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Maryland affiliates can breathe a little easier today as Senate Bill 1071 didn’t make it out of committee before the Session ended last night.

A big w00t goes out to all of the affiliate marketers and Lobbyists that worked on the crusade.

Although the bill will likely make a comeback during the next session, we now have the luxury of time on our side to focus on contacting Maryland’s Representatives and Senators to make sure they understand the ramifications of passing this type of legislation.

But, NOW is the time to concentrate our efforts on Connecticut’s SB 806 (which is ready to be debated in the Senate as early as today) and and Minnesota’s SF 282 (scheduled for the Committee on Taxes on April 16th)

It’s so important to get in touch with these state’s representatives to let them know that they will be putting thousands of small businesses that are in the affiliate marketing industry, out of business should this type of legislation pass.

The Performance Marketing Association has created templated correspondence to contend with Connecticut making it easy for you to contact the representatives. That information can be found here

Below is the person you should contact regarding Minnesota’s SF282:
Senator Thomas M. Bakk – the sponsor of SF282
Email Form
651.296.8881

In your conversations with these representatives make sure that you let them know that similar efforts regarding nexus have been quelled in Virginia, Hawaii and now Maryland!

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Missy Ward

Co-Founder & President at Affiliate Summit, Inc.
Missy Ward has been in affiliate marketing since 1999. She is the Co-Founder of Affiliate Summit, FeedFront Magazine, GeekCast.fm, itsaWAHMthing.com; the Co-Publisher of Revenews.com, Founder of AffiliateMarketersGiveBack.com and manages many of her own affiliate sites. If she's not making money through affiliate links on the post you're currently reading, it's an oversight on her part and it will be corrected soon.

Comment & Add Your Voice

1 Josh Zapin April 13, 2010 at 5:20 pm

I wish Colorado had the same seychel (yiddish for insight). Still, our “tax” isn’t as bad other states.

Maybe I should move to Maryland?

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2 Jack November 19, 2009 at 8:10 am

Thank goodness. Let's hope CT, MN, CA, and the others do the same. They are all revenue negative for their states, and they damage far more than just affiliates alone.

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3 Jack April 15, 2009 at 6:54 am

Thank goodness. Let's hope CT, MN, CA, and the others do the same. They are all revenue negative for their states, and they damage far more than just affiliates alone.

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4 Missyward April 16, 2009 at 3:01 am

I completely agree, Jack. Unfortunately, just got some bad news on Hawaii… 🙁 http://missyward.com/2009/04/15/hawaii-advertisin

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