SS/SCS/HCS/HB 545 - This act exempts the City of Riverside from current law that requires a member of a board of directors for a tourism community enhancement district to meet one of the following requirements: reside in the district; own real property within the district; or work in, or operate, a business in the district.
Currently, certain cities and counties are authorized to impose, upon voter approval, a transient guest tax of up to 5% for the promotion of tourism or for the promotion of tourism and funding a convention and visitors bureau. Cities and counties that already impose a transient guest tax pursuant to any other section of law are prohibited from imposing the transient guest tax.
This act prohibits any city from imposing a transient
guest tax if the city is located in whole or in part in a county that already imposes a transient guest tax. In addition, any county that has a city located in whole or in part within its boundaries that already imposes a transient guest tax is prohibited from also imposing a transient guest tax.
In addition, the City of St. Peters may adopt a transient guest tax of up to 2% for the promotion of tourism. Such a tax is not subject to the provisions preventing cities and counties to both impose a transient guest tax.
A provision under current law that allows cities and counties that have more than 350 hotel and motel rooms to adopt a transient guest tax for the purpose of funding a convention and visitors bureau is merged with a provision under current law allowing certain other cities and counties to adopt such a tax.
Nothing in this act shall be construed as repealing any transient guest tax adopted before August 28, 2011.
This act contains provisions similar to SB 313(2011), HB 400 (2011) and HB 161 (2011).