Bill Summaries: H221 (2015-2016 Session)

  • Summary date: Mar 11 2015 - View summary

    Identical to S 140 filed on 3/3/15.

    Authorizes the Lake Santeetlah Town Council to levy a room occupancy tax of up to 3 percent. Provides that the tax must be levied, administered, collected, and repealed as provided in GS 160A-215 (uniform provisions for room occupancy taxes). Requires the Lake Santeetlah Tourism Development Authority (TDA) to be created and requires the TDA to use at least two-thirds of the occupancy tax proceeds to promote travel and tourism in the town and the remainder for tourism-related expenditures. Mandates that at least one-third of the members of the TDA be affiliated with businesses that collect the tax in the town and at least one-half must be currently active in the town's  travel and tourism promotion. Makes conforming changes to GS 160A-215.