access, h POTENTIAL h double
             23a      taxation of a
             24      product or service bought over the Internet, and discriminatory taxes that treated Internet
             25      purchases differently from other types of sales;

             26          WHEREAS, the moratorium on Internet access taxes h [ led to ] ENABLED h the rapid growth
             26a      of the
             27      Internet, which in turn brought good economic news;
             28          WHEREAS, in an age on innovation, the medium of the Internet is sparking a sharp
             29      increase in entrepreneurship and opportunity, the likes of which have not been seen since the
             30      beginning of the Industrial Revolution;
             31          WHEREAS, enacting a tax on Internet access will do significant damage to the United
             32      States economy and h POTENTIALLY h decrease the standard of living for all Americans; and
             33          WHEREAS, on September 17, 2003, the United States House of Representatives
             34      unanimously passed a permanent ban on all Internet access taxes:
             35          NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Legislature of the state of Utah, the
             36      Governor concurring therein, urge Utah's congressional delegation to pass a clean, permanent,
             37      and technologically neutral extension of the Internet h ACCESS h tax moratorium.
             38          BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that copies of this resolution be sent to the members of
             39      Utah's congressional delegation.


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