HB 271

Sponsor
Session
Regular Session 2018
Title
Randolph Co., tobacco tax, collection and distrib. altered, Act 2003-213, 2003 Reg. Sess. am'd.
Description

Relating to Randolph County; to amend Section 6 of Act 2003-213 of the 2003 Regular Session (Acts 2003, p. 541), as last amended by Act 2017-312 of the 2017 Regular Session, providing an additional tax on tobacco and tobacco products in the county; and to further provide for the distribution of the tax.

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Relating to Randolph County; to amend Section 6 of Act 2003-213 of the 2003 Regular Session (Acts 2003, p. 541), as last amended by Act 2017-312 of the 2017 Regular Session, providing an additional tax on tobacco and tobacco products in the county; and to further provide for the distribution of the tax.

Section 1

Section 6 of Act 2003-213 of the 2003 Regular Session (Acts 2003, p. 541), as last amended by Act 2017-312 of the 2017 Regular Session, is amended to read as follows:

Section 6. (a) The proceeds from the tax authorized, less two percent of the actual amount of collection which shall be retained by the Department of Revenue, shall be distributed to the Randolph County General Fund to be expended distributed within 15 days of receipt as follows:

(1) Thirty-two percent of the proceeds shall be distributed in equal shares to the Alabama Forestry Commission recognized volunteer fire departments located in the county and to the Randolph County Rescue Squad, with each volunteer fire department receiving one share and the Randolph County Rescue Squad receiving one share, to be utilized used for fire protection and emergency medical services in the county, as provided in subsection (b).

(2) Twenty-four percent of the proceeds shall be distributed to the Randolph County Industrial Development Council.

(3) Twenty-four percent shall be retained in the Randolph County General Fund to be utilized as are other county funds.

(4) Ten percent of the proceeds shall be distributed to the Randolph County Equine and Agricultural Association to be used to pursue educational opportunities related to and to promote all types of agriculture in Randolph County and its surrounding area.

(5) Ten percent of the proceeds shall be distributed to the Randolph County Animal Shelter to be used for small animal control on a countywide basis.

(b)(1) The funds distributed to the Alabama Forestry Commission recognized volunteer fire departments shall be payable on a quarterly or monthly basis and will shall be expended within 15 days of receipt solely only for purposes of fire protection, prevention, and fire safety education in order to encourage a strong volunteer firefighters firefighter network in Randolph County. The proceeds shall be distributed to volunteer fire departments in the county meeting the minimum state standards as determined by rules and regulations set up by the Alabama Forestry Commission and recognized by the Randolph County Volunteer Fire Fighters Association on an equal basis, share and share alike. None of the proceeds shall be used for salaries nor to pay members for any performance of duties associated with the department. Any member fire department which fails to meet the minimum standards and criteria shall be denied its share of the funding. The association shall give noncomplying member fire departments proper notice of all deficiencies and a reasonable time period to correct the deficiencies before any funds shall be denied.

(2) The share of the funds distributed to the Randolph County Rescue Squad shall be payable on a monthly basis and shall be expended only for the delivery of emergency services.

(c) None of the funds distributed to the Randolph County Equine and Agricultural Association shall may be used for salaries, but the members of the board shall be entitled to reimbursement from funds of the association for their actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their actual duties. Any additional monies needed for salaries shall be generated from other sources."

Section 2

This act shall become effective immediately following its passage and approval by the Governor, or its otherwise becoming law.

No articles found.
Action Date Chamber Action
February 6, 2018HAssigned Act No. 2018-84.
February 6, 2018HDelivered to Governor at 4:02 p.m. on February 6, 2018.
February 6, 2018HClerk of the House Certification
February 6, 2018SSignature Requested
February 6, 2018HEnrolled
February 6, 2018HPassed Second House
February 6, 2018SMotion to Read a Third Time and Pass adopted Roll Call 288
February 6, 2018SThird Reading Passed
February 1, 2018SRead for the second time and placed on the calendar
January 30, 2018SRead for the first time and referred to the Senate committee on Local Legislation
January 30, 2018HMotion to Read a Third Time and Pass adopted Roll Call 118
January 30, 2018HThird Reading Passed
January 25, 2018HRead for the second time and placed on the calendar
January 23, 2018HRead for the first time and referred to the House of Representatives committee on Local Legislation
2018-02-06
Chamber: Senate
Result: Passed
2018-01-30
Chamber: House
Result: Failed