Date Set for Marketplace Fairness Act Vote
- Apr 26, 2013 | Gail Cole
The move comes after Senator Reid (D-NV) offered a motion to proceed to a vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture yesterday evening. "The Motion to Invoke Cloture on the bill was agreed to by a vote of 63-30." To invoke cloture is to end a filibuster. A filibuster is an "obstructive tactic used to prevent a measure from being brought to a vote." (Wikipedia). A filibuster "would have required at least 60 votes to pass the bill."
Lobbyists will have their hands full for the next ten days.
Businesses that sell to states where they don't already have nexus may want to seriously consider how they will handle remote sales tax.