ALLOWING TOWNS TO ADOPT A LOCAL ROOMS TAX: On Wednesday, February 12 at 10:30 a.m. the House Municipal & County Government Committee will continue its work on HB 1160, which would allow cities and towns to collect a daily charge of up to $2 per room containing occupied beds, or as a percentage of the price of the room, provided that the rate doesn’t exceed $2 per occupancy per 24-hour period. A similar bill passed the House last year and was tabled in the Senate. This bill is likely to pass the House again this year. NHLRA opposes this bill. We will have to reach out to the entire Senate again to stop this there.
ADDING THE SALE OF SKI TICKETS TO THE MEALS AND ROOMS TAX: The House Ways & Means Committee has voted 20-0 to recommend that HB 1652 be killed. The bill would add the sale of ski tickets under the meals and rooms tax. NHLRA opposes this bill. The full House is expected to vote on the bill on February 20.
ALLOWING DOGS ON RESTAURANT PATIOS: On Wednesday, February 12 at 1:00 p.m. the House Commerce Committee will hear HB 1483, which would allow dogs on open air restaurant patios. Access to the patio would have to be from the exterior of the restaurant.
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