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H.C.R. 6

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 to access the Internet;
             23          WHEREAS, the legislation eliminated taxes on Internet access, double 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 led to the rapid growth 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 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 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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