AN ACT TO MODIFY THE NEW HANOVER OCCUPANCY TAX. Enacted July 25, 2014. Effective July 25, 2014.
Summary date: Jul 30 2014 - More information
Summary date: Jul 22 2014 - More information
Senate committee substitute to the 4th edition makes the following changes.
Deletes proposed GS 14-129.3, which made it a Class H felony to take and carry away, or aid in taking or carrying away, any Venus Flytrap plant or seed in Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover, Onslow, and Pender counties.
Amends the short and long title to reflect the deletion of the Venus Flytrap provisions. Makes additional conforming changes.
Summary date: Jun 26 2014 - More information
The Senate committee substitute to the 3rd edition makes the following changes.
Codifies the provision that makes it a Class H felony in specified counties to take (or aid in taking) a venus flaytrap plant or seed from another's property with the intent to steal in new GS 14-129.3. Extends the scope of the provision to also include Columbus County. Deletes proposed changes to GS 14-129 and makes other conforming and technical changes.
Amends the act's long title.
Summary date: Jun 19 2014 - More information
House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.
Amends Section 7(d) of SL 2006-167 to modify the use of the 3 percent occupancy tax currently levied in the unincorporated areas of New Hanover County (New Hanover County District U). For purposes of this subsection, defines the term Authorityto mean the Cape Fear Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau, established as a tourism development authority.
Provides that within 30 days of the effective date of this act, the New Hanover County District U (District U) must remit net proceeds from the room occupancy and tourism development tax that have been collected by the district before July 1, 2014, to the Authority. Requires the Authority to use 100 percent of the funds remitted for tourism-related expenditures in the district. Provides that after July 1, 2014, District U is to remit the net proceeds of the collected tax to the Authority on a quarterly basis. Directs the Authority to use at least 2/3 of the funds remitted to it for tourism promotion and use the remainder for tourism-related expenditures in District U (was, required that the funds from the tax be used for beach renourishment or inlet maintenance but prohibited the use of the tax proceeds for those purposes outside of New Hanover County District U).
Summary date: Jun 4 2014 - More information
House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.
Amends the provisions of this act that make it a Class H felony to steal a Venus flytrap so that it applies to Brunswick, Onslow, and Pender Counties in addition to New Hanover County (was, applied only to New Hanover County).
Amends Section 7(d) of SL 2006-167 to allow New Hanover County District U to use the net proceeds from the room occupancy and tourism development tax only for beach renourishment or inlet maintenance providing that (1) the use is in accordance with the New Hanover County ordinances where applicable, and (2) was funded in whole or part with state or federal monies. Specifies that none of the proceeds may be used for beach renourishment or inlet maintenance in areas within New Hanover County that are outside of District U.
Makes conforming changes to the act's titles.
Summary date: May 15 2014 - More information
Makes it a Class H felony in New Hanover County to take and carry away any Venus flytrap plant or seed, or aid in such activity, that is growing on another person's land with the intent to steal the plant or seed. Makes a conforming change to GS 14-129.