Bill Summaries: H80 (2023-2024 Session)

  • Summary date: Feb 8 2023 - View summary

    Authorizes the St. James Town Council to levy a room occupancy tax of up to 5%. Provides that the tax must be levied, administered, collected, and repealed as provided in GS 160A-215 (uniform provisions for room occupancy taxes).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 Town of St. James Tourism Development Authority (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 must 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.