DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
St. Joseph County innkeeper's tax distribution. Deletes a requirement that the St. Joseph County innkeeper's tax must be deposited quarterly in the convention and exhibition center fund. Requires the county treasurer of St. Joseph County to distribute the innkeeper's tax that has not been pledged before July 1, 2012, for the payment of bonds or leases as follows: (1) The tax paid for the renting or furnishing of rooms, lodgings, or accommodations within a municipality shall be paid to that municipality for deposit in the municipality's general fund. (2) The tax paid for the renting or furnishing of rooms, lodgings, or accommodations in the part of the county that is not within a municipality shall be deposited in the county general fund. Provides that, upon appropriation by the municipal or county fiscal body, these tax revenues may be used for any lawful purpose. Updates population parameters to reflect the population count determined under the 2010 decennial census.