Bill Summary for H 412 (2021)

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May 6 2021

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View NCGA Bill Details2021
House Bill 412 (Local) Filed Thursday, March 25, 2021
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE TOWNS OF MAGGIE VALLEY AND CANTON TO LEVY AN OCCUPANCY TAX.
Intro. by Pless, Clampitt.

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

Adds the following content. Authorizes the Town of Canton Board of Aldermen to levy a room occupancy tax of up to 2%. Provides that the tax must be levied, administered, collected, and repealed as provided in GS 160A-215 (uniform provisions for room occupancy taxes).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 Canton Tourism Development Authority (TDA) to use at least two-thirds of the occupancy tax proceeds to promote travel and tourism in Canton and the remainder for tourism-related expenditures. Requires the Town of Canton Board of Aldermen to adopt a resolution creating the TDA when it adopts the resolution levying the tax. Makes the TDA a public authority under the Local Government Budget and Fiscal Control Act. Requires at least one-third of the TDA's members be affiliated with businesses that collect the tax in the town, and at least one-half of the members be currently active in the promotion of travel and tourism in the town. Sets out the TDA's duties and reporting requirements. Makes further conforming changes to GS 160A-215. Makes conforming changes to the act's titles.

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