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  67.619.  Tax on hotels, motels, sleeping rooms — rate — submitted to voters, when — procedure — ballot form — effective when — adoption to exempt from certain other taxes. — 1.  The commission, by a vote of three members appointed by the chief executive officer of the county and three members appointed by the chief executive officer of the city, may submit to the voters of such city and such county a tax not to exceed three and three-fourths percent on the amount of sales or charges for all sleeping rooms paid by the transient guests of hotels and motels situated within the city and county involved, and doing business within such city and county.  Upon the written request of the regional convention and visitors commission to the respective election officials of such city and county, such election officials shall submit a proposition to the voters of such city and county at the next general or primary election for the election of state officers.  Such election officials shall give legal notice as provided in chapter 115.

  2.  Such proposition shall be submitted to the voters in substantially the following form at such election:

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Shall a sales tax of ______ percent on the amount of sales or charges for all rooms paid by the transient guests of hotels and motels be levied in the regional cultural and performing arts district of the city of ______ and the county of ______ to provide funds for the promotion of regional convention and tourism and cultural and performing arts development?
☐ YES ☐ NO

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  3.  In the event that a majority of the voters voting on such proposition in such city and a separate majority of the voters voting on such proposition in such county at such election approve such proposition, then such sales tax shall be in full force and effect as of the first day of the calendar quarter following the calendar quarter in which the election was held.

  4.  The results of an election held under this section shall be certified by the election officials of the city and county, respectively, to the commission not more than thirty days after the day on which such election was held.  The cost of such election shall be borne by the city and county, respectively, as provided by law.

  5.  In the event a tax is lawfully imposed by a regional convention and visitor commission under sections 67.601 to 67.626:

  (1)  No gross receipts tax on hotels or motels shall be levied or collected by the city involved so long as the tax imposed under sections 67.601 to 67.626 remains in effect;

  (2)  No convention and tourism tax, the proceeds of which are to be paid into a convention and tourism fund pursuant to section 66.390, shall be levied or collected by the county involved so long as the tax imposed under sections 67.601 to 67.626 remains in effect.

  6.  If a tax is imposed by a regional convention and visitor commission under sections 67.601 to 67.626, the commission shall have the authority to collect a penalty of one percent and interest not to exceed two percent per month on unpaid taxes which shall be considered delinquent thirty days after the last day of each quarter.

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(L. 1984 S.B. 709 § 7, A.L. 1985 S.B. 411, A.L. 1988 S.B. 424)


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