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NH House, Senate to work on Internet protection

April 13, 2012
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CONCORD, N.H.—House and Senate leaders are working on legislation to outlaw taxing Internet access in New Hampshire.

Senate Finance Chairman Chuck Morse and House Finance Chairman Kenneth Weyler say the legislation is necessary because the state's 1991 Communications Services Tax is outdated. State law currently does not define the Internet or Internet access and was written before the invention of 3G and 4G wireless networks, which allow access to the Internet via smart phones.

Morse and Weyler say the law has led to confusion among state tax officials, service providers, lawmakers and consumers.

The Senate Finance Committee plans to take up the issue at its April 19 meeting.

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