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Amazon Bill Status Roundup

Indirect Tax, ONESOURCE, Sales and Use Tax, Sales Tax Nexus May 12, 2011

This year’s legislative season was the Year of The Amazon Bill. Some of these passed, some have failed, some are still patiently waiting in committee. Below is a round-up of where these bills currently are in each state.

Arizona: HB2341 passed but was stripped of it’s affiliate nexus provisions before it was passed.

Arkansas: SB 0738 was passed on March 31st and will take effect on October 24th, 2011.

California: AB 153 and SB 234 are both in committee. California’s Legislative session doesn’t end until September 9th so there is still plenty of time for these bills to move forward.

Connecticut: Governor Malloy’s budget includes an affiliate nexus provision. The law will go into effect on July 1.

Hawaii: Hawaii’s Legislative session adjourned on May 5th. SB 1355 could always make a return appearance in a special session. (The Sales Tax Holiday Bill also died with the Legislature’s adjournment)

Illinois: Signed into law by the Governor on March 10.

Massachusetts: HB 1731 and SB 1554 are still in committee. The Regular Session doesn’t end until November 16th, so once again there is still plenty of time for action to be taken on these bills.

Minnesota: SF 458 is currently in committee. The Session in Minnesota will end on May 23rd.

New Mexico: HB 102 and SB 95 both died upon adjournment of the Legislature.

Rhode Island: HB 5115 is actually a bill to repeal the State’s Amazon Law. HB 5115 has been in committee since January 25th.

Tennessee: HB 1912 and SB 1489 have been sitting in committee since early March.

Texas: HB 1317 has been in the House Ways and Means Committee since March. The Session in Texas ends on May 30th.