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SB 1174: Communications Services Tax


Communications Services Tax; Revising legislative intent regarding local communications services tax rates; revising downward the tax rate on the retail sale of communications services; deleting a provision that specifies where proceeds of a communications services tax must be deposited and disbursed; requiring dealers to collect and remit local communications services taxes under certain conditions; authorizing the Legislature to appropriate moneys to offset specified direct reductions of the local communications services tax by certain counties and municipalities, etc.

Effective Date: Except as otherwise expressly provided in this act and except for this section, which shall take effect upon this act becoming a law, this act shall take effect January 1, 2021
Last Action: 3/14/2020 Senate - Died in Community Affairs
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Innovation, Industry, and Technology (IT)
  2. Community Affairs (CA)
  3. Appropriations (AP)

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    12/9/2019 Senate • Filed
    12/18/2019 Senate • Referred to Innovation, Industry, and Technology; Community Affairs; Appropriations -SJ 85
    1/14/2020 Senate • Introduced -SJ 85
    1/29/2020 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Innovation, Industry, and Technology, 02/03/20, 1:30 pm, 110 Senate Building
    2/3/2020 Senate • Favorable by Innovation, Industry, and Technology; YEAS 10 NAYS 0 -SJ 228
    • Now in Community Affairs
    3/14/2020 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
    • Died in Community Affairs

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  • SB 1174, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 12/9/2019 at 10:17 AM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   Innovation, Industry, and Technology (Pre-Meeting) 1/31/2020 (pdf)
    Innovation, Industry, and Technology (Post-Meeting) 2/3/2020 (pdf)

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 701 Communications Services Tax Fischer Identical Last Action: 3/14/2020 H Died in Ways and Means Committee

    Committee Votes (1)

    Date Committee Result
    2/3/2020 1:30 PM Innovation, Industry, and Technology 10 Yeas - 0 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (12)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    202.105 Legislative findings and intent. Page 2 (pdf)
    202.11 Definitions. Page 3 (pdf)
    202.12 Sales of communications services. Page 4 (pdf)
    202.13 Intent. Page 4 (pdf)
    202.18 Allocation and disposition of tax proceeds. Page 5 (pdf)
    202.19 Authorization to impose local communications services tax. Page 7 (pdf)
    202.197 Page 16 (pdf)
    202.20 Local communications services tax conversion rates. Page 23 (pdf)
    202.21 Effective dates; procedures for informing dealers of communications services of tax levies and rate changes. Page 17 (pdf)
    202.24 Limitations on local taxes and fees imposed on dealers of communications services. Page 19 (pdf)
    202.37 Special rules for administration of local communications services tax. Page 20 (pdf)
    337.401 Use of right-of-way for utilities subject to regulation; permit; fees. Page 23 (pdf)

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