H.R. 3678 - To Amend the Internet Tax Freedom Act to Extend the Moratorium on Certain Taxes Relating to the Internet and Electronic Commerce

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This bill amends the Tax Freedom Act of 1998 by extending the internet tax moratorium until 2011. There is strong, varied support for a permanent ban, but state and local governments are resistant, as their budgets could benefit greatly from potential taxes. There is also an argument that it is unfair to businesses that don't sell on the internet, for they have to pay sales taxes that… More
This bill amends the Tax Freedom Act of 1998 by extending the internet tax moratorium until 2011. There is strong, varied support for a permanent ban, but state and local governments are resistant, as their budgets could benefit greatly from potential taxes. There is also an argument that it is unfair to businesses that don't sell on the internet, for they have to pay sales taxes that their internet competitors do not. (by CRS) Hide
 
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Senate Vote: On Passage

PASSED by voice vote on October 25, 2007.

To Amend the Internet Tax Freedom Act to Extend the Moratorium on Certain Taxes Relating to the Internet and Electronic Commerce

H.R. 3678 — 110th Congress (2007–2008)

Summary
This bill amends the Tax Freedom Act of 1998 by extending the internet tax moratorium until 2011. There is strong, varied support for a permanent ban, but state and local governments are resistant, as their budgets could benefit greatly from potential taxes. There is also an argument that it is unfair to businesses that don't sell on the internet, for they have to pay sales taxes that their internet competitors do not. (by CRS)
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Title
To amend the Internet Tax Freedom Act to extend the moratorium on certain taxes relating to the Internet and to electronic commerce.
Other Titles
  • Internet Tax Freedom Act Amendments Act of 2007
  • Internet Tax Freedom Act Amendments Act of 2007
  • Internet Tax Freedom Act Amendments Act of 2007
  • Internet Tax Freedom Act Amendments Act of 2007
  • Internet Tax Freedom Act Amendments Act of 2007
Sponsor
John Conyers
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Taxation
  • Actions and defenses
  • Business
  • Electronic commerce
  • Electronic mail systems
  • Internet
  • Law
  • Local taxation
  • State and local government
  • State laws
  • State taxation
  • Tax exemption
  • Technology
  • Telecommunication
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Major Actions
Introduced9/27/2007
Referred to Committee
Amendments (1 proposed)
Passed House10/16/2007
Passed Senate10/25/2007
Signed by President10/31/2007
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
select this voteHouseOn Passage - House - H.R. 3678 Internet Tax Freedom Act Amendments Act of 2007 - Under Suspension of the Rules10/16/2007This bill PASSED the House
405 voted YES 2 voted NO 25 voted present/not voting
currently selectedSenatePassed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.10/25/2007PASSED by voice vote
select this voteSenateAmendment SA 3466 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.10/25/2007PASSED by voice vote
select this voteHouseSuspend the Rules and Agree to the Senate Amendment: H.R. 3678 Internet Tax Freedom Act Amendments Act of 200710/30/2007This motion PASSED the House
402 voted YES 0 voted NO 30 voted present/not voting
ActionDateDescription
Introduced9/27/2007
9/27/2007Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR E2001)
9/27/2007Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
10/10/2007Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Put on a legislative calendar10/10/2007Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 38 - 0.
10/13/2007Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 110-372.
Put on a legislative calendar10/13/2007Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 230.
10/16/2007Considered as unfinished business.
select this voteHouse Vote on Passage10/16/2007On Passage - House - H.R. 3678 Internet Tax Freedom Act Amendments Act of 2007 - Under Suspension of the Rules
10/17/2007Mr. Watt moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
10/17/2007DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3678.
10/17/2007Considered under suspension of the rules.
10/17/2007At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
10/17/2007Received in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
Put on a legislative calendar10/18/2007Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 429.
10/25/2007Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage10/25/2007Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
10/25/2007Amendment SA 3466 proposed by Senator Reid for Senator Sununu.
select this voteVote10/25/2007Amendment SA 3466 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
10/26/2007Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Presented to President10/30/2007Cleared for White House.
Presented to President10/30/2007Presented to President.
10/30/2007Ms. Sanchez, Linda T. moved that the House suspend the rules agree to the Senate amendment.
10/30/2007DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on the motion to suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment to H.R. 3678.
10/30/2007At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
10/30/2007On motion that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays (2/3 required): 402 - 0 (Roll No. 1014).
select this voteVote10/30/2007Suspend the Rules and Agree to the Senate Amendment: H.R. 3678 Internet Tax Freedom Act Amendments Act of 2007
Signed10/31/2007Signed by President.
Enacted10/31/2007Became Public Law No: 110-108.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
select this voteS. Amdt. 3466Sununu, John [R-NH]October 25, 2007Passed by voice vote on October 24, 2007.

To amend the Internet Tax Freedom Act to extend the moratorium on certain taxes relating to the Internet and to electronic commerce.

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Internet Tax Freedom Act Amendments Act of 2007: Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.

2 organizations supported this bill

BSA - The Software Alliance
(n.d.). BSA Letter on Internet Tax Legislation, 10/9/07. Retrieved n.d., from .
CompTIA
(n.d.). "House Action Vets Internet, Broadband, E911 Bills," Individual.com, 10/11/07. Retrieved n.d., from .

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office on day of vote, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2003 – December 31, 2008.
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Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$0$0Yes
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$20,882$0Yes
Alan Wayne AllardRCO$0$0Yes
John BarrassoRWY$4,750$0Yes
Max BaucusDMT$39,722$0Yes
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$14,212$0Yes
Bob BennettRUT$6,297$0Yes
Joe BidenDDE$4,500$0Yes
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$9,792$0Yes
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$15,170$0Yes
Barbara BoxerDCA$31,093$0Yes
Sherrod BrownDOH$2,300$0Yes
Sam BrownbackRKS$4,500$0Yes
Jim BunningRKY$12,450$0Yes
Richard BurrRNC$16,759$0Yes
Robert ByrdDWV$2,200$0Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$18,148$0Yes
Ben CardinDMD$2,350$0Yes
Tom CarperDDE$9,556$0Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$3,800$0Yes
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$46,534$0Yes
Hillary ClintonDNY$38,579$0Yes
Tom CoburnROK$14,000$0Yes
William Thad CochranRMS$8,000$0Yes
Norm ColemanRMN$38,308$0Yes
Susan CollinsRME$26,995$0Yes
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$2,000$0Yes
Bob CorkerRTN$14,750$0Yes
John CornynRTX$59,017$0Yes
Larry CraigRID$6,000$0Yes
Mike CrapoRID$4,250$0Yes
Jim DeMintRSC$29,500$0Yes
Chris DoddDCT$29,641$0Yes
Mary Elizabeth DoleRNC$13,850$0Yes
Pete DomeniciRNM$2,000$0Yes
Byron DorganDND$4,250$0Yes
Dick DurbinDIL$12,000$0Yes
John EnsignRNV$67,999$0Yes
Mike EnziRWY$8,051$0Yes
Russ FeingoldDWI$5,616$0Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$34,681$0Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$2,500$0Yes
Chuck GrassleyRIA$19,321$0Yes
Judd GreggRNH$10,000$0Yes
Chuck HagelRNE$750$0Yes
Tom HarkinDIA$1,300$0Yes
Orrin HatchRUT$63,127$0Yes
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$30,449$0Yes
Jim InhofeROK$3,500$0Yes
Dan InouyeDHI$12,000$0Yes
Johnny IsaksonRGA$16,200$0Yes
Tim JohnsonDSD$250$0Yes
Ted KennedyDMA$6,504$0Yes
John KerryDMA$3,080$0Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$8,450$0Yes
Herb KohlDWI$0$0Yes
Jon KylRAZ$17,817$0Yes
Mary LandrieuDLA$12,099$0Yes
Frank LautenbergDNJ$6,300$0Yes
Patrick LeahyDVT$107,376$0Yes
Carl LevinDMI$13,600$0Yes
Joe LiebermanICT$20,658$0Yes
Blanche LincolnDAR$23,012$0Yes
Chester Trent LottRMS$3,250$0Yes
Dick LugarRIN$4,250$0Yes
Mel MartinezRFL$23,609$0Yes
John McCainRAZ$800$0Yes
Claire McCaskillDMO$2,050$0Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$54,235$0Yes
Bob MenéndezDNJ$14,250$0Yes
Barbara MikulskiDMD$9,250$0Yes
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$18,000$0Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$18,210$0Yes
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$19,342$0Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$8,350$0Yes
Barack ObamaDIL$11,050$0Yes
Mark PryorDAR$5,531$0Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$500$0Yes
Harry ReidDNV$44,467$0Yes
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$11,500$0Yes
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$4,836$0Yes
Ken SalazarDCO$18,800$0Yes
Bernie SandersIVT$3,450$0Yes
Chuck SchumerDNY$10,750$0Yes
Jeff SessionsRAL$2,800$0Yes
Richard ShelbyRAL$14,030$0Yes
Gordon SmithROR$42,909$0Yes
Olympia SnoweRME$5,250$0Yes
Arlen SpecterDPA$81,843$0Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$11,407$0Yes
Ted StevensRAK$4,066$0Yes
John SununuRNH$27,089$0Yes
Jon TesterDMT$3,100$0Yes
John ThuneRSD$20,809$0Yes
David VitterRLA$22,759$0Yes
George VoinovichROH$10,000$0Yes
John WarnerRVA$0$0Yes
Jim WebbDVA$4,295$0Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$1,800$0Yes
Ron WydenDOR$8,689$0Yes

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$0$0Yes
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$20,882$0Yes
Alan Wayne AllardRCO$0$0Yes
John BarrassoRWY$4,750$0Yes
Max BaucusDMT$39,722$0Yes
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$14,212$0Yes
Bob BennettRUT$6,297$0Yes
Joe BidenDDE$4,500$0Yes
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$9,792$0Yes
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$15,170$0Yes
Barbara BoxerDCA$31,093$0Yes
Sherrod BrownDOH$2,300$0Yes
Sam BrownbackRKS$4,500$0Yes
Jim BunningRKY$12,450$0Yes
Richard BurrRNC$16,759$0Yes
Robert ByrdDWV$2,200$0Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$18,148$0Yes
Ben CardinDMD$2,350$0Yes
Tom CarperDDE$9,556$0Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$3,800$0Yes
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$46,534$0Yes
Hillary ClintonDNY$38,579$0Yes
Tom CoburnROK$14,000$0Yes
William Thad CochranRMS$8,000$0Yes
Norm ColemanRMN$38,308$0Yes
Susan CollinsRME$26,995$0Yes
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$2,000$0Yes
Bob CorkerRTN$14,750$0Yes
John CornynRTX$59,017$0Yes
Larry CraigRID$6,000$0Yes
Mike CrapoRID$4,250$0Yes
Jim DeMintRSC$29,500$0Yes
Chris DoddDCT$29,641$0Yes
Mary Elizabeth DoleRNC$13,850$0Yes
Pete DomeniciRNM$2,000$0Yes
Byron DorganDND$4,250$0Yes
Dick DurbinDIL$12,000$0Yes
John EnsignRNV$67,999$0Yes
Mike EnziRWY$8,051$0Yes
Russ FeingoldDWI$5,616$0Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$34,681$0Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$2,500$0Yes
Chuck GrassleyRIA$19,321$0Yes
Judd GreggRNH$10,000$0Yes
Chuck HagelRNE$750$0Yes
Tom HarkinDIA$1,300$0Yes
Orrin HatchRUT$63,127$0Yes
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$30,449$0Yes
Jim InhofeROK$3,500$0Yes
Dan InouyeDHI$12,000$0Yes
Johnny IsaksonRGA$16,200$0Yes
Tim JohnsonDSD$250$0Yes
Ted KennedyDMA$6,504$0Yes
John KerryDMA$3,080$0Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$8,450$0Yes
Herb KohlDWI$0$0Yes
Jon KylRAZ$17,817$0Yes
Mary LandrieuDLA$12,099$0Yes
Frank LautenbergDNJ$6,300$0Yes
Patrick LeahyDVT$107,376$0Yes
Carl LevinDMI$13,600$0Yes
Joe LiebermanICT$20,658$0Yes
Blanche LincolnDAR$23,012$0Yes
Chester Trent LottRMS$3,250$0Yes
Dick LugarRIN$4,250$0Yes
Mel MartinezRFL$23,609$0Yes
John McCainRAZ$800$0Yes
Claire McCaskillDMO$2,050$0Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$54,235$0Yes
Bob MenéndezDNJ$14,250$0Yes
Barbara MikulskiDMD$9,250$0Yes
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$18,000$0Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$18,210$0Yes
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$19,342$0Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$8,350$0Yes
Barack ObamaDIL$11,050$0Yes
Mark PryorDAR$5,531$0Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$500$0Yes
Harry ReidDNV$44,467$0Yes
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$11,500$0Yes
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$4,836$0Yes
Ken SalazarDCO$18,800$0Yes
Bernie SandersIVT$3,450$0Yes
Chuck SchumerDNY$10,750$0Yes
Jeff SessionsRAL$2,800$0Yes
Richard ShelbyRAL$14,030$0Yes
Gordon SmithROR$42,909$0Yes
Olympia SnoweRME$5,250$0Yes
Arlen SpecterDPA$81,843$0Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$11,407$0Yes
Ted StevensRAK$4,066$0Yes
John SununuRNH$27,089$0Yes
Jon TesterDMT$3,100$0Yes
John ThuneRSD$20,809$0Yes
David VitterRLA$22,759$0Yes
George VoinovichROH$10,000$0Yes
John WarnerRVA$0$0Yes
Jim WebbDVA$4,295$0Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$1,800$0Yes
Ron WydenDOR$8,689$0Yes

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Computer manufacture & services$1,095,310
General business associations$386,385
Direct sales$128,426

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

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