A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO MODIFY CARTERET COUNTY'S AUTHORITY TO LEVY AN ADDITIONAL ONE PERCENT ROOM OCCUPANCY AND TOURISM DEVELOPMENT TAX AND TO MODIFY THE DISTRIBUTION OF THE PROCEEDS OF THE TAX.
Amends SL 2007-112, Section 2, as amended, to provide that the Carteret County room occupancy and tourism development tax does not apply to accommodations furnished by nonprofit charitable, educational, or religious organizations when furnished in furtherance of their nonprofit purpose. Prohibits the county from levying the additional 1% occupancy tax unless it also levies the 5% occupancy tax. Deletes other conditions that were to be met before levying the additional tax. Requires that the occupancy taxes be distributed a follows: (1) 50% to the Carteret County Tourism Development authority to promote travel and tourism and (2) 50% for beach nourishment on Bogue Banks. Deletes provisions concerning the repeal of the additional occupancy tax, excess proceeds from the additional occupancy tax, use and distribution of the 5% occupancy tax revenue, and use and distribution of 6% occupancy tax revenue.
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