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October 1, 2008, 12:00 am ET - Amendment SA 5687 proposed by Senator Sanders to Amendment SA 5685.
October 1, 2008, 12:00 am ET - Amendment SA 5687 not agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.

Full Text of this Amendment

SA 5687. Mr. SANDERS proposed an amendment to amendment SA 5685 proposed by Mr. Dodd to the bill H.R. 1424, of 1974, section 2705 of the Public Health Service Act, section 9812 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require equity in the provision of mental health and substance-related disorder benefits under group health plans, to prohibit discrimination on the basis of genetic information with respect to health insurance and employment, and for other purposes; as follows:

At the end add the following:
SEC. 304. SURTAX ON HIGH INCOME EARNERS.
(a) In General.--Part I of subchapter A of chapter 1 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by inserting after section 1 the following new section:
``SEC. 1A. INCREASE IN TAX ON HIGH INCOME INDIVIDUALS.
``(a) General Rule.--In the case of a taxpayer other than a corporation, there is hereby imposed (in addition to any other tax imposed by this subtitle) a tax equal to 10 percent of so much of modified adjusted gross income as exceeds $500,000 ($1,000,000 in the case of a joint return or a surviving spouse (as defined in section 2(a)).
``(b) Modified Adjusted Gross Income.--For purposes of this section, the term `modified adjusted gross income' means adjusted gross income reduced by any deduction allowed for investment interest (as defined in section 163(d)). In the case of an estate or trust, a rule similar to the rule of section 67(e) shall apply for purposes of determining adjusted gross income for purposes of this section.
``(c) Nonresident Alien.--In the case of a nonresident alien individual, only amounts taken into account in connection with the tax imposed by section 871(b) shall be taken into account under this section.
``(d) Marital Status.--For purposes of this section, marital status shall be determined under section 7703.
``(e) Not Treated as Tax Imposed by This Chapter for Certain Purposes.--The tax imposed under this section shall not be treated as tax imposed by this chapter for purposes of determining the amount of any credit under this chapter or for purposes of section 55.
``(f) Termination.--This section shall not apply to taxable years beginning after the date which is 5 years after the date of the enactment of this section.''.
(b) Clerical Amendment.--The table of sections for part I of subchapter A of chapter 1 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 1 the following new item:

``Sec..1A..Increase in tax on high income individuals.''.

(c) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section shall apply to taxable years beginning after the date of the enactment of this Act.
(d) Section 15 Not to Apply.--The amendment made by subsection (a) shall not be treated as a change in a rate of tax for purposes of section 15 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.


(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on Oct 1, 2008.)