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AB-300 Telecommunications: prepaid mobile telephony services: state surcharge and fees: local charges collection.(2013-2014)

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Assembly:
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Bill Status
AB-300
Perea (A)
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Telecommunications: prepaid mobile telephony services: state surcharge and fees: local charges collection.
03/15/13
An act to amend, repeal, and add Sections 224.4 and 431 of, and to add and repeal Section 319 of, the Public Utilities Code, and to amend Section 41020 of, to amend, repeal, and add Section 41030 of, to add Section 41020.5 to, and to add and repeal Part 21 (commencing with Section 42001) and Part 21.1 (commencing with Section 42100) of Division 2 of, the Revenue and Taxation Code, relating to telecommunications, and declaring the urgency thereof, to take effect immediately.
Assembly
09/19/13
09/06/13

Type of Measure
Inactive Bill - Died
Two Thirds Vote Required
Non-Appropriation
Fiscal Committee
State-Mandated Local Program
Urgency
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
03/06/14 Last day to consider Governor's veto pursuant to Joint Rule 58.5.
01/06/14 Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
10/10/13 Vetoed by Governor.
09/25/13 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4:30 p.m.
09/12/13 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 72. Noes 2. Page 3286.).
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 300 without my signature.

This bill would establish an additional system for collecting and remitting fees, surcharges and taxes applicable to prepaid mobile services. These charges would be collected from prepaid customers and remitted to the Board of Equalization, while fees collected from postpaid customers would continue to be remitted directly to the Public Utilities Commission, State 911 Fund and local governments.

There is no question that the state needs an effective system for capturing local taxes related to the sale of prepaid phones. The solution, however, proposed by this bill is duplicative, complex and will result in significant and unnecessary costs to the state.

I encourage the author to partner with the local governments and State Agencies affected by these revenues and craft a bill with a more cost effective solution.

Sincerely,



Edmund G. Brown Jr.