SB 453 - This act establishes the Stop Socialism Act. The act creates a cause of action by any person against a state or local public body if the public body provides, or offers to provide, a competitive service that is also provided by the person within the jurisdiction of the public body. The public body shall not be liable for such a cause of action if the person offered the competitive service after the public body. Additionally, the public body shall not be liable if there is an overriding or compelling public interest in the competitive service, which includes services of the criminal justice system and educational institutions.
After obtaining a judgment rendered against the public body, the person shall be entitled to a refund of taxes paid to the public body and the sale of any competitive service made by the person shall be exempted from sales tax.
This act is similar to SCS/SB 122 (2019).