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CS/CS/HB 5: Discretionary Sales Surtaxes

GENERAL BILL by State Affairs Committee ; Local, Federal and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee ; DiCeglie ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Beltran ; Bush ; Hill

Discretionary Sales Surtaxes; Requires two-thirds vote of certain county governing boards to authorize discretionary sales surtax; requires local government discretionary sales surtax referenda to be held on specified date; requires such referenda to be approved by specified percentage of voters for passage; revises requirements & procedures for discretionary sales surtax performance audits; requires OPPAGA, upon receiving certain notice, to procure certified public accountant for performance audit; requires supervisor of elections to verify petition signatures & retain signature forms in specified manner; provides that an initiative sponsor's failure to comply with specified requirements renders any referendum held void.

Effective Date: upon becoming a law
Last Action: 4/18/2019 Senate - Referred to Community Affairs; Finance and Tax; Appropriations
Bill Text: PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Community Affairs (CA)
  2. Finance and Tax (FT)
  3. Appropriations (AP)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/13/2019 House • Filed
2/20/2019 House • Referred to Local, Federal and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee; Ways and Means Committee; State Affairs Committee -HJ 22
3/1/2019 House • PCS on Committee agenda-- Local, Federal and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee, 03/05/19, 1:00 pm, 12 HOB
3/5/2019 House • Introduced -HJ 22
3/5/2019 House • CS by Local, Federal and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee; YEAS 9 NAYS 3 -HJ 363
3/7/2019 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.18(c)
3/7/2019 House • Now in Ways and Means Committee -HJ 349
3/7/2019 House • CS by Local, Federal and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 345
3/8/2019 House • On Committee agenda-- Ways and Means Committee, 03/12/19, 4:00 pm, Morris Hall
3/12/2019 House • Favorable by Ways and Means Committee; YEAS 12 NAYS 5 -HJ 402
• Now in State Affairs Committee -HJ 402
3/26/2019 House • On Committee agenda-- State Affairs Committee, 03/28/19, 10:30 am, Morris Hall
3/28/2019 House • CS/CS by- State Affairs Committee; YEAS 14 NAYS 7 -HJ 545
3/29/2019 House • Pending review of CS -under Rule 7.18(c)
4/1/2019 House • CS/CS by State Affairs Committee read 1st time -HJ 548
4/1/2019 House • Placed on Calendar -HJ 554
4/4/2019 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/10/19
4/10/2019 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 621
• Placed on 3rd reading
4/11/2019 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 659
• CS passed; YEAS 69 NAYS 44 -HJ 659
4/18/2019 Senate • In Messages
4/18/2019 Senate • Referred to Community Affairs; Finance and Tax; Appropriations