1-1     By:  Staples                                          S.B. No. 1315
 1-2           (In the Senate - Filed March 8, 2001; March 13, 2001, read
 1-3     first time and referred to Committee on Intergovernmental
 1-4     Relations; April 19, 2001, reported adversely, with favorable
 1-5     Committee Substitute by the following vote:  Yeas 7, Nays 0;
 1-6     April 19, 2001, sent to printer.)
 1-7     COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR S.B. No. 1315                 By:  Staples
 1-8                            A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 1-9                                   AN ACT
1-10     relating to the use of revenue from the municipal hotel occupancy
1-11     tax.
1-13           SECTION 1.  Subsection (a), Section 351.101, Tax Code, is
1-14     amended to read as follows:
1-15           (a)  Revenue from the municipal hotel occupancy tax may be
1-16     used only to promote tourism and the convention and hotel industry,
1-17     and that use is limited to the following:
1-18                 (1)  the acquisition of sites for and the construction,
1-19     improvement, enlarging, equipping, repairing, operation, and
1-20     maintenance of convention center facilities or visitor information
1-21     centers, or both;
1-22                 (2)  the furnishing of facilities, personnel, and
1-23     materials for the registration of convention delegates or
1-24     registrants;
1-25                 (3)  advertising and conducting solicitations and
1-26     promotional programs to attract tourists and convention delegates
1-27     or registrants to the municipality or its vicinity;
1-28                 (4)  the encouragement, promotion, improvement, and
1-29     application of the arts, including instrumental and vocal music,
1-30     dance, drama, folk art, creative writing, architecture, design and
1-31     allied fields, painting, sculpture, photography, graphic and craft
1-32     arts, motion pictures, radio, television, tape and sound recording,
1-33     and other arts related to the presentation, performance, execution,
1-34     and exhibition of these major art forms; [and]
1-35                 (5)  historical restoration and preservation projects
1-36     or activities or advertising and conducting solicitations and
1-37     promotional programs to encourage tourists and convention delegates
1-38     to visit preserved historic sites or museums:
1-39                       (A)  at or in the immediate vicinity of
1-40     convention center facilities or visitor information centers; or
1-41                       (B)  located elsewhere in the municipality or its
1-42     vicinity that would be frequented by tourists and convention
1-43     delegates; and
1-44                 (6)  expenses, including promotion expenses, directly
1-45     related to a sporting event in which the majority of participants
1-46     are tourists who substantially increase economic activity at hotels
1-47     and motels within the municipality or its vicinity.
1-48           SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
1-49     a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
1-50     provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution.  If this
1-51     Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
1-52     Act takes effect September 1, 2001.
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