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2017 Senate Bill 400: Increase tax imposed to pay for 9-1-1 phone services
Introduced by Sen. Rick Jones (R) on May 23, 2017 To increase phone service levies and cell phone taxes imposed to pay for local 9-1-1 emergency phone service, and revise procedures and revenue allocations related to this tax. Among other changes the 911 tax on cell phone contracts would rise from 1.92 percent to 4.19 percent, with a monthly user fee (tax) rising from 19 cents to 25 cents.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Energy and Technology Committee on May 23, 2017
Reported in the Senate on November 28, 2017 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Passed 30 to 6 in the Senate on December 6, 2017.
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To increase phone service levies and cell phone taxes imposed to pay for local 9-1-1 emergency phone service, and revise procedures and revenue allocations related to this tax. The 911 tax on cell phone contracts would rise from 1.92 percent to 4.19 percent, with a monthly user fee (tax) rising from 19 cents to 25 cents.
Received in the House on December 6, 2017
Referred to the House Communications and Technology Committee on December 6, 2017

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