BOISE -- House lawmakers want to hear from businesses in Idaho about the latest plan to join a national effort to tax Internet sales.
The Revenue and Taxation Committee on Tuesday voted 12-6 to introduce the measure.
A similar 2012 push made it this far, too, but was shelved by House Speaker Lawerence Denney without testimony.
As a result, the fate of this latest measure remains uncertain.
However, there's strong sentiment among some lawmakers that collecting sales tax on out-of-state Internet purchases will level the competitive playing field for Idaho brick-and-mortar businesses that must collect sales tax when they make a sale.
Strong resistance remains, however, from the likes of Republican Rep. Lenore Barrett of Challis, who complained that bringing this up again this year is like beating a dead horse.