February 21, 2018
has been filed to the bill that would preempt local governments from prohibiting the sale of any tangible good that is subject to a sales tax. Any prior ordinance would be void.
For example, with this amendment, cities could not:
- Regulate the sale of septic tanks in certain areas
- Enact zoning regulations that prohibit retail establishments in residential zones
- Prohibit the sale of adult materials broadly or in certain areas
- Determine exclusivity requirements in utility franchise agreements
If adopted, the amendment would become part of a larger tax cut package which would make it extremely difficult to kill. For that reason, it is important that you contact members of the House Appropriations Committee before Thursday’s committee meeting and ask them to vote
on this amendment.
You are receiving this Alert because you have a Representative on the House Appropriations Committee.
Please contact members of the House Appropriations Committee and urge them to Oppose the Amendment to HB 7087!
Thank you for your advocacy!