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Bill Detail: HB22-1117

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Title Use Of Local Lodging Tax Revenue
Status Governor Signed (03/31/2022)
Bill Subjects
  • Fiscal Policy & Taxes
  • Local Government
House Sponsors M. Catlin (R)
D. Roberts (D)
Senate Sponsors D. Coram (R)
K. Donovan (D)
House Committee Finance
Senate Committee Finance
Date Introduced 01/21/2022
Summary

Section 1 of the bill amends the authority of a local marketing
district (district) to allow it to use the proceeds of its marketing and
promotion tax levied on rooms or accommodations (marketing and
promotion tax) for activities related to workforce recruitment,
management, and development and for facilitating and enhancing visitor
experiences. It also allows a district to make capital expenditures related
to these purposes, as well as for business recruitment, management, and
development.

If a district's allowable uses of the marketing and promotion tax
revenue approved by voters prior to January 1, 2022, do not include an
additional use, then under section 2, the district will require subsequent
voter approval to use the marketing and promotion tax revenue for that
purpose.
Counties are currently authorized, with prior voter approval, to
levy a county lodging tax for the purpose of advertising and marketing
local tourism. Section 3 expands the lodging tax to allow the revenue to
also be used for:
  • Economic development;
  • Workforce recruitment, management, and development; or
  • Facilitating and enhancing visitor experiences.
If a county already has a lodging tax that is limited to advertising and
marketing local tourism, then the county must obtain voter approval to
begin using the lodging tax revenues for any or all of these additional
purposes.
Beginning January 1, 2023, section 3 also requires any person or
entity collecting the county lodging tax to remit the tax revenue to the
department of revenue with the same filing frequency as the person or
entity remits and files sales tax, instead of quarterly.

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