Jarrell Cook

Future sales and use tax exemptions may require performance and data collection

By Jarrell Cook, Associate Policy Director

Capitol Update, Jan. 12, 2018 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend


Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) introduced SB 726, a bill that would require any new exemptions from the state’s Sales and Use Tax introduced after 2019 to include a statement of goals, performance metrics, and data collection requirements. The bill was heard and passed from the Senate Governance and Finance Committee on January 8th and is expected to receive bipartisan support.

CMTA is following the bill closely and looking to collaborate with the author to support a more informed and transparent government, while also ensuring that the measures for success do not unintentionally hinder programs vital to the state’s economy, like the manufacturing sales and use tax exemption.

The bill has been referred to the Senate Appropriations committee where it must pass to the floor by January 19 and off the Senate floor by January 31st, the house of origin deadline for two-year bills.


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