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Introduced in House (02/13/2003)

[Congressional Bills 108th Congress]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
[H.R. 771 Introduced in House (IH)]

  1st Session
                                H. R. 771

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand bonus depreciation 
                      to expensing for 18 months.



                           February 13, 2003

 Mr. Weller (for himself, Mr. Upton, Mrs. Johnson of Connecticut, Mr. 
  Lewis of Kentucky, Mr. Collins, Mr. Crane, Mr. Brady of Texas, Ms. 
Dunn, Mr. Foley, Mr. Houghton, Mr. Hayworth, Mr. Hulshof, Mr. McInnis, 
  Mr. Camp, Mr. Herger, Mr. Ramstad, Mr. Goodlatte, Mr. Cox, Mr. Tom 
   Davis of Virginia, Mr. Jones of North Carolina, Mr. Sullivan, Mr. 
Regula, Mr. Hobson, Mr. Cunningham, Mr. Chabot, Mr. Murphy, Mr. LaHood, 
    Mr. Gerlach, Mr. Barrett of South Carolina, Mr. LaTourette, Mr. 
     Kingston, Mr. Pence, Mr. Gilchrest, Mr. Walsh, Mr. Kennedy of 
Minnesota, Mr. Tiberi, Mr. Rogers of Michigan, Mr. Simmons, Mr. Kolbe, 
    Mr. Nunes, Mr. Forbes, Mr. Rehberg, Mr. Ehlers, Mr. Keller, Mr. 
  Sessions, Mr. Isakson, Ms. Hart, Mr. Rohrabacher, Mr. Tancredo, Mr. 
Miller of Florida, Mr. Smith of Michigan, Mr. Brown of South Carolina, 
  Mr. Porter, Mr. Issa, Mr. Pearce, Mr. Bradley of New Hampshire, Mr. 
Otter, Ms. Ginny Brown-Waite of Florida, Mr. Manzullo, Mr. Calvert, Mr. 
 Gary G. Miller of California, Mr. Tauzin, Mr. Nethercutt, Mr. Souder, 
 Mr. Coble, Mr. Doolittle, Mr. Hayes, Mr. Ballenger, Mr. LoBiondo, Mr. 
Culberson, Mr. King of Iowa, Mr. Bonilla, Mrs. Capito, Mr. Istook, Ms. 
Ros-Lehtinen, Mr. Osborne, Mr. Bishop of Utah, Mr. Oxley, Mr. Walden of 
    Oregon, Mrs. Blackburn, Mrs. Jo Ann Davis of Virginia, and Mrs. 
   Biggert) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the 
                      Committee on Ways and Means


                                 A BILL

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand bonus depreciation 
                      to expensing for 18 months.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,


    This Act may be cited as the ``Full Expensing for Economic Growth 
Act of 2003''.


    (a) In General.--Paragraph (1) of section 168(k) of the Internal 
Revenue Code of 1986 (relating to special allowance for certain 
property acquired after September 10, 2001, and before September 11, 
2004) is amended by adding at the end the following new flush sentence:
        ``The preceding sentence shall be applied by substituting `100 
        percent' for `30 percent' with respect to property acquired 
        during the 18-month period beginning on the date of the 
        enactment of this sentence, but only if there was no written 
        binding contract in effect before such date, for the 
        acquisition of such property or, in the case of property 
        manufactured, constructed, or produced for the taxpayer's own 
        use, for the manufacture, construction, or production of such 
    (b) Effective Date.--The amendment made by this section shall apply 
to taxable years ending on or after the date of the enactment of this 

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