I haven't been following this forum closely, and I hope that I'm not repeating something that people have already talked about, but I just received an email about this from CJ. Here's the first paragraph:

As you may already know, there are proposed California bills that could require the collection of sales tax for online purchases similar to bills proposed in other states and that could resemble the law that recently passed in New York State. At this time, a hearing date for AB 178 has been set for April 13, 2009. As with all laws, if passed, these laws may or may not apply to you and your business.
Is what's bad for CA affiliates good for NY affiliates? What I mean to say is, if this practice becomes common throughout the nation, then there won't be any reason to "discriminate" against those of us from NY. True?