This week HF3018 (tax structure task force bill) was heard in House Government Operations (Thank you Chair O’Driscoll for hearing the bill) and passed out to House State Government Finance (Thank you Chair S. Anderson for hearing the bill). It was laid over for possible inclusion in an Omnibus Finance bill. Thanks again to chief author Bliss for all of his work on the bill. No further action on this bill is required in the House.
This week HF3384 was heard in House Taxes (Thank you Chair Davids for hearing the bill). Jon Grell and I testified in support of the bill. The bill was laid over for possible inclusion in an Omnibus Tax bill. Thanks again to chief author Knoblach for all of his work on the bill. No further action on this bill is required in the House.
Last week I failed to mention that Jim Probst of the South Robert St. Business Association testified in support of HF3511 (Electronic wheel bill). The bill was offered as an amendment to HF3018, but was pulled by the author (Rep. Smith) after the testimony. Many thanks to Jim for his testimony. An electronic version of the manual wheel/table is needed. It is an evolution of a game, not a revolution or a direct expansion of gambling in the state. It would provide us with another tool that would be taxed at 8.5%, not combined receipts.
On the ACM website you will find an excel spreadsheet that includes all of our 80,818 Lawful Purpose Expenditures in calendar year 2017 by license number. Great reading. I try to get through every one of them each year. I am always in awe of the work that you each do. Take the time to look at yours and pass them along to your state legislators. It helps them to see what you are doing with the money that you do get to the bottom line.
The legislature is in recess for the next ten days, returning on Monday, April 9.