IN HB1312 | 2021 | Regular Session

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)
Status: Introduced on January 14 2021 - 25% progression
Action: 2021-01-14 - First reading: referred to Committee on Ways and Means
Pending: House Ways and Means Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

Social media provider surcharge tax. Imposes a surcharge tax on social media providers. Defines "social media provider" as a social media company that: (1) maintains a public social media platform; (2) has more than 1,000,000 active Indiana account holders; (3) has annual gross revenue derived from social media advertising services in Indiana of at least $1,000,000; and (4) derives economic benefit from the data individuals in Indiana share with the company. Provides that the surcharge tax is equal to: (1) the annual gross revenue derived from social media advertising services in Indiana in a calendar year multiplied by 7%; plus (2) the total number of the social media provider's active Indiana account holders in a calendar year multiplied by $1. Establishes the online bullying, social isolation, and suicide prevention fund (fund) for the purposes of providing: (1) online bullying prevention; or (2) social isolation and suicide prevention; training and research for counselors and educational institutions. Provides that the division of mental health and addiction shall administer the fund. Transfers 10% of the revenue from the surcharge tax to the fund. Transfers the remaining surcharge tax revenue to the rural broadband fund.

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Title

Social media provider surcharge tax.

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History

DateChamberAction
2021-01-14HouseFirst reading: referred to Committee on Ways and Means
2021-01-14HouseAuthored by Representative Prescott

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