Proclamation - Extends the Suspension of the Collection of State and Local Hotel and Motel Taxes
TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME:
WHEREAS I, RICK PERRY, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF TEXAS, did issue an Emergency Disaster Proclamation on September 20, 2005, as Hurricane Rita posed a threat of imminent disaster along the Texas Coast; and
WHEREAS, Hurricane Rita struck the State of Texas on September 24, 2005, causing massive destruction in Southeast Texas; and
WHEREAS, in accordance with the Emergency Disaster Proclamation and with the authority vested in me by Section 418.020 of the Texas Government Code, I did issue a Proclamation suspending the collection of all state and local hotel and motel taxes from the victims of Hurricane Rita for a period of 14 days.
NOW THEREFORE, I do hereby extend the Proclamation of September 20, 2005, suspending the collection of the state and local hotel and motel taxes from the victims of Hurricane Rita for an additional 46 days as allowed by law.
This Proclamation shall apply to victims of Hurricane Rita for any length of stay, regardless of their time of arrival in this State.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have signed my name officially and caused the Seal of the State to be affixed hereto at Austin, this the 3rd day of October, 2005.
Governor of Texas
Secretary of State