Texas Tax Code

Sec. § 351.1078
Allocation of Revenue: Certain Municipalities


(a)

A municipality that spends municipal hotel occupancy tax revenue as authorized by Section 351.101 (Use of Tax Revenue)(i) or (o):

(1)

may not use municipal hotel occupancy tax revenue for the acquisition of land for the sporting related facility or sports field described by that subsection;

(2)

shall annually determine and prepare and publish on the municipality’s Internet website a report on the events held at the facility or field, the number of hotel room nights attributable to events held at the facility or field, and the amount of hotel revenue and municipal tax revenue attributable to the sports events and tournaments held at the facility or field for five years after the date the construction expenditures are completed; and

(3)

may only spend hotel occupancy tax revenue for operational expenses of the facility or field if the costs are directly related to a sporting event in which the majority of participants are tourists who substantially increase economic activity at hotels in or near the municipality.

(a-1)

The report described by Subsection (a)(2) shall be made accessible through a link that appears in a prominent place on the municipality’s Internet website.

(b)

The municipality shall reimburse to the municipality’s hotel occupancy tax revenue fund from the municipality’s general fund any expenditure in excess of the amount of area hotel revenue attributable to sporting events held at the sporting related facility or sports field described by Section 351.101 (Use of Tax Revenue)(i) or (o) for five years after the date the construction or expansion of the facility or field described by that subsection is completed.

(c)

At least annually, a municipality to which this section applies shall compare the area hotel revenue that is attributable to sporting events held at the sporting related facility or sports field described by Section 351.101 (Use of Tax Revenue)(i) to the projected annual amount of that revenue anticipated by the municipality to be generated as a result of the construction or expansion of the facility or field. If area hotel revenue attributable to sporting events held at the facility or field is less than the projected amount, the municipality shall, as soon as practicable, develop and implement a plan to increase that revenue.
Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 665 (H.B. 3629), Sec. 2, eff. June 17, 2015.
Amended by:
Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 617 (H.B. 4187), Sec. 1, eff. June 12, 2017.
Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 785 (H.B. 2445), Sec. 11, eff. June 15, 2017.
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