Bill No.                36-12                        

Concerning: Taxation – Hotel/Motel Tax – Use of Revenues                                       

Revised:    11-20-12          Draft No. 1  

Introduced:      November 27, 2012        

Enacted:         February 12, 2013          

Executive:       February, 25, 2013         

Effective:        July 1, 2013                   

Sunset Date:  None                             

Ch.   6      , Laws of Mont. Co.    2013    


County Council

For Montgomery County, Maryland


By: Councilmember Floreen, Council Vice-President Rice, Councilmember Berliner and Council President Navarro


AN ACT to:

(1)        increase the funding from the hotel/motel tax that is designated annually for the Conference and Visitors Bureau; and

(2)        generally amend the provisions governing the use of revenue from the hotel/motel tax.


By amending

            Montgomery County Code

            Chapter 52, Taxation

            Section 52-16



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The County Council for Montgomery County, Maryland approves the following Act:

          Sec. 1.  Section 52-16 is amended as follows

52-16.         Room rental and transient tax.

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(j)      At least [3.5] 7% of the revenue from the tax levied under this Section must be used for the Conference and Visitors Bureau, Inc., as designated by the Council in a budget resolution to promote travel to the County.  The County Executive must report to the Council on the use of these funds by March 15 each year.

          Sec. 2.  Effective date.  This Act takes effect on July 1, 2013.