Bill Summary for H 80 (2023-2024)
Feb 8 2023
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AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE TOWN OF ST. JAMES TO LEVY AN OCCUPANCY TAX.Intro. by Miller.
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Authorizes the St. James Town Council to levy a room occupancy tax of up to 5%. Provides that the tax must be levied, administered, collected, and repealed as provided in GS 160A-215 (uniform provisions for room occupancy taxes).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 Town of St. James Tourism Development Authority (TDA) to use at least two-thirds of the occupancy tax proceeds to promote travel and tourism in the town and the remainder for tourism–related expenditures. Mandates that at least one-third of the members of the TDA must be affiliated with businesses that collect the tax in the town and at least one-half must be currently active in the town's travel and tourism promotion. Makes conforming changes to GS 160A-215.