So yesterday we posted about the new bill from Representative Larry Mitchell filed a bill that would allow county governments to impose and collect a lodging tax of no more than three percent on hotels, motels, and vacation rentals in unincorporated non-municipality areas of the county. It was curious as to why Mitchell did not allow cities and municipalities the same power in he allows the counties in unincorporated areas. I had assumed that the cities/municipalities already had such lodging taxes in place.
Regardless, Republican Representative Kevin Hensley had introduced a bill that gives municipal governments the same power to impose such a lodging tax. Both bills should be passed.
HB395 – All Municipalities Can Raise Lodging Taxes
STATUS – Waiting on a hearing
HISTORY – House Administration Committee 5.2.18
SPONSORS – Hensley, Pettyjohn, Walsh, Baumbach, Osienski, Sokola, Hudson, Q.Johnson
NOT VOTING –