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Introduced Senate Bill (S)

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Tippecanoe County food and beverage tax. Authorizes Tippecanoe County to adopt an ordinance to impose a food and beverage tax. Provides that the county food and beverage tax may not exceed 2%. Specifies that food and beverage tax revenue must be used by the Wabash River Enhancement Corporation for carrying out the lawful purposes of the corporation. Specifies that tax revenue may be used for the following purposes of the corporation: (1) Enhancing the quality of life in the Wabash River corridor in Tippecanoe County by developing and implementing a corridor plan, including facilitating the implementation of elements of the Tippecanoe County food and beverage tax. Authorizes Tippecanoe County to adopt an ordinance to impose a food and beverage tax. Provides that the county food and beverage tax may not exceed 2%. Specifies that food and beverage tax revenue must be used by the Wabash River Enhancement Corporation for carrying out the lawful purposes of the corporation. Specifies that tax revenue may be used for the following purposes of the corporation: (1) Enhancing the quality of life in the Wabash River corridor in Tippecanoe County by developing and implementing a corridor plan, including facilitating the implementation of elements of the plan by third parties. (2) Educating citizens with respect to the appropriate development and conservation of the Wabash River corridor. (3) Improving the health, safety, and welfare of the residents of the Wabash River corridor through initiatives to improve water quality, to restore the corridor's ecosystem, and to secure and improve land for trails, parks, recreational opportunities, and other appropriate development of the riverfront. ... View more