2009 Regular Session


File Code: Taxes - Sales and Use
Sponsored By:
Delegate Hixson
Communications Services - Taxation and Regulation


Repealing the public service company franchise tax as to persons engaged in a telephone business; imposing the State sales and use tax on the sale of communications services; repealing the authority of local governments to enter into or renew agreements that include a cable franchise fee; providing for the collection and distribution of fees owed to a local government under a cable franchise agreement; authorizing the Public Service Commission to enter into statewide cable franchise agreements on or after January 1, 2010; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occurring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
House Action
First Reading Ways and Means
Hearing 2/26 at 1:00 p.m.
Re-assigned Ways and Means & Economic Matters
Senate Action
No Action

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Cable Television
Counties -see also- Chartered Counties; Code Counties
Fees -see also- Devt Fees and Taxes; Reimbursement Rates
Franchise Tax
Public Service Commission
Sales and Use Tax
Telecommunications -see also- Telephones

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Article - 24 Political Subdivisions - Miscellaneous Provisions
( 23-101 , 23-102 )
Public Utility Companies
( 8-701 )
Tax - General
( 8-401 , 8-402 , 8-406 , 8-407 , 8-409 , 11-101 , 11-101 , 11-101 , 11-101 , 11-231 )


Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments: None offered