Maine LD 11: An Act To Exempt the Sale of the United States Flag from the Sales Tax

LD 11 (subjects: SALES AND USE TAX , EXEMPT ITEMS )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=11&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text & Amendments | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Rep. Stanley Short of Pittsfield: (I – District 106) — e-mail | Facebook

8 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
1/8/2015 House Committee on Taxation suggested and ordered printed.
The Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on TAXATION.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
1/13/2015 Senate On motion by Senator McCormick of Kennebec, REFERRED to the Committee on Taxation, in concurrence.
3/17/2015 House CONSENT CALENDAR – FIRST DAY
3/18/2015 House Committee on Bills in the Second Reading Reports no further verbal amendments necessary Representative McLEAN of Gorham, Chair, House of Representatives Report Accepted.
CONSENT CALENDAR – SECOND DAY.
The Bill was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (H-11).
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
3/19/2015 Senate Report READ and ACCEPTED
READ ONCE
Committee Amendment “A” (H-11) READ and ADOPTED , in concurrence.
ASSIGNED FOR SECOND READING NEXT LEGISLATIVE DAY.
3/24/2015 Senate COMMITTEE ON BILLS IN THE SECOND READING REPORTS NO FURTHER VERBAL AMENDMENTS NECESSARY, Senator Saviello, Senate Chair. REPORT ACCEPTED.
READ A SECOND TIME and PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (H-11), in concurrence.
Ordered sent down forthwith.
3/25/2015 House PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
ROLL CALL NO. 7
(Yeas 146 – Nays 1 – Absent 4 – Excused 0)
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
3/26/2015 Senate On motion by Senator HAMPER of Oxford PLACED ON THE SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS TABLE pending ENACTMENT
7/16/2015 Senate The Bill was in the possession of the Senate when the Legislature adjourned Sine Die and was placed in the Legislative Files. (DEAD)

Bill Text & Amendments

Important Note: The bill text below presents L.D. 11 as originally introduced. L.D. 11 was changed by the legislature through amendment. To understand the impact of this legislation in proper context, be sure to read adopted amendment text, available here: C-A (H-11) .

An Act To Exempt the Sale of the United States Flag from the Sales Tax

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 36 MRSA 1760, sub- 96 is enacted to read:

96. United States flag. Sales of the United States flag as long as the flag is made entirely of cloth or similar material, except that the flag may include grommets or noncloth fasteners for use in displaying the flag.

SUMMARY

This bill exempts from the sales and use tax sales of the United States flag as long as the flag is made entirely of cloth or similar material, except for grommets or noncloth fasteners used in displaying the flag.

Patterns of Support

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Note: Maine Clean Elections Act (MCEA) Qualified candidates only accept a small dollar value of initial contributions early in their campaigns, pledge not to accept further campaign contributions from private sources, and receive public funding for their campaigns. MCEA Non-Qualified candidates choose not to obtain public funding and instead are free to accept campaign contributions from individuals, party committees, political action committees and business sources.


This information about LD 11 was last updated on 2016-05-12.
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