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S 985
Session 116 (2005-2006) 

S 0985  General Bill, By Leatherman, Leventis and Pinckney

Similar(S 641, H 4691)
A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 6-1-530(B) OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE USE OF REVENUE FROM THE LOCAL ACCOMMODATIONS TAX, TO PROVIDE THAT A COUNTY WHICH COLLECTS ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS IN ACCOMMODATIONS TAXES MAY USE THE REVENUE COLLECTED FOR THE OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF THE ITEMS LISTED IN 6-1-530(A) AND POLICE, FIRE PROTECTION, EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES, AND EMERGENCY-PREPAREDNESS OPERATIONS DIRECTLY ATTENDANT TO THOSE FACILITIES.
View full text 12/13/05 Senate Prefiled 12/13/05 Senate Referred to Committee on Finance 01/10/06 Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-26 01/10/06 Senate Referred to Committee on Finance SJ-26 03/01/06 Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Finance SJ-22 03/07/06 Senate Amended SJ-12 03/07/06 Senate Read second time SJ-12 03/08/06 Scrivener's error corrected 03/08/06 Senate Read third time and sent to House SJ-28 03/09/06 House Introduced and read first time HJ-5 03/09/06 House Referred to Committee on Ways and Means HJ-5 05/10/06 House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Ways and Means HJ-4 05/11/06 Scrivener's error corrected 05/16/06 House Debate adjourned until Wednesday, May 17, 2006 HJ-11 05/17/06 House Requests for debate-Rep(s). Mahaffey, Funderburk, Perry, Leach, Coates, McGee, Miller, Cooper, JH Neal, J Brown, Hosey, Hinson, Jefferson, Merrill, R Brown, Dantzler, Hodges, Chellis, Anderson, and Clemmons HJ-28 05/24/06 House Amended HJ-125 05/24/06 House Read second time HJ-130 05/24/06 House Roll call Yeas-85 Nays-18 HJ-130 05/25/06 House Read third time and returned to Senate with amendments HJ-47 05/31/06 Senate Non-concurrence in House amendment SJ-306 05/31/06 House House insists upon amendment and conference committee appointed Reps. Reps. Littlejohn, Chalk, and Battle HJ-204




S. 985

Indicates Matter Stricken

Indicates New Matter

AMENDED

May 24, 2006

S. 985

Introduced by Senators Leatherman, Leventis and Pinckney

S. Printed 5/24/06--H.

Read the first time March 9, 2006.

            

A BILL

TO AMEND SECTION 6-1-530(B) OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE USE OF REVENUE FROM THE LOCAL ACCOMMODATIONS TAX, TO PROVIDE THAT A COUNTY WHICH COLLECTS ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS IN ACCOMMODATIONS TAXES MAY USE THE REVENUE COLLECTED FOR THE OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF THE ITEMS LISTED IN 6-1-530(A) AND POLICE, FIRE PROTECTION, EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES, AND EMERGENCY-PREPAREDNESS OPERATIONS DIRECTLY ATTENDANT TO THOSE FACILITIES.

Amend Title To Conform

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:

SECTION    1.    Section 6-1-530(B) of the 1976 Code, is amended to read:

"(B)(1)    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 local accommodations tax authorized in this article may also be used for the operation and maintenance of those items provided in (A)(1) through (6) including police, fire protection, emergency medical services, and emergency-preparedness operations directly attendant to those facilities.

(2)    In a county in which less than nine hundred thousand dollars in accommodations taxes is collected annually pursuant to Section 12-36-920, an amount not to exceed twenty percent of the revenue in the preceding fiscal year of the local accommodations tax authorized pursuant to this article may be used for the additional purposes provided in Item (1) of this subsection."

SECTION    2.    Section 6-1-730(B) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"(B)(1)        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 police, fire protection, emergency medical services, and emergency-preparedness operations directly attendant to those facilities.

(2)    In a county in which less than nine hundred thousand dollars in accommodations taxes is collected annually pursuant to Section 12-36-920, an amount not to exceed twenty percent of the revenue in the preceding fiscal year of the local hospitality tax authorized pursuant to this article may be used for the additional purposes provided in Item (1) of this subsection."

SECTION    3.    The holidays surrounding the Christmas season being a major tourism period in this State as family members and other nonresidents generally visit this State to spend the holidays with family or in the temperate South Carolina climate pursuing recreational activities, the provisions of Chapter 1, Title 53, Sections 53-1-5 through 53-1-160 are suspended for the twenty-four hour period of December 24, 2006.

SECTION    4.    This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.

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