Bill to regulate internet sales tax law fails

By Jack Richards

BATON ROUGE — The House failed to pass a bill Monday providing regulatory teeth to the internet sales tax law passed during the earlier special session over pleas from small business owners in the Legislature.

House Bill 1121 by Rep. Walt Leger, D-New Orleans, received the approval of 66 members of the 105-member House, but because it raised taxes it required a two-thirds majority, or 70 votes.

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