MatthewHSE - 2:03 pm on Sep 7, 2009 (gmt 0)
As others have said, use tax is nothing new. If I'm reading this correctly, this doesn't mean anything to vendors, only to businesses who purchase items from outside of California and do not pay sales tax to the vendor's state. I believe most (all?) states have a use tax, although it's virtually unknown and rarely enforced.
I hope you're joking about that - the last thing we need is yet more centralization.
The answer of course is to have a single national taxation system.