Honorable Harvey Hilderbran, Chair, House Committee on Ways & Means
Ursula Parks, Director, Legislative Budget Board
HB253 by Larson (Relating to the use of municipal hotel occupancy tax revenue in certain municipalities.), As Introduced
The bill would amend Chapter 351 of the Tax Code, regarding municipal hotel occupancy taxes.
The bill's provisions would apply to a municipality with a population of at least 3,000 but less than 4,000 that was incorporated before January 1, 1956, and that is located in a county with a population of 1.5 million or more that is within 200 miles of an international border. The bill would allow such a municipality to use revenue from its municipal hotel occupancy tax for the construction, enlargement, equipment improvement, maintenance, repair, and operation of recreational facilities; repair and maintenance of streets and other infrastructure in the municipality that is used by tourists and hotel guests and is related to meeting and recreational facilities; and police and fire protection provided to properties and guests of those properties.
The bill would take effect immediately upon receiving two-thirds majority vote in each house. Otherwise, the bill would take effect September 1, 2013.
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