House committee seeks new tax on cellphones to support 911 call centers

Wednesday, November 9, 2011 | 9:17 p.m. CST; updated 11:19 p.m. CST, Wednesday, November 9, 2011

JEFFERSON CITY — A House committee is revisiting a cellphone tax to remedy diminishing funds for 911 call centers in Missouri. The call centers are supported by an existing tax on landlines; the measure would also impose a tax on cellphones.