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Republican Sr Senator (NH; retired 2002)


Ban local and state taxes on Internet commerce

Smith introduced legislation that would permanently ban state and local governments from levying new taxes on Internet commerce. Currently, no new Internet taxes are allowed for the next 3 years, after which a commission would develop recommendations on how electronic catalogue business should be taxed. Smith maintained that local governments are thriving, and do not need tax revenue from the Internet. Smith also argued that taxes would “stifle the development of Internet commerce in the US”
Source: www.SmithForPresident.org/internet.htm “Campaign News” Feb 11, 1999

Voted YES on Internet sales tax moratorium.

Vote against allowing states to require companies who do business in their state solely by phone, mail, or the Internet to collect state sales taxes. [Current law does not require companies to collect sales taxes where the customer is out of state]
Reference: Bill S.442 ; vote number 1998-296 on Oct 2, 1998

Voted YES on telecomm deregulation.

Deregulation of the telecommunications industry.
Status: Telecommunications Competition and Deregulation Act of 1995 Y)91; N)5; NV)3
Reference: Conference Report on S. 625, the; Bill S. 652 ; vote number 1996-8 on Feb 1, 1996

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