Legislature(2009 - 2010)
2010-04-14 House JournalFull Journal pdf
2010-04-14 House Journal Page 2263 SB 312 CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 312(FIN) by the Senate Finance Committee, entitled: "An Act relating to the deposit of the proceeds of the tax on gambling operations aboard certain commercial passenger vessels into the general fund; providing for a reduction in the excise tax to $34.50 for a passenger for each voyage on a commercial passenger vessel; describing the passengers that are subject to the excise tax and liable for the payment of the tax; providing for a reduction in the state excise tax imposed on a passenger traveling on a commercial passenger vessel by the amount of tax on a passenger traveling on a commercial passenger vessel imposed by a municipality under a law enacted before December 17, 2007; authorizing appropriations from the commercial vessel passenger tax account to the first seven ports of call in the state and for costs associated with commercial passenger vessels and the passengers on board; limiting the use of funds appropriated from the commercial passenger vessel tax account to expenditures related to port facilities, harbor infrastructure, other services provided to the commercial passenger vessels and the passengers on board those vessels and certain other purposes; repealing the regional cruise ship impact fund; relating to the administration of the excise tax by the Department of Revenue and regulations required 2010-04-14 House Journal Page 2264 to be adopted; requiring a report from the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development relating to safely and efficiently hosting passengers; defining 'voyage' for purposes of the excise tax; relating to municipal levies on a passenger on a commercial passenger vessel; and providing for an effective date." was read the first time and referred to the Finance Committee.