The news on Connecticut SB 806 is a bit shocking. The Joint Finance Committee vote was held yesterday and the bill was approved with a vote of 53 to 0 ( 3 absent and not voting). Aside from the overwhelming support from Senators and Representatives it is crucial to note that they voted to amend the bill with a lower sales threshold. The sales threshold is $2,000. The joint bill is now filed with Legislative Commissioners’ Office. After fiscal analysis it will go to the Houses for vote and then on to the Governor. I am not sure of the timeline involved in the next steps but I would imagine that this will be pushed through as rapidly as possible.
Connecticut SB 806 now reads:
and (L) every person making sales of tangible personal property or services through an independent contractor or other representative, if the retailer enters into an agreement with a resident of this state, under which the resident, for a commission or other consideration, directly or indirectly refers potential customers, whether by a link on an Internet web site or otherwise, to the retailer, provided the cumulative gross receipts from sales by the retailer to customers in the state who are referred to the retailer by all residents with this type of an agreement with the retailer, is in excess of two thousand dollars during the preceding four quarterly periods ending on the last day of March, June, September and December. Such retailer shall be presumed to be soliciting business through such independent contractor or other representative, which presumption may be rebutted by proof that the resident with whom the retailer has an agreement did not engage in any solicitation in the state on behalf of the retailer that would satisfy the nexus requirement of the United States Constitution during such four quarterly periods.
Link to Connecticut Raised Bill SB 806