(Des Moines) The so-called “E-Fairness Bill” passed overwhelmingly out of the House Ways and Means Committee Tuesday morning. Osage Republican Josh Byrnes says his bill helps to start “leveling the playing field” between internet-only companies…and brick and mortar businesses.
“Basically it starts the process of addressing the issue of some of those that we are not collecting the tax from to get to the online type of things,” stated Byrnes.
The unanimous 25-0 vote is a good sign for the bill. The twenty-five -members of the ways and means committee are a quarter of the total number of lawmakers in the house.
Iowa Radio Network
April 4, 2013