SB 290

Session
Regular Session 2018
Title
Clay Co., tobacco tax, distrib. further provided for, Act 2017-65, 2017 Reg. Sess., am'd; Sec. 45-14-244.07 am'd.
Description

Relating to Clay County; to amend Section 2 of Act 2017-65 of the 2017 Regular Session, now appearing as Section 45-14-244.07 of the Code of Alabama 1975, to further provide for the distribution of the local tobacco tax.

Subjects
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Relating to Clay County; to amend Section 2 of Act 2017-65 of the 2017 Regular Session, now appearing as Section 45-14-244.07 of the Code of Alabama 1975, to further provide for the distribution of the local tobacco tax.

Section 1

Section 2 of Act 2017-65 of the 2017 Regular Session, now appearing as Section 45-14-244.07 of the Code of Alabama 1975, is amended to read as follows:

§45-14-244.07.

(a) The proceeds from the tobacco tax authorized in Clay County pursuant to Section 45-14-244, and as further provided for in Sections 45-14-244.01 to 45-14-244.03, inclusive, and Section 45-14-244.06, less two percent of the actual cost of collection, which shall be retained by the Department of Revenue, shall be distributed to the Clay County General Fund to be expended as follows:

(1) Thirty-two percent to the Alabama Forestry Commission to be utilized for fire protection in the county, as provided in subsection (b).

(2) Twenty percent to the Clay County Industrial Development Council.

(3) Eighteen Twenty percent to the Clay County Animal Shelter. The Clay County Animal Shelter shall annually report to the county commission regarding the expenditure of the funds in the preceding year.

(4) Fifteen Thirteen percent to the Clay County Commission to be deposited into a special fund in the county treasury and, subject to an application process developed by the county commission, disbursed to water districts in the county for the purpose of installing feeder lines. The county commission shall have the authority to develop guidelines, promulgate rules, and institute an application process to provide for the disbursement of the funds.

(5) Fifteen percent shall be retained in the Clay County General Fund to be utilized as are other county funds.

(b) The funds distributed to the Alabama Forestry Commission shall be payable on a quarterly or monthly basis and will be expended solely for purposes of fire protection, prevention, and fire safety education in order to encourage a strong volunteer firefighters' network in Clay County. The proceeds shall be distributed to volunteer fire departments in the county as determined by rules and regulations set up by the Alabama Forestry Commission and the Clay County Volunteer Firefighters 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 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 are denied."

Section 2

This act shall become effective on October 1, 2017.

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Action Date Chamber Action
March 21, 2018SAssigned Act No. 2018-432.
March 21, 2018HSignature Requested
March 21, 2018SEnrolled
March 20, 2018HConcurred in Second House Amendment
March 20, 2018SDial motion to Concur In and Adopt adopted Roll Call 915
March 20, 2018SConcurrence Requested
March 15, 2018HMotion to Read a Third Time and Pass adopted Roll Call 798
March 15, 2018HMotion to Adopt adopted Roll Call 797
March 15, 2018HHurst Amendment Offered
March 15, 2018HThird Reading Passed
February 22, 2018HRead for the second time and placed on the calendar
February 15, 2018HRead for the first time and referred to the House of Representatives committee on Local Legislation
February 15, 2018SMotion to Read a Third Time and Pass adopted Roll Call 406
February 15, 2018SThird Reading Passed
February 13, 2018SRead for the second time and placed on the calendar
February 8, 2018SRead for the first time and referred to the Senate committee on Local Legislation
2018-03-20
Chamber: Senate
Result: Passed
2018-03-15
Chamber: House
Result: Passed
2018-03-15
Chamber: House
Result: Passed
2018-02-15
Chamber: Senate
Result: Passed