Senate Bill 0440
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DIGEST OF SB440 (Updated January 31, 2011 3:39 pm - DI 84)
Public safety LOIT distributions. Provides that a fire department, volunteer fire department, or emergency medical services provider that provides fire protection or emergency medical services within the county and is operated by or serves a political subdivision that is not entitled to receive a distribution of the public safety LOIT tax revenue may apply to the county council (in a CAGIT county) or the county income tax council (in a COIT county) for a distribution of the tax revenue. Specifies that an application from a fire department, volunteer fire department, or emergency services provider for a distribution of public safety LOIT revenue must be submitted before July 1 of a year for a distribution to be made in the following calendar year. Provides that the county council or county income tax council may adopt a resolution requiring that one or more of the applicants shall receive a specified amount of the public safety LOIT tax revenue. Provides that a resolution providing for a distribution of public safety LOIT revenue applies only to distributions in the following calendar year. Provides that the total amount of public safety LOIT revenue that may be distributed to all fire departments, volunteer fire departments, or emergency services providers in a calendar year may not exceed 10% of the total amount of public safety LOIT revenue distributed to all entities in that calendar year. Requires that any public safety LOIT tax revenue distributed in this manner shall be distributed before the remainder of the tax revenue is distributed to the county and to the municipalities in the county. Specifies that a municipality is entitled to receive a distribution of public safety LOIT revenue only if the municipality is carrying out or providing at least one of the public safety purposes listed in the LOIT statute.
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