Florida League of Cities

Tourist Development Taxes (Monitor) – Failed

HB 309 (Shoaf) and SB 640 (Simon) allow for a fiscally constrained county bordering either the Gulf of Mexico or the Atlantic Ocean to utilize up to 10 percent of the tourist development tax revenues received to reimburse for expenses incurred in providing public safety services needed to address impacts related to increased tourism and visitors to the area.  However, the revenues may not be used by a county or municipality to supplant the normal operating expenditures for public safety operations related to tourism or special events. (Chapman)