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Relating to the use of municipal hotel occupancy tax revenue in
No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
Texas Action opposes hotel occupancy taxes which are antithetical to the principles of limited government and free markets. However, this legislation does not create a new hotel occupancy tax or expand an existing one. The bill would merely allow the city of Alpine in Brewster County to have more flexibility in how it uses its existing HOT. For these reasons we remain neutral on HB 4228.
Presumably some of these funds from Alpine's HOT would be used to help fund Big Bend National Park in the event of another partial federal government shutdown, provided HB 4152 passes.