Hotel Motel Tax (31)
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Date of Last Recorded Action: 5/10/2019

HB 0172 InactiveDahlonega, City of; levy an excise tax Kevin Tanner
5/1/2017 Effective Date Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations -
Econ. Dev. & Transportation Hotel Motel Tax Local Legislation Revenue & Finance Tourism
HB 0364 NeutralHotel-Motel Tax - Repeal $5 tax Matt Gurtler
2/16/2017 House Second Readers Transportation --
Hotel Motel Tax Larry Ramsey Revenue & Finance
 This bill repeals the $5.00 per night state hotel motel fee.
HB 0460 InactiveSwainsboro, City of; levy an excise tax Butch Parrish
5/3/2017 Effective Date Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations -
Econ. Dev. & Transportation Hotel Motel Tax Local Legislation Revenue & Finance Tourism
HB 0502 NeutralBremen, City of; levy an excise tax Kevin Cooke
3/3/2017 Senate Read and Referred Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations -
Econ. Dev. & Transportation Hotel Motel Tax Local Legislation Revenue & Finance Tourism
HB 0526 SupportHotel/Motel Tax - Applicable to House Rentals Ron Stephens
3/3/2017 House Second Readers Ways & Means --
Hotel Motel Tax Larry Ramsey Revenue & Finance
This bill makes a significant alteration to the definition of 'innkeeper' for purposes of collecting the hotel motel tax. It now specifically includes the owner of a private residence where that residence is not the one the owner uses for voter registration or qualifying for elective office. This legislation appears to be aimed at individual rental of vacation/second homes.
HB 0537 InactiveVilla Rica, City of; levy an excise tax J Collins
5/3/2017 Effective Date Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations -
Hotel Motel Tax Local Legislation Revenue & Finance
HB 0555 InactiveCarrollton, City of; levy an excise tax Kevin Cooke
5/3/2017 Effective Date Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations -
Hotel Motel Tax Local Legislation Revenue & Finance
HB 0564 InactiveDunwoody, City of; levy an excise tax Tom Taylor
5/3/2017 Effective Date Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations -
Hotel Motel Tax Local Legislation Revenue & Finance
HB 0575 NeutralBrookhaven, City of; levy an excise tax Mary Oliver
7/1/2017 Effective Date Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations -
Hotel Motel Tax Local Legislation Revenue & Finance
HB 0596 InactiveTucker, City of; levy an excise tax Michele Henson
5/4/2017 Effective Date Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations -
Hotel Motel Tax Local Legislation Revenue & Finance
HB 0598 InactiveTrenton, City of; levy an excise tax John Deffenbaugh
5/4/2017 Effective Date Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations -
Econ. Dev. & Transportation Hotel Motel Tax Local Legislation Revenue & Finance Tourism
HB 0621 InactiveChamblee, City of; levy an excise tax Tom Taylor
5/4/2017 Effective Date Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations -
Econ. Dev. & Transportation Hotel Motel Tax Local Legislation Revenue & Finance Tourism
HB 0658 NeutralHotel/Motel Tax- Eliminate Sunset of Tax in Certain Counties and Cities Earl Ehrhart
7/1/2018 Effective Date Ways and Means Finance -
Hotel Motel Tax Larry Ramsey Local Legislation Revenue & Finance
This bill seeks to eliminate the current termination date of December 31, 2028, of an 8% hotel motel tax levy under O.C.G.A. 48-13-51(a)(5.1), for counties that have a coliseum and exhibit hall authority.
HB 0753 NeutralHotel/Motel Fee - Exemption for Non-Profit Conference and Retreat Centers Don Hogan
1/30/2018 House Second Readers Transportation --
Hotel Motel Tax Larry Ramsey Revenue & Finance
This bill provides an additional exemption from the $5.00 per night state hotel fee. The new exemption applies to nonprofit conference and retreat centers. 
HB 0921 NeutralCave Spring, City of; levy an excise tax Eddie Lumsden
5/3/2018 Effective Date Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations -
Economic Development Hotel Motel Tax Local Legislation Tourism
HB 0962 SupportHotel-Motel Tax - Amendment for Certain Jurisdictions Robert Gasaway
2/22/2018 House Second Readers Ways and Means --
Hotel Motel Tax Larry Ramsey Revenue & Finance
This bill provides for hotel motel tax expenditure limitations for certain counties that currently levy at the rate of 3% under OCGA 48-18-51(a)(3) and that seek to levy the tax at the rate of 8%. It only applies if the county contains not less than 5 and not more than 10 miles of a primary U.S. interstate highway.
HB 0980 NeutralDade County; levy an excise tax John Deffenbaugh
5/8/2018 Effective Date Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations -
Economic Development Hotel Motel Tax Local Legislation Tourism
HB 1012 SupportTax Refund Claims - No Class Actions Don Hogan
3/1/2018 House Second Readers Ways and Means --
Franchise Fees Hotel Motel Tax Impact Fees Larry Ramsey Property Tax
Revenue & Finance Sales Tax-Local
This bill prohibits class action refund claims for local taxes or fees.
HB 1025 NeutralJesup, City of; levy an excise tax William Werkheiser
5/8/2018 Effective Date Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations -
Hotel Motel Tax Local Legislation
HB 1026 NeutralRinggold, City of; levy an excise tax Dewayne Hill
5/8/2018 Effective Date Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations -
Hotel Motel Tax Local Legislation
HB 1038 NeutralGwinnett County; levy an excise tax Scott Hilton
5/8/2018 Effective Date Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations -
Economic Development Hotel Motel Tax Local Legislation Tourism
HB 1046 NeutralFitzgerald, City of; levy an excise tax Clay Pirkle
5/8/2018 Effective Date Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations -
Economic Development Hotel Motel Tax Local Legislation Tourism
HB 1057 NeutralPelham, City of; levy an excise tax Jay Powell
5/8/2018 Effective Date Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations -
Economic Development Hotel Motel Tax Local Legislation Tourism
HB 1076 NeutralMacon-Bibb County; levy an excise tax; authorize Miriam Paris
3/29/2018 House Second Readers Intragovernmental Coordination --
Economic Development Hotel Motel Tax Local Legislation Tourism
HR 1398 SupportShort-Term Rentals - Study Committee Matt Dollar
3/23/2018 House Passed/Adopted Regulated Industries --
2018/03/09 Report Econ. Dev. & Transportation General County Government Hotel Motel Tax Land Use/Zoning
Larry Ramsey Revenue & Finance Tourism
This bill would create a House Study Committee to consider the effects and proper regulation of short-term rentals, such as provided via services like AirBnB.
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