We pay particularly close attention to hotel occupancy tax bills that filed.  Here is the list of what we are tracking. Updated 2/27/2019.
Texas Hotel & Lodging Assn.
Bill Status Report
02-27-2019 – 15:31:22
Action in the date range   Link to Related Information   ( ) – Priority
Tax – Hotel Occupancy
 
HB 1195 King, Tracy(D) Relating to the use of municipal hotel occupancy tax revenue in certain municipalities.
Remarks: Allows Pearsall to use hotel tax revenue for the construction of a sports facility, similar to Pecos, Jourdanton, and several other cities.
Track Name(s): Tax – Hotel Occupancy
Bill History: 02-26-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Ways and Means

HB 1197 (2) Button, Angie Chen(R) Relating to the allocation of hotel occupancy tax revenue collected by certain municipalities.
Remarks: Garland hotel tax bill. Removes requirement for Garland to spend at least 50% of its hotel tax revenue on advertising and promotion.
Track Name(s): Medium Priority, Tax – Hotel Occupancy
Bill History: 02-26-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Ways and Means

HB 1633 (2) Kuempel, John(R) Relating to the authority of certain counties to impose a hotel occupancy tax.
Remarks: Allows Wilson County to impose up to a 7% county-wide hotel occupancy tax. Needs a change because it includes Floresville, TX.
Track Name(s): Medium Priority, Still needs a change, Report to members, Tax – Hotel Occupancy
Bill History: 02-12-19 H Filed

HB 1634 (3) Kuempel, John(R) Relating to the authority of certain counties to impose a hotel occupancy tax.
Remarks: Allows Guadalupe County to impose up to a 7% county-wide hotel occupancy tax. Needs a change because it includes Seguin, TX.
Track Name(s): Low Priority, Still needs a change, Report to members, Tax – Hotel Occupancy
Bill History: 02-12-19 H Filed

HB 2199 King, Tracy(D) Relating to the use of municipal hotel occupancy tax revenue in certain municipalities.
Remarks: Allows Cotulla to use hotel tax revenue for the construction of a sports facility, similar to Pecos, Jourdanton, and several other cities.
Track Name(s): Report to members, Tax – Hotel Occupancy
Bill History: 02-21-19 H Filed

HB 2272 Guillen, Ryan(D) Relating to the county hotel occupancy tax rate in certain counties.
Remarks: Allows Jim Hogg County to have up to a 7% county-wide hotel tax rate. No cities within County.
Track Name(s): Report to members, Tax – Hotel Occupancy
Bill History: 02-22-19 H Filed

SB 320 Flores, Pete(R) Relating to the use of municipal hotel occupancy tax revenue in certain municipalities.
Remarks: Allows Pearsall to use hotel tax revenue for the construction of a sports facility, similar to Pecos, Jourdanton, and several other cities.
Track Name(s): Report to members, Tax – Hotel Occupancy
Bill History: 02-07-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Natural Resources and Economic Develop
 
Total Tax – Hotel Occupancy Bills: 7
 
Total Bills: 7
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