A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO EXPAND THE PERMISSIBLE USES OF THE LOCAL MECKLENBURG COUNTY AND CITY OF CHARLOTTE LOCAL TAXES. Enacted April 15, 2013. Effective April 15, 2013.
Summary date: Apr 15 2013 - View summary
Bill H 193 (2013-2014)Summary date: Mar 26 2013 - View summary
House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.
Amends Section (2)d of Section 9(a) of Part IV of Chapter 908 of the 1983 Session Laws, expanding the uses of 3% of the gross occupancy tax receipts and the entire proceeds of the prepared food and beverage tax in Mecklenburg County and the City of Charlotte to include paying the costs of acquiring, constructing, financing, renovating, maintaining, and controlling traffic for a "professional sports facility" located in the City of Charlotte. Further describes and defines what a professional sports facility is (previously, only referred to places that were used for professional sporting events). Makes technical and clarifying changes. Adds the ability to use funds to acquire and finance amateur sports facilities in the City of Charlotte.
Enacts new section to Chapter 5 of the Charter of the City of Charlotte, providing that the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority has no power or duties with respect to City owned improvements or equipment in a privately owned professional sports facility.
Bill H 193 (2013-2014)Summary date: Feb 28 2013 - View summary
Amends Section 9(a) of Part IV of SL 1983-908, as amended, as the title indicates. Provides that the collected tax is distributed to Charlotte for facilities, eliminating the restriction that the collected tax was to be used forConvention Center facilities. Adds new subsections (d) and (e) to specify additional uses for the collected tax include (1) paying costs for constructing, renovating, and maintaining public places thatcan seat 60,000 or more and are used for professional sporting events and (2) to pay costs of constructing, renovating, and maintaining amateur sports facilities, including ancillary, associated facilities located in the City of Charlotte.