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HB 399/LM (BR 1542) - T. Thompson, T. Burch, De. Butler, J. Carney, J. Donohue, K. Flood, J. Glenn, J. Gooch Jr., D. Graham, R. Heath, J. Hoover, T. Mills, B. Montell, S. Overly, S. Riggs, J. Tilley, B. Yonts

     AN ACT proposing to amend Section 181 of the Constitution of Kentucky relating to local levies of sales and use taxes.
     Propose to amend Section 181 of the Constitution of Kentucky to authorize the General Assembly to confer upon the proper authority of any city or county the power to levy a local option sales and use tax, subject to specifically enumerated conditions and limitations; submit to the voters for approval or disapproval; supply ballot language.


     HFA (1, L. Bechler) - Retain original provisions, except that no city or county shall expend funds for advertising or other activities promoting the approval of any levy by the voters.
     HFA (2, L. Bechler) - Retain original provisions; require that, in the case of any tax proposal that is disapproved by the voters, the relevant city or county be prohibited from resubmitting that proposal to the voters for a period of 5 years.
     HFA (3, L. Bechler) - Retain original provisions; require that any person or entity who has a financial interest in the approval or disapproval of any levy disclose that fact in all public advertising, undertaken by or on behalf of the person or entity, that promotes the approval or disapproval thereof by the voters.
     HFA (4, L. Bechler) - Retain original provisions, except provide that a city or county may impose only one levy at any one time, regardless of the number of capital projects included in that levy or that the levy is not at the maximum aggregate rate allowed.
     HFA (5, D. Osborne) - Amend to propose creating a new section to the Kentucky Constitution to allow casino gambling at no more than seven locations and dedicate ten percent of the revenue to promote equine interests, dedicate the Commonwealth's revenue from gaming to job creation, education, human services, health care, veterans' bonuses, local governments, and public safety.
     HFA (6/Title, D. Osborne) - Make title amendment.
     HFA (7, T. Riner) - Require 51% of funds received from a local sales tax to be used on projects in designated areas of elevated poverty.

     Feb 14-introduced in House
     Feb 18-to Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H)
     Mar 4-posted in committee
     Mar 11-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Mar 12-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 14-floor amendments (1) (2) and (3) filed
     Mar 18-taken from Rules; placed in the Orders of the Day
     Mar 19-floor amendment (4) filed
     Mar 20-floor amendments (5) and (6-title) filed
     Mar 24-floor amendment (7) filed

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