HB1340 Allows a hotel and motel tourism tax for the city of Bethany.
Sponsor: Klindt, David (3) Effective Date:00/00/0000
CoSponsor: LR Number: 3071L.01P
Last Action: 04/05/2000 - Third Read and defeated (H)
AYES: 076
NOES: 032
HB1340
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HB 1340 -- TRANSIENT GUEST TAX (Klindt)

This bill allows the city of Bethany upon voter approval to
impose a tax of at least 2% but not more than 5% on the charges
for all sleeping rooms of hotels, motels, bed and breakfast
inns, campgrounds, and any docking facility which rents slips to
recreation boats used by transient guests for sleeping.

FISCAL NOTE:  No impact on state funds.


COMMITTEE

HB 1340 -- TRANSIENT GUEST TAX

SPONSOR:  Klindt

COMMITTEE ACTION:  Voted "do pass by consent" by the Committee
on Tourism, Recreation and Cultural Affairs by a vote of 17 to 0.

This bill allows the city of Bethany upon voter approval to
impose a tax of at least 2% but not more than 5% on the charges
for all sleeping rooms of hotels, motels, bed and breakfast
inns, campgrounds, and any docking facility which rents slips to
recreation boats used by transient guests for sleeping.

FISCAL NOTE:  No impact on state funds.

PROPONENTS:  Supporters say that for several years the city of
Bethany has wanted to fund a fully-staffed tourism center.
Bethany has become a major stopping point for travelers on route
to and from Iowa along the I-35 corridor and tremendous growth
has occurred.  This legislation will accomplish their goal and
help fund a tourism center.

Testifying for the bill were Representative Klindt; and Chris
Ward, Assistant City Administrator for the City of Bethany.

OPPONENTS:  There was no opposition voiced to the committee.

Robert Triplett, Legislative Analyst


INTRODUCED

HB 1340 -- Transient Guest Tax

Sponsor:  Klindt

This bill allows the city of Bethany upon voter approval to
impose a tax of at least 2% but not more than 5% on the charges
for all sleeping rooms of hotels, motels, bed and breakfast
inns, campgrounds, and any docking facility which rents slips to
recreation boats used by transient guests for sleeping.


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