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Electric Scooter Legal & Regulatory Hurdles

Dockless electric scooters have quickly proliferated as transportation options in over 100 U.S. cities over the past two years. That expansion, however, has had its fair share of conflicts as have many other technology companies that leverage the sharing, gig economy. Several companies have launched without obtaining the appropriate permits. In many cities, electric scooter companies have been fined for operating a business without a license, failure to follow various […]

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Legislative Update: Delaware Signs New Blockchain Laws

By Peter Brath On July 23, Delaware Governor John Carney (D) signed a trio of bills aimed at keeping Delaware in step with blockchain technology. Each bill passed through both chambers without a single no vote. The initiative is part of an effort to ensure Delaware maintains its business-friendly reputation where more than half of all Fortune 500 companies are incorporated. Blockchain is the technology that supports digital currencies, like […]

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Utah Approves Online Sales Tax

Beehive State lawmakers approved legislation on Wednesday allowing the collection of online sales tax. The move follows several other state legislatures after the Supreme Court ruled in July that states could collect taxes from online retailers. Utah’s legislation requires companies with 200 sales or $100,000 worth of sales a year to pay taxes on transactions. Utah currently has voluntary agreements with large online business, like Amazon and Airbnb, allowing the state to collect $140 million in taxes annually. However, the […]

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Nebraska State Legislator Pushes Online Sales Tax Reform

A Nebraska lawmaker has begun to push legislation that would allow the collection of online sales tax following a Supreme Court ruling in June. Republican Senator John McCollister of Omaha has begun circulating a petition to summon legislators into a special session that would force debate over an online sales tax proposal. McCollister currently has 10 signatures but needs 33 to summon a special session of the state’s unicameral body. […]

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