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SB 156: Sales and Use Taxes; equalized homestead option sales and use taxes; provide certain restrictions

Voted on Tuesday March 28, 2017

John Pezold's thoughts

I voted YEA on SB 156 which amends code relating to sales and use tax by allowing for an exemption of local sales and use tax on food purchased for off-premise consumption in counties which have a SPLOST and an Equalized Homestead Option Sales Tax (EHOST). The bill also expands the allowable uses for SPLOST funds in connection with an EHOST to include transportation purposes, public safety facilities and related capital equipment, for the repair of capital outlay project, and debt service purposes for which a municipality used proceeds from the Homestead Option Sales Tax.

The bill also changes code by allowing municipalities incorporated after May 4, 2015 to receive the municipality's per capita share of the proceeds of the SPLOST.

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John Pezold's Vote

Vote Totals

The table below breaks down the total number of votes, and marks the majority vote.

Voted Total % Majority Vote?
Yea 160 88.9% Majority Vote
Nay 6 3.3%
Did not vote 4 2.2%
Excused 10 5.6%