Tax Equity for Domestic Partner and Health Plan Beneficiaries Act
- Tax Equity for Domestic Partner and Health Plan Beneficiaries Act
The Tax Equity for Domestic Partner and Health Plan Beneficiaries Act (or Tax Equity for Health Plan Beneficiaries Act of 2007) (USBill|110|S.|1556 and USBill|110|H.R.|1820) is a bill introduced in the U.S. Senate on June 6, 2007. Sponsored by Senator Gordon Smith (R-OR), with 10 cosponsors, and Representative James McDermott (D-WA), the bill is currently in committee.
The bill would "equalize tax treatment for employer-provided health coverage for domestic partners and other non-spouse, non-dependent beneficiaries." [ [http://www.hrc.org/laws_and_elections/5671.htm HRC | Tax Equity for Health Plan Beneficiaries ] ] .
The bill is supported by over 50 major U.S. employers that have joined the Business Coalition for Benefits Tax Equity [ [http://www.hrc.org/issues/workplace/benefits/6879.htm HRC | Business Coalition for Benefits Tax Equity, Members] ] .
Previous versions of the bill
Previous versions of the bill have been introduced in the 108th and 109th Congresses. In each case, the bill never made it out of committee.
* [http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd?bill=s110-1556: Full text of Senate bill]
* [http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd?bill=h110-1820: Full text of House bill]
* [http://www.hrc.org/laws_and_elections/5671.htm Human Rights Campaign's fact sheet on the bill]
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