Lawmaker Says Bill to Force Amazon Tax Collection is Dead

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Republican state representative from southeastern Tennessee said a legislative leader is withdrawing a bill that would require to collect sales taxes on transactions in Tennessee.
Rep. Kevin Brooks told the Cleveland Daily Banner that the bill sponsor, House Finance Committee Chairman Frank Sargent, agreed to roll over the measure to the 2012 legislative session. is building distribution centers in Bradley and Hamilton counties in southeastern Tennessee and has opposed the legislation.
Sargent declined comment Wednesday when asked by The Associated Press but said there would be a discussion at an afternoon committee meeting.
A spokesman for said he was not aware of Sargent delaying the legislation.
Note: Sargent declined to confirm Brooks’ statement about his plans, but said the matter would be cleared up this afternoon when committees take up the bill.

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