Legislation Assigned to the House Fin Committee (11)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 10/17/2017

H 0059 MonitorRevenue Laws Technical Changes William Brawley
6/21/2017 Ch. SL 2017-39 Fin Fin
Taxation & Finance

Proposes technical changes to the state’s tax and revenue laws. (version 1)

H 0158 MonitorSpecial Assessments/Critical Infrastructure Jason Saine
6/21/2017 Ch. SL 2017-40 Fin Fin
Economic Development Planning & Land Use Taxation & Finance Utilities

Adds language to the current special assessments statutes to increase flexibility for cities and counties when structuring financing deals for development using this authority. (version 1)

H 0333 MonitorLocal Option Sales Tax Flexibility Susan Martin
6/5/2017 Senate - Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate Fin RulesOS
Taxation & Finance

Creates new authority for counties to raise up to a ½-cent county-only sales tax, by referendum, for education purposes. Places corresponding limits on counties’ overall tax-levying authority. (version 1)

H 0565 MonitorCharlotte Firefighters' Retirement Changes James Clampitt
6/16/2017 House - Re-ref Com On Finance Fin -
General Government Public Safety

Adds two slots to the state 911 Board, both of whom are individuals who are currently managing a PSAP. (version 1)

H 0900 CriticalSafe Infrastructure %26amp; Low Property Tax Act Stephen Ross
6/14/2017 House - Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House Fin -
Economic Development NCLM Goal Parks & Recreation Transportation Utilities
To achieve the top legislative goal selected by the League membership, this bill would allow all municipalities to choose one of three revenue-raising options, any of which would be subject to voter referendum. All proceeds from any option approved by voters would be used to construct and improve public infrastructure and facilities or for economic development or for both. The three options authorized by the bill, from which a municipality could choose, include a municipal-only quarter-cent sales tax, a prepared meals tax, or an occupancy tax (subject to a cap). The bill also authorizes two studies of other topics regarding limitations on municipal revenues. The first, conducted by the NC Department of Revenue in conjunction with municipal and county officials, would study property tax exemptions, exclusions, and deferrals. The second, an interim legislative study, would examine property tax benefits currently provided to nonprofit entities, including the amount of charity care provided by those nonprofits, the costs borne by local governments in providing services to those nonprofits, and the impact on overall local property tax revenues of the loss of tax base when nonprofits purchase and use previously taxed parcels. The legislative study on nonprofits may make recommendations for legislation. (version 1)
H 0905 MonitorReenact Conservation Tax Credit Jonathan Jordan
4/26/2017 House - Ref To Com On Finance Fin -
Environment Parks & Recreation Utilities
Reinstates a previously-repealed tax credit for property owners that donate real property for certain purposes, including floodplain protection and improving public access to public land, water, trails, or beaches.

(version 1)

S 0075 MonitorConst. Amd. - Max. Income Tax Rate of 5.5% Wyatt Tucker
3/16/2017 House - Ref to the Com on Finance, if favorable, Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House Fin Fin
Budget Taxation & Finance

Proposes a constitutional amendment limiting the state income tax rate to 5.5 percent, to be placed on the November 6, 2018 ballot. (version 1)

S 0081 HighSales Tax Economic Nexus For Remote Sales Wyatt Tucker
6/15/2017 House - Ref To Com On Finance Fin Fin
Taxation & Finance

 NCLM Goal

Expands the state sales tax levy to remote (online) sellers if the retailer sold more than $100,000/year or had more than 200 separate transactions.

If passed into law, this bill would partially achieve an NCLM goal that seeks collection of the state sales tax on online purchases of goods sold by vendors without a physical presence in the state. (version 1)

S 0220 MonitorMotor Fuel Tax Exemption for Joint Agency Norman Sanderson
6/26/2017 House - Ref To Com On Finance Fin Trans
Budgeting & Fiscal Control Transportation
Enlarges the list of entities eligible for refunds of gas taxes to include certain regional solid waste management authorities and certain public safety agencies created by interlocal agreement. (version 1)
S 0628 MonitorVarious Changes to the Revenue Laws Jerry Tillman
8/11/2017 Ch. SL 2017-204 Fin Fin
Taxation & Finance

Omnibus bill that clarifies state tax laws related to corporate income taxation, sales and use taxation, and property taxation. (version 1)

S 0660 HighEconomic Development Incentives Modifications Harry Brown
6/13/2017 House - Re-ref to the Com on Finance, if favorable, Commerce and Job Development Fin RulesOS
Economic Development Housing & Community Development NCLM Goal Utilities
Reforms the current economic tier system, transforming it into an index against which counties are compared and eliminating adjustment factors and exceptions in current law, such as one that automatically designates small-population counties as the most distressed in the state. Makes numerous changes to the various state economic development incentive programs. Places limitations on where monies in the JDIG economic development grant fund may be spent, allowing no more than 50 percent of the funds to be spent in the state’s most-prosperous counties; reducing the amounts of these awards when calculating them for jobs located in those counties; and directing half of the award amounts granted to businesses in those counties to the Utility Account, among other restrictions. Reduces the state match for local government grants offered as part of the One North Carolina Fund when the local government is located in one of the state’s most prosperous counties. Expands the purposes for which the Industrial Development Fund Utility Account may be used, allowing funds to be spent on retaining jobs or expanding an existing job base in a community. Directs the NC Department of Commerce to create individualized plans for improving the economic performance of each county that underperforms against the economic distress index. While this bill generally addresses the League advocacy goal of revising the current economic tier system, if passed into law, it would not reform it to measure the causes or distress or take into account sub-county data, all components of the League goal. (version 1)
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