A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE EDGECOMBE COUNTY TO LEVY AN OCCUPANCY TAX.
Authorizes the Edgecombe County Board of Commissioners to levy a room occupancy tax of up to 6%. Provides that both taxes must be levied, administered, collected, and repealed as provided in GS 153A-155 (Uniform provisions for room occupancy taxes). Requires the Edgecombe County Tourism Development Authority (TDA) to use at least two-thirds of the occupancy tax proceeds to promote travel and tourism in the county and the remainder for other tourism-related expenditures . Mandates that at least one-third of the TDA's members must be affiliated with businesses that collect the tax in the county and at least one-half must be currently active in the county's travel and tourism promotion. Makes conforming changes to GS 153A-155.
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