Thursday, June 27, 2013

Congress Looks to Put Freeze on New Discriminatory Wireless Taxes and Fees

On June 11, U.S. Representatives Zoe Lofgren and Ted Franks reintroduced the "Wireless Tax Fairness Act." As of this posting, H.R. 2309 has collected 162 co-sponsors. The bill would put a five-year moratorium in place on new discriminatory state and local wireless taxes and fees.
For more on the merits of the Wireless Tax Fairness Act and the concerns it seeks to address, see my blog post "Calling for a Moratorium on New Discriminatory Wireless Taxes."
In the last Congress this legislation passed the House on a voice vote. H.R. 2309 deserves a serious look, this time by both chambers.