H.R.2887 - No Regulation Without Representation Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [R-WI-5] (Introduced 06/12/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||House - 07/19/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial And Antitrust Law. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.2887 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (06/12/2017)
No Regulation Without Representation Act of 2017
This bill prohibits a state from taxing or regulating a person's activity in interstate commerce unless the person is physically present in the state during the period in which the tax or regulation is imposed.
A person is physically present if the person's business activities in the state include:
- maintaining a commercial or legal domicile in the state;
- owning, holding, leasing, or maintaining certain property in the state;
- having one or more employees, agents, or independent contractors in the state who provide on-site design, installation, or repair services on behalf of the remote seller;
- having one or more employees, exclusive agents or exclusive independent contractors present in the state who engage in activities that substantially assist the person to establish or maintain a market in the state; or
- regularly employing three or more employees in the state.
The bill specifies certain activities and agreements that indicate a de minimis physical presence that is excluded from the definition of "physical presence."
The bill also specifies that U.S. district courts have original jurisdiction over civil actions to enforce this bill.