SB 0545 Authorizes a museum and festivals sales tax in Buchanan County
LR Number:1991S.01I Fiscal Note:1991-01
Committee:Local Government and Economic Development
Last Action:03/27/01 - SCS Voted Do Pass S Local Government and Economic Journal page:
Development Committee (1991S.04C)
Effective Date:August 28, 2001
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Current Bill Summary

SCS/SB 545 - This act authorizes the County Commission of Buchanan County (St. Joseph), to put to a county-wide vote a sales tax for promotion of museums, cultural tourism, festivals and the arts. The tax is in addition to any tourism tax imposed by Buchanan County voters. If the new tax is approved by the voters, the County Commission shall appoint a 5-member board to administer and distribute the funds. Recipients of the sales tax funds must be non-profit IRS 501(C)(3) corporations. Similar to the existing Buchanan County tourism tax, the tax will be collected by the Director of Revenue.