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The Honorable James S. Gilmore, III
Commonwealth of Virginia


Mr. Dean F. Andal
California Board of Equalization

Mr. C. Michael Armstrong
Chairman and CEO,

Mr. Joseph H. Guttentag
Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy
U.S. Department of the Treasury

The Honorable Paul C. Harris Sr. Delegate
Virginia House of Delegates

The Honorable Delna Jones
Washington County, Oregon

The Honorable Ron Kirk
City of Dallas

The Honorable Michael O. Leavitt
State of Utah

Mr. Gene N. Lebrun
President (1997-1999)
National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws

The Honorable Gary Locke
State of Washington

Mr. Grover Norquist
Americans for Tax Reform

Mr. Robert Novick
General Counsel
U.S. Trade Representative

Mr. Richard Parsons
Time Warner, Inc.

Mr. Andrew Pincus
General Counsel
U.S. Department of Commerce

Mr. Robert Pittman
President & Chief Operating Officer
America Online

Mr. David Pottruck
President & co-Chief Executive Officer
Charles Schwab and Company

Mr. John W. Sidgmore
Vice Chairman
MCI WorldCom and Chairman UUNET

Mr. Stanley Sokul
Independent Consultant
Association for Interactive Media

Mr. Theodore Waitt
Gateway, Inc.

For Immediate Release
December 8, 1999
Press Contact:
Debbie Neville
O'Keeffe & Company, Inc.
(703) 883-9000, ext. 104

Mark Miner
Press Secretary
Office of the Governor of Virginia
(804) 692-3110

Advisory Commission on Electronic Commerce
Releases San Francisco Agenda

Report Drafting Subcommittee Posts Transcripts from December 3 Teleconference

Arlington, VA - December 8, 1999 - The Advisory Commission on Electronic Commerce has posted the agenda for its upcoming meeting on Tuesday, December 14 and Wednesday, December 15 in San Francisco. The Commission will begin its discussions on Tuesday with international tax and tariff issues, followed by presentations of a number of proposals received by the Commission. The proposals were submitted in response to the Commission's October 15 invitation to the public for submissions regarding possible taxation of electronic commerce transactions. Of the 37 inputs received, 13 representatives have been invited to formally present proposals to the Commission in San Francisco. On Wednesday, additional presentations will precede a discussion of the Issues & Options paper drafted by the Commission's Report Drafting Subcommittee. A detailed agenda of the meeting is attached.

A transcript from the December 3 teleconference of the Report Drafting Subcommittee also has been posted on the Commission's Web site under the calendars and meetings section. The subcommittee's substantial discussions over the past few months focused on the Issues & Options paper, intended to identify issues and present options, objectively summarize the various positions within the Commission, and to assist discussions in San Francisco.

For more information about the meeting and the Commission, the public may visit the Commission's Web site at

The public is invited to attend the Commission's meeting in San Francisco. The meeting will be held Tuesday, December 14, from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Wednesday, December 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Colonial Room of the St. Francis Hotel, 335 Powell Street, in San Francisco. The meeting will also be carried live via audio and video Web-cast on the Commission's Web site ( A verbatim transcript of the meeting and the archived Web-cast will also be available on the Web site the week of December 24, 1999.

About the Advisory Commission on Electronic Commerce

Appointed by Congress in October 1998 as part of the Internet Tax Freedom Act, the 19-member Commission has been tasked with studying the impact of federal, state, local, and international taxation and tariffs on transactions using the Internet and Internet access. The Commission's recommendations are due to Congress no later than April 21, 2000.


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