A Louisiana legislator has withdrawn a bill that would impose a 1% sales tax on video game equipment and television sets.
The Monroe News-Star reports that Rep. Robert Billiot (D) hoped to use revenue collected by the tax to create a "No Child Left Indoors Fund." Those funds would in turn be channeled into recreational facilities and state programs to combat childhood obesity.
However, Ark-La-Tax Politics reports that Billiot withdrew the measure while he re-evaluates its revenue potential. The legislator said that he may resubmit the tax proposal before Louisiana’s legislative session begins on April 27th.
As GamePolitics reported, A similar measure proposed in New Mexico last year failed to pass.