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CS/CS/HB 243: Discretionary Sales Surtax

GENERAL BILL by Government Accountability Committee ; Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee ; Avila ; Perez ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Diaz, M.

Discretionary Sales Surtax; Requires certain counties, after specified date, to use surtax proceeds for purposes related to fixed guideway rapid transit systems & bus systems; revises authorized uses of surtax proceeds; authorizes certain municipalities, after specified date, to use surtax proceeds for certain purposes; requires specified accountants to conduct performance audits of specified entities holding referendum related to local government discretionary sales surtax; requires OPPAGA to use specified funds to pay for work performed by public accountant; specifies time period within which audit must be completed & made available.

Effective Date: on becoming a law
Last Action: 2/15/2018 House - CS/CS by Government Accountability Committee read 1st time -HJ 599
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
10/6/2017 House • Filed
10/18/2017 House • Referred to Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee; Ways and Means Committee; Government Accountability Committee -HJ 27
11/29/2017 House • On Committee agenda-- Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee, 12/06/17, 10:30 am, Reed Hall
12/6/2017 House • CS by Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee; YEAS 12 NAYS 0 -HJ 261
12/8/2017 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.18(c)
12/11/2017 House • Now in Ways and Means Committee -HJ 250
1/5/2018 House • On Committee agenda-- Ways and Means Committee, 01/09/18, 4:30 pm, Morris Hall
1/9/2018 House • Introduced -HJ 27
• Favorable by Ways and Means Committee; YEAS 14 NAYS 6 -HJ 311
• Now in Government Accountability Committee -HJ 311
• CS by Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 247
2/6/2018 House • On Committee agenda-- Government Accountability Committee, 02/08/18, 9:00 am, Morris Hall --Temporarily Postponed
2/9/2018 House • PCS on Committee agenda-- Government Accountability Committee, 02/13/18, 3:00 pm, Morris Hall
2/13/2018 House • CS/CS by- Government Accountability Committee; YEAS 17 NAYS 6 -HJ 600
2/15/2018 House • Pending review of CS -under Rule 7.18(c)
• Placed on Calendar -HJ 600
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 02/20/18
• CS/CS by Government Accountability Committee read 1st time -HJ 599