HB 118

Session
Regular Session 2018
Title
Taxation, Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, exempt from state, county, and municipal sales and use taxes, under certain conditions, Sec. 40-23-5 am'd.
Description

To amend Section 40-23-5 of the Code of Alabama 1975, to exempt the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo from payment of state, county, and municipal sales and use taxes under certain conditions.

Subjects
Taxation
View Original PDF: HB 118 - Engrossed - PDF

To amend Section 40-23-5 of the Code of Alabama 1975, to exempt the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo from payment of state, county, and municipal sales and use taxes under certain conditions.

Section 1

Section 40-23-5 of the Code of Alabama 1975, is amended to read as follows:

§40-23-5.

(a) The Diabetes Trust Fund, Inc., and any of its branches or agencies, heretofore or hereafter organized and existing in good faith in the State of Alabama for purposes other than for pecuniary gain and not for individual profit, are hereby exempted from paying any state, county, or municipal sales or use taxes.

(b) The Chilton County Rescue Squad is hereby exempted from paying any sales or use taxes.

(c) The state headquarters only of the American Legion, the American Veterans of World War II, Korea, and Vietnam, also known as AMVETS, the Disabled American Veterans, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, also known as VFW, Alabama Goodwill Industries, and the Alabama Sight Conservation Association are hereby exempted from paying any state, county or municipal sales or use taxes.

(d) The Grand Chapter of all Orders of the Eastern Star and the South Alabama State Fair Association Southeastern Livestock Exposition of the State of Alabama and any of its agencies, heretofore or hereafter organized and existing in good faith in the State of Alabama for purposes other than for pecuniary gain and not for individual profit, are hereby exempted from paying any state, county, or municipal sales and use taxes.

(e) The Alabama Goodwill Industries, Inc., of Birmingham is hereby exempted from paying any state, municipal, or county sales and use taxes.

(f) The Alabama Federation of Women's Clubs is hereby exempted from paying any state, county, or municipal sales or use taxes.

(g) The National Conference of State Legislatures and the Council of State Governments are hereby exempted from paying any state, county, or municipal sales or use taxes.

(h) All blind vendors associated with the Business Enterprise Program of the Department of Rehabilitation Services are hereby exempted from paying any state, county, or municipal sales or use taxes.

(i) All vendors who are blind as defined by Section 1-1-3, and who are certified by the Department of Rehabilitation Services, are hereby exempted from paying any state, county, or municipal sales or use taxes.

(j) The Elks Club, B.P.O.E., No. 1887, a corporation, is hereby exempted from paying any state, county, or municipal sales or use taxes. Provided, however, that the exemption provided by this subsection shall not extend to any bar or dining room operation conducted by said Elks Club.

(k) The King's Ranch, Inc., is hereby exempted from paying any state, county, or municipal sales or use taxes.

(l) The Eye Foundation, Inc., and any of its branches or agencies, heretofore, or hereafter organized and existing in good faith in the State of Alabama for purposes other than for pecuniary gain and not for individual profit, are hereby exempted from paying any state, county, or municipal sales or use taxes.

(m) Any county public hospital association or any Alabama nonprofit membership corporation if one or more of its members is a county public hospital association, and any of its, or their, branches, agencies, lessees, or successors organized pursuant to Section 10-3A-1 et seq., and which operates or maintains hospitals for purposes other than for pecuniary gain and not for individual profit, is hereby exempted from paying any state, county, or municipal sales and use tax of any nature whatsoever. Any of the taxes which were or may be assessed or collected subsequent to December 31, 1993, against any Alabama nonprofit membership corporation or any lessee of any county public hospital association organized as herein stated, pursuant to a lease in writing, will be remitted to the entity which paid them; and no action or proceeding against the association or nonprofit corporation may be instituted after the date by the State of Alabama or any county or municipality thereof or any agent or person acting on behalf thereof for the collection or enforcement of any sales or use tax of any nature whatsoever.

(n) There is hereby exempted from all state, county, and municipal sales taxes the sale of food pursuant to the food distribution program conducted by Christian Service Mission, Inc., an Alabama not-for-profit corporation, in cooperation with World Share, Inc., to enable needy persons to purchase food at substantially discounted prices and in consideration of the performance of charitable or community work by such persons.

(o) Rescue service organizations operating within the State of Alabama which are exempt from federal income taxes under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, §501(c)(3) and which are members of the Alabama Rescue Services Association, Incorporated, are hereby exempted from any state, county, and municipal sales and use taxes.

(p) Alabama Goodwill Industries, Inc., Goodwill Industries of Mobile Area, Inc., and Goodwill Industries of Central Alabama, Inc., are exempted from paying any state, county, and municipal sales or use taxes.

(q) The gross receipts from the sale of admissions to a sporting event conducted by the Senior Professional Golfers Association are exempted from any state, county, and municipal sales taxes.

(r) Volunteer, non-profit rescue units operating within the state which do not meet the criteria in subsection (o) but are licensed by the State Board of Health are exempt from any state, county, and municipal sales and use taxes.

(s)(1) The Birmingham Zoo, Inc., is exempt from paying any state, county, and municipal sales and use taxes associated with any and all capital expenditures but shall continue to collect and remit all other taxes to the appropriate taxing authorities.

(2) The exemption provided pursuant to subsection(s) of Section 40-23-5 subdivision (1) of this subsection shall no longer be available four years after the effective date of this bill until September 1, 2019.

(3) The Birmingham Zoo, Inc., shall report annually to the Department of Revenue on the sales for which the exemption is granted. The Department of Revenue shall prescribe the format of such annual report.

(t)(1) The Zoo Foundation, Inc., operating as the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, is exempt from paying any state, county, and municipal sales and use taxes associated with any and all capital expenditures, but shall continue to collect and remit all other taxes to the appropriate taxing authorities.

(2) The exemption provided pursuant to subdivision (1) of this subsection shall be available for four years after the effective date of the act adding this subsection.

(3) The Zoo Foundation, Inc., shall report annually to the Department of Revenue on the sales for which the exemption is granted. The Department of Revenue shall prescribe the format of the annual report."

Section 2

This act shall become effective on the first day of the third month following its passage and approval by the Governor, or its otherwise becoming law.

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Action Date Chamber Action
March 28, 2018HForwarded to Governor on March 28, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. on March 28, 2018.
March 28, 2018HAssigned Act No. 2018-568.
March 28, 2018HClerk of the House Certification
March 28, 2018HEnrolled
March 28, 2018SSignature Requested
March 28, 2018SConcurred in Second House Amendment
March 28, 2018HMcMillan motion to Concur In and Adopt adopted Roll Call 1080
March 28, 2018HConcurrence Requested
March 22, 2018SMotion to Read a Third Time and Pass adopted Roll Call 1042
March 22, 2018SMelson motion to Adopt adopted Roll Call 1041
March 22, 2018SMelson Amendment Offered
March 22, 2018SThird Reading Passed
March 21, 2018SRead for the second time and placed on the calendar
March 20, 2018SRead for the first time and referred to the Senate committee on Finance and Taxation General Fund
March 15, 2018HEngrossed
March 15, 2018HMotion to Read a Third Time and Pass adopted Roll Call 841
March 15, 2018HMotion to Adopt adopted Roll Call 840
March 15, 2018HMotion to Adopt adopted Roll Call 839
March 15, 2018HW&ME 2nd Amendment Offered
March 15, 2018HW&ME 1st Amendment Offered
March 15, 2018HThird Reading Passed
March 8, 2018HRead for the second time and placed on the calendar 2 amendments
January 9, 2018HRead for the first time and referred to the House of Representatives committee on Ways and Means Education
2018-03-28
Chamber: House
Result: Passed
2018-03-22
Chamber: Senate
Result: Passed
2018-03-22
Chamber: Senate
Result: Passed
2018-03-15
Chamber: House
Result: Passed
2018-03-15
Chamber: House
Result: Passed
2018-03-15
Chamber: House
Result: Passed