2020 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Plum
Eliminate Communications Sales and Use Tax Trust Fund Transfer (language only)

Item 3-1.01 #1h

Item 3-1.01 #1h

Interfund Transfers


Page 280, strike lines 2 through 6.

Page 518, strike lines 11 through 15.

Page 518, line 16, strike "II." and insert "HH."


(This amendment eliminates the $2.0 million transfer from the Communications Sales and Use Tax Trust Fund to the general fund. Monies from the Communications Sales and Use Tax (CSUT) are distributed primarily to local governments in order to replace local revenues when the statewide CSUT was established and local authority to impose a variety of locally-imposed telecommunications taxes was eliminated. When local governments agreed to the restructuring of telecommunications taxes in 2006, there was an understanding that the revenues generated by the CSUT were held in trust for localities. Budget actions during the 2018 Special Session I, transferred $2.0 million each year of the biennium from the CSUT Trust Fund into the general fund. This amendment would provide $2.0 million each year in additional monies from the CSUT to localities.)