Bill Text: AZ SB1188 | 2022 | Fifty-fifth Legislature 2nd Regular | Introduced


Bill Title: Unincorporated areas; transient lodging assessment

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2022-01-18 - Senate read second time [SB1188 Detail]

Download: Arizona-2022-SB1188-Introduced.html

 

 

 

REFERENCE TITLE: unincorporated areas; transient lodging assessment

 

 

 

 

 

State of Arizona

Senate

Fifty-fifth Legislature

Second Regular Session

2022

 

 

SB 1188

 

Introduced by

Senator Gabaldon

 

 

AN ACT

 

amending title 42, chapter 6, article 3, Arizona Revised Statutes, by adding section 42-6108.02; relating to county excise taxes.

 

 

(TEXT OF BILL BEGINS ON NEXT PAGE)

 


Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Arizona:

Section 1. Title 42, chapter 6, article 3, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended by adding section 42-6108.02, to read:

START_STATUTE42-6108.02. Hotel assessment; counties with a population of less than five hundred thousand persons

A. The board of supervisors of a county having a population of less than five hundred thousand persons may levy and, if levied, the department shall collect an assessment on the gross proceeds of sales or gross income from the business of every person engaging or continuing in the county in a business taxed under chapter 5 of this title and classified under section 42-5070 or 42-5076.  The assessment shall be levied under this section beginning January 1 or July 1, whichever date first occurs at least three months after the county resolution approving the assessment levy. The rate of the assessment levied pursuant to this section may not exceed six percent.

B. The assessment levied pursuant to this section applies only in unincorporated areas of the county. 

C. At the end of each month, the state treasurer shall transmit the net revenues collected pursuant to this section to the treasurer of the county levying the assessment.  The county shall use all revenues either:

1. To promote and enhance tourism within the county.

2. For economic development activities as defined in section 11-254.04. Any increase in an assessment imposed under this section does not constitute a new fee or tax for the purposes of section 11-254.04, subsection B.

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