Bill Summary for H 531 (2015-2016)

Summary date: 

Jul 16 2015
S.L. 2015-255

Bill Information:

View NCGA Bill Details2015-2016 Session
House Bill 531 (Local) Filed Wednesday, April 1, 2015
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE WAYNE COUNTY AND THE CITY OF SANFORD TO LEVY A ROOM OCCUPANCY TAX; TO AUTHORIZE MOORE COUNTY TO LEVY AN ADDITIONAL THREE PERCENT ROOM OCCUPANCY TAX; TO CREATE A SPECIAL TAXING DISTRICT MADE UP OF ALL AREAS IN HARNETT COUNTY EXCLUSIVE OF THE AVERASBORO TOWNSHIP AND TO AUTHORIZE THAT SPECIAL TAXING DISTRICT TO LEVY A SIX PERCENT ROOM OCCUPANCY TAX; AND TO MAKE CHANGES TO THE CUMBERLAND COUNTY OCCUPANCY TAX AND PREPARED FOOD TAX.
Intro. by J. Bell, Dixon, L. Bell.

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House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.

Deletes all of the provisions from the previous edition and replaces it with the following.

Authorizes the Wayne County Board of Commissioners to levy a room occupancy tax of 1%. Provides that the tax must be levied, administered, collected, and repealed as provided in GS 153A-155 (Uniform provisions for room occupancy taxes). Requires the Wayne County Tourism Development Authority (TDA) to use 100% of the occupancy tax proceeds to promote travel and tourism in the county. Mandates that at least one‑third of the members of the TDA 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.

Amends the short and long titles. 

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