FEBRUARY 17, 2005 - Posted at 1:08 p.m. CST
LITTLE ROCK, AR - Legislation that would eliminate Arkansas' sales tax on groceries if the federal government eventually approves a tax in Internet sales passed the Arkansas Senate today.
The bill by Senator Jerry Bookout, a Jonesboro Democrat, would only apply if the collections from the Internet tax were at least 150 percent of the grocery tax revenue for a six-month period. The legislation is limited to state and would not apply to local or municipal sales taxes on groceries.
The measure next goes to the House.