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H.R.2309: Wireless Tax Fairness Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about taxation
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Sponsor Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif.
Total Cosponsors 221 (82 Democrats, 139 Republicans)
Introduced June 11, 2013
Latest Major Action July 15, 2013
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Bill Progress

  • Bill introduced in the House   
  • Bill passed in the House   
  • Bill passed in the Senate   
  • Bill signed into law

Bill Summary

Wireless Tax Fairness Act of 2013 - Prohibits states or local governments from imposing any new discriminatory tax on mobile services, mobile service providers, or mobile service property (i.e., cell phones) for five years after the enactment of this Act. Defines "new discriminatory tax" as a tax imposed on mobile services, providers, or property that is not generally imposed on other types of services or property, or that is generally imposed at a lower rate, unless such tax was imposed and actually enforced prior to the date of enactment of this Act.

Amends the federal judicial code to grant jurisdiction to federal district courts to grant injunctive and other appropriate relief to prevent, restrain, or terminate any acts in violation of this Act.

Requires the Comptroller General (GAO) to conduct a study of the impact of state and local taxes on mobile services, providers, or property on the costs consumers pay for mobile services.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 15, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial And Antitrust Law.
June 11, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.