S. 543 - Wireless Tax Fairness Act of 2011

Taxation. 112th Congress (2011-2012) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to restrict any State or local jurisdiction from imposing a new discriminatory tax on cell phone services, providers, or property. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has been introduced. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Wireless Tax Fairness Act of 2011

S. 543 — 112th Congress (2011–2012)

Summary
A bill to restrict any State or local jurisdiction from imposing a new discriminatory tax on cell phone services, providers, or property. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to restrict any State or local jurisdiction from imposing a new discriminatory tax on cell phone services, providers, or property.
Other Titles
  • Wireless Tax Fairness Act of 2011
Sponsor
Ron Wyden
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Taxation
  • Sales and excise taxes
  • State and local taxation
  • Telephone and wireless communication
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced3/10/2011
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced3/10/2011
3/10/2011Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
3/10/2011Sponsor introductory remarks on measure.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
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Contributions

  1. January - February 2007 For $-1,400 Against $0
  2. March - April 2007 For $1,250 Against $0
  3. May - June 2007 For $1,750 Against $0
  4. July - August 2007 For $0 Against $0
  5. September - October 2007 For $500 Against $0
  6. November - December 2007 For $1,000 Against $0
  7. January - February 2008 For $0 Against $0
  8. March - April 2008 For $2,750 Against $0
  9. May - June 2008 For $1,750 Against $0
  10. July - August 2008 For $1,250 Against $0
  11. September - October 2008 For $12,850 Against $0
  12. November - December 2008 For $250 Against $0
  13. January - February 2009 For $0 Against $0
  14. March - April 2009 For $5,300 Against $0
  15. May - June 2009 For $250 Against $0
  16. July - August 2009 For $1,000 Against $0
  17. September - October 2009 For $1,750 Against $0
  18. November - December 2009 For $1,500 Against $0
  19. January - February 2010 For $2,000 Against $0
  20. March - April 2010 For $11,100 Against $0
  21. May - June 2010 For $4,150 Against $0
  22. July - August 2010 For $3,900 Against $0
  23. September - October 2010 For $16,250 Against $0
  24. November - December 2010 For $0 Against $0
  25. January - February 2011 For $5,500 Against $0
  26. March - April 2011 For $8,500 Against $0
  27. May - June 2011 For $2,750 Against $0
  28. July - August 2011 For $2,250 Against $0
  29. September - October 2011 For $1,900 Against $0
  30. November - December 2011 For $6,500 Against $0
  31. January - February 2012 For $1,250 Against $0
  32. March - April 2012 For $3,750 Against $0
  33. May - June 2012 For $3,000 Against $0
  34. July - August 2012 For $3,850 Against $0
  35. September - October 2012 For $4,200 Against $0
  36. November - December 2012 For $1,000 Against $0

Votes

    1 Organization Supported and 0 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    Wireless Tax Fairness Act of 2011

    1 organization supported this bill

    CTIA - The Wireless Association
    Andrew Feinberg (2012, April 17). Wireless execs call for Senate action on tax bills, Digital Goods Act. The Hill. Retrieved April 17, 2012, from http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/technology/222075-wireless-execs-call-for-senate-action-on-tax-bills.

    0 organizations opposed this bill

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    Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 112th U.S. Congress, from Communications & Electronics interest groups, January 1, 2007 – December 31, 2012.
    Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

    Contributions by Legislator

    Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Daniel K. AkakaDHI$0$0
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$0$0
    Kelly AyotteRNH$500$0
    John BarrassoRWY$5,000$0
    Max BaucusDMT$0$0
    Mark BegichDAK$1,000$0
    Michael F. BennetDCO$3,150$0
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$0$0
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$2,900$0
    Roy BluntRMO$2,500$0
    John BoozmanRAR$4,400$0
    Barbara BoxerDCA$1,500$0
    Scott P. BrownRMA$7,250$0
    Sherrod BrownDOH$6,000$0
    Richard BurrRNC$0$0
    Maria CantwellDWA$1,500$0
    Ben CardinDMD$0$0
    Tom CarperDDE$0$0
    Bob CaseyDPA$2,750$0
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$0$0
    Daniel CoatsRIN$500$0
    Tom CoburnROK$0$0
    William Thad CochranRMS$0$0
    Susan M. CollinsRME$0$0
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$0$0
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$1,200$0
    Bob CorkerRTN$2,600$0
    John CornynRTX$0$0
    Mike CrapoRID$0$0
    Jim DeMintRSC$0$0
    Dick DurbinDIL$1,000$0
    John EnsignRNV$0$0
    Mike EnziRWY$0$0
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$0$0
    Al FrankenDMN$3,300$0
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$3,500$0
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$0$0
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$0$0
    Kay R. HaganDNC$0$0
    Tom HarkinDIA$2,700$0
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$0$0
    John HoevenRND$0$0
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$0$0
    Jim InhofeROK$0$0
    Dan InouyeDHI$0$0
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$0$0
    Mike JohannsRNE$0$0
    Ron JohnsonRWI$0$0
    Tim JohnsonDSD$0$0
    John F. KerryDMA$2,000$0
    Mark KirkRIL$1,000$0
    Amy KlobucharDMN$0$0
    Herb KohlDWI$0$0
    Jon KylRAZ$0$0
    Mary L. LandrieuDLA$2,300$0
    Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$0$0
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$1,000$0
    Mike LeeRUT$0$0
    Carl LevinDMI$3,300$0
    Joe LiebermanICT$-1,900$0
    Dick LugarRIN$0$0
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$0$0
    John McCainRAZ$0$0
    Claire McCaskillDMO$1,500$0
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$2,300$0
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$6,000$0
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$250$0
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$0$0
    Jerry MoranRKS$0$0
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$0$0
    Patty MurrayDWA$500$0
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$0$0
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$12,800$0
    Rand PaulRKY$0$0
    Rob PortmanROH$2,900$0
    Mark L. PryorDAR$0$0
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$0$0
    Harry ReidDNV$5,050$0
    Jim RischRID$0$0
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$0$0
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$500$0
    Marco RubioRFL$1,250$0
    Bernie SandersIVT$0$0
    Chuck SchumerDNY$5,300$0
    Jeff SessionsRAL$0$0
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$1,000$0
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$0$0
    Olympia J. SnoweRME$0$0
    Debbie StabenowDMI$2,000$0
    Jon TesterDMT$4,100$0
    John ThuneRSD$0$0
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$2,250$0
    Mark UdallDCO$0$0
    Tom UdallDNM$2,300$0
    David VitterRLA$0$0
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$250$0
    Jim WebbDVA$0$0
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$0$0
    Roger F. WickerRMS$0$0
    Ron WydenDOR$2,400$0

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    NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Daniel K. AkakaDHI$0$0
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$0$0
    Kelly AyotteRNH$500$0
    John BarrassoRWY$5,000$0
    Max BaucusDMT$0$0
    Mark BegichDAK$1,000$0
    Michael F. BennetDCO$3,150$0
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$0$0
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$2,900$0
    Roy BluntRMO$2,500$0
    John BoozmanRAR$4,400$0
    Barbara BoxerDCA$1,500$0
    Scott P. BrownRMA$7,250$0
    Sherrod BrownDOH$6,000$0
    Richard BurrRNC$0$0
    Maria CantwellDWA$1,500$0
    Ben CardinDMD$0$0
    Tom CarperDDE$0$0
    Bob CaseyDPA$2,750$0
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$0$0
    Daniel CoatsRIN$500$0
    Tom CoburnROK$0$0
    William Thad CochranRMS$0$0
    Susan M. CollinsRME$0$0
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$0$0
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$1,200$0
    Bob CorkerRTN$2,600$0
    John CornynRTX$0$0
    Mike CrapoRID$0$0
    Jim DeMintRSC$0$0
    Dick DurbinDIL$1,000$0
    John EnsignRNV$0$0
    Mike EnziRWY$0$0
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$0$0
    Al FrankenDMN$3,300$0
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$3,500$0
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$0$0
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$0$0
    Kay R. HaganDNC$0$0
    Tom HarkinDIA$2,700$0
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$0$0
    John HoevenRND$0$0
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$0$0
    Jim InhofeROK$0$0
    Dan InouyeDHI$0$0
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$0$0
    Mike JohannsRNE$0$0
    Ron JohnsonRWI$0$0
    Tim JohnsonDSD$0$0
    John F. KerryDMA$2,000$0
    Mark KirkRIL$1,000$0
    Amy KlobucharDMN$0$0
    Herb KohlDWI$0$0
    Jon KylRAZ$0$0
    Mary L. LandrieuDLA$2,300$0
    Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$0$0
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$1,000$0
    Mike LeeRUT$0$0
    Carl LevinDMI$3,300$0
    Joe LiebermanICT$-1,900$0
    Dick LugarRIN$0$0
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$0$0
    John McCainRAZ$0$0
    Claire McCaskillDMO$1,500$0
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$2,300$0
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$6,000$0
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$250$0
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$0$0
    Jerry MoranRKS$0$0
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$0$0
    Patty MurrayDWA$500$0
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$0$0
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$12,800$0
    Rand PaulRKY$0$0
    Rob PortmanROH$2,900$0
    Mark L. PryorDAR$0$0
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$0$0
    Harry ReidDNV$5,050$0
    Jim RischRID$0$0
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$0$0
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$500$0
    Marco RubioRFL$1,250$0
    Bernie SandersIVT$0$0
    Chuck SchumerDNY$5,300$0
    Jeff SessionsRAL$0$0
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$1,000$0
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$0$0
    Olympia J. SnoweRME$0$0
    Debbie StabenowDMI$2,000$0
    Jon TesterDMT$4,100$0
    John ThuneRSD$0$0
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$2,250$0
    Mark UdallDCO$0$0
    Tom UdallDNM$2,300$0
    David VitterRLA$0$0
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$250$0
    Jim WebbDVA$0$0
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$0$0
    Roger F. WickerRMS$0$0
    Ron WydenDOR$2,400$0

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Communications & Electronics$113,600

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

    $ Donated
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