Texas Tax Code

Sec. § 351.1077
Allocation of Revenue for the Arts for Certain Municipalities


(a)

This section applies only to a municipality that:

(1)

has a population of more than 190,000;

(2)

is located in a county in which another municipality that has a population of more than one million is predominately located; and

(3)

issued bonds before January 1, 2007, for the construction of a municipal arts center payable from and secured by revenue from the tax imposed under this chapter.

(b)

Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, a municipality to which this section applies may use an amount that is less than or equal to 15 percent of the hotel occupancy tax revenue collected by the municipality for the purposes provided by Section 351.101 (Use of Tax Revenue)(a)(4).

(c)

Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, a municipality to which this section applies may use an amount that is less than or equal to an additional $1.6 million in hotel occupancy tax revenue collected by the municipality for the purposes provided by Section 351.101 (Use of Tax Revenue)(a)(4). The $1.6 million is in addition to the 15 percent amount allowed by Subsection (b).

(d)

A municipality to which this section applies may not reduce the amount of revenue that an arts center that receives funds under Subsection (b) spends for a purpose described by Section 351.101 (Use of Tax Revenue)(a)(3) to an amount that is less than the amount of revenue spent by the arts center for those purposes during the fiscal year of the arts center preceding the effective date of this section. If the municipality reduces the funding of the arts center under Subsection (b), the art center’s required funding amount for purposes described by Section 351.101 (Use of Tax Revenue)(a)(3) is also reduced by a proportional amount.

(e)

An arts center that receives funds under Subsection (b) shall include a website address that contains a link to area hotels and lodging options in the municipality on all materials produced for the purposes of Section 351.101 (Use of Tax Revenue)(a)(3).

(f)

A municipality that spends more than 15 percent of the hotel occupancy tax revenue collected by the municipality in a fiscal year for a purpose described by Section 351.101 (Use of Tax Revenue)(a)(4) may not in that fiscal year reduce the percentage of hotel occupancy tax revenue that the municipality spends for a purpose described by Section 351.101 (Use of Tax Revenue)(a)(3) to a percentage that is less than the percentage of hotel occupancy tax revenue spent by the municipality for that purpose during the municipality’s 2011-2012 fiscal year.

(g)

This section expires September 1, 2026.
Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 14 (S.B. 462), Sec. 1, eff. April 25, 2007.
Amended by:
Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1097 (H.B. 3643), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2013.
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