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HB 877 - Bluebonnet-Perkins Conference Hotel Taxing District - Key Vote

Louisiana Key Votes

Joe Harrison voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Failed (Senate) (15-17) - (Key vote)

Title: Bluebonnet-Perkins Conference Hotel Taxing District

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that establishes the Bluebonnet-Perkins Convention Hotel Taxing District as a special taxing and political district within the city of Baton Rouge.

Highlights:
-States that the purpose of creating the district is to stimulate economic development in a currently vacant parcel of land, specifically the development of a hotel and conference center facility (Sec. 1). -Calls for administration of the district by a board of commissioners made up of the mayor of the city-parish or his designee, the mayor-president pro tempore of the city-parish or his designee, and the council member for district three of the city-parish or his designee (Sec. 1). -Specifies that the board of commissioners will not be paid a salary, but may draw compensation for reasonable expenses (Sec. 1). -Authorizes the district to levy a tax within its boundaries on hotel rooms, motel rooms, overnight camping facilities, and food and beverage sales (Sec. 1). -Requires the district to dissolve within one year after the date on which all debts are paid in full, and prohibits the district from existing for more than forty years (Sec. 1). -Notes that the district shall not receive any state sales tax increases until the City of Baton Rouge has issued a matching increase (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (53-28) - (Key vote)

Title: Bluebonnet-Perkins Conference Hotel Taxing District

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that establishes the Bluebonnet-Perkins Convention Hotel Taxing District as a special taxing and political district within the city of Baton Rouge.

Highlights:
-States that the purpose of creating the district is to stimulate economic development in a currently vacant parcel of land, specifically the development of a hotel and conference center facility (Sec. 1). -Calls for administration of the district by a board of commissioners made up of the mayor of the city-parish or his designee, the mayor-president pro tempore of the city-parish or his designee, and the council member for district three of the city-parish or his designee (Sec. 1). -Specifies that the board of commissioners will not be paid a salary, but may draw compensation for reasonable expenses (Sec. 1). -Authorizes the district to levy a tax within its boundaries on hotel rooms, motel rooms, overnight camping facilities, and food and beverage sales (Sec. 1). -Requires the district to dissolve within one year after the date on which all debts are paid in full, and prohibits the district from existing for more than forty years (Sec. 1). -Notes that the district shall not receive any state sales tax increases until the City of Baton Rouge has issued a matching increase (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Bluebonnet-Perkins Conference Hotel Taxing District

Sponsors

  • Michael L. Jackson (LA - D) (Out Of Office)

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