Current Status Bill Number:
4769Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19980305Primary Sponsor: PinckneyAll Sponsors: Pinckney, J. Brown, Sandifer, Whipper, J. Hines, Cave, Robinson, J. Smith, Cobb-Hunter, McGee, Sheheen, Sharpe, Littlejohn, Breeland, Bailey, Clyburn, Whatley, Limehouse, F. Smith, Gourdine, Cotty, Mack, Mullen, Fleming, Lee, Rice, Kelley, Beck, McMahand, Kennedy, Govan, Quinn, Keegan, Scott, Stoddard, Haskins, McCraw, Phillips, Neal, Carnell, Harrell, Allison, Chellis, Law, Felder, McLeod, Stuart, H. Brown, Byrd, Bowers, Dantzler, Barrett, Tripp, Wilder, Moody-Lawrence, McKay, Harrell, Trotter, McMaster, Townsend, Stille, Bauer, Howard, Koon, Rodgers, Klauber, Meacham, Riser, Webb, Martin and JordanDrafted Document Number: jic\5319ac.98Residing Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Ways and Means Committee 30 HWMSubject: Hospitality taxes, local; portion of accommodations used; Taxation, Political Subdivisions, counties
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 19980319 Co-Sponsor removed (Rule 5.2) by Rep. Hamilton House 19980305 Introduced, read first time, 30 HWM referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO AMEND SECTION 6-1-730, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO USE OF REVENUE FROM LOCAL HOSPITALITY TAXES, SO AS TO ELIMINATE THE REQUIREMENT THAT NINE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS IN ACCOMMODATIONS TAXES MUST BE COLLECTED BEFORE POLICE AND FIRE PROTECTION, EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES, AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS OPERATIONS MAY BE PROVIDED TO THOSE FACILITIES FOR WHICH PURPOSE THE HOSPITALITY TAX MUST BE USED.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 6-1-730 of the 1976 Code, as added by Act 138 of 1997, is amended to read:
"Section 6-1-730. (A) The revenue generated by the hospitality tax must be used exclusively for the following purposes:
(1) tourism-related buildings, including, but not limited to, civic centers, coliseums, and aquariums;
(2) cultural, recreational, or historic facilities;
(3) beach access and renourishment;
(4) highways, roads, streets, and bridges providing access to tourist destinations;
(5) advertisements and promotions related to tourism development; or
(6) water and sewer infrastructure to serve tourism-related demand.;
(B) In a county in which at least nine hundred thousand dollars in accommodations taxes is collected annually pursuant to Section 12-36-920, the revenues of the hospitality tax authorized in this article may be used for the operation and maintenance of those items provided in (A)(1) through (6) including
(7) police, and fire protection, emergency medical services, and emergency-preparedness operations directly attendant to those facilities enumerated in items (1) through (6)."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.