APPENDIX A – CHARTER ORDINANCESAPPENDIX A – CHARTER ORDINANCES\CHARTER ORDINANCE NO. 994

AN ORDINANCE EXEMPTING THE CITY OF LOUISBURG, KANSAS, FROM ALL THE PROVISIONS OF K.S.A. 12-1697(a) RELATING TO THE LEVY OF TRANSIENT GUEST TAX; FROM THE PROVISIONS OF K.S.A. 12-1698(e) RELATING TO THE CITY TRANSIENT GUEST TAX FUND; FROM ALL THE PROVISIONS OF K.S.A. 12-16,101 RELATING TO A COMMITTEE TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PROGRAMS AND EXPENDITURES; AND PROVIDING SUBSTITUTE AND ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS ON THE SAME SUBJECT.

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF LOUISBURG, KANSAS:

SECTION ONE: The City of Louisburg, Kansas, a city of the third class, by the power vested in it by Article 12, Section 5 of the Constitution of the State of Kansas, hereby elects to exempt, and does exempt itself from and makes inapplicable to it, the provisions of K.S.A. 12-1697(a), which read as follows:

(a)   In order to provide revenues to promote tourism and conventions, the governing body of any county or the governing body or any city is hereby authorized to levy a transient guest tax at not to exceed the rate of 2% upon the gross receipts derived from or paid directly or through an accommodations broker by transient guests for sleeping accommodations, exclusive of charges for incidental services or facilities, in any hotel, motel or tourist court. The percentage of such tax shall be determined by the board of county commissioners or the city governing body and shall be specified in the resolution or ordinance authorizing the same.

SECTION TWO: The City of Louisburg, Kansas, by the power invested in it by Article 12, Section 5 of the Constitution of the State of Kansas, hereby enacts the following substitute and additional provisions for those provisions exempted from in SECTION ONE above:

(a)   In order to provide revenues to promote tourism and conventions, the Governing Body is hereby authorized to levy a transient guest tax at not to exceed the rate of five percent (5%) upon the gross receipts derived from or paid by transient guests for sleeping accommodations, exclusive of charges for incidental services or facilities, in any hotel, motel or tourist court.

SECTION THREE: The City of Louisburg, Kansas, by the power invested in it by Article 12, Section 5 of the Constitution of the State of Kansas, hereby elects to exempt itself from, and makes inapplicable to it the provisions of K.S.A. 12-16,101, which read as follows:

       The governing body of any city or county which levies a transient guest tax pursuant to this act shall establish a convention and tourism committee to make recommendations concerning the programs and expenditures for promotion of conventions and tourism. Such board of county commissioners or city governing body shall appoint ten (10) members to such committee, majority of which shall be representatives of businesses coming within the terms of this act. In appointing such members, the board of county commissioners or city governing body shall attempt to create a representative balance of large and small businesses and businesses from the various geographic areas of such county. The board of county commissioners or city governing body shall provide, by such resolution, for the appointments and term of service not to exceed four (4) years for such members. The board of county commissioners or city governing body adopting such tax shall have the authority to contract for convention and tourism programs to be implemented.

SECTION FOUR: The City of Louisburg, Kansas, by the power invested in it by Article 12, Section 5 of the Constitution of the State of Kansas, hereby enacts the following substitute and additional provisions for those provisions exempted from in SECTION THREE above:

       The Governing Body which levies a transient guest tax pursuant to this act shall establish a Convention and Tourism Committee to make recommendations concerning the programs and expenditures for promotion of conventions and tourism. The Mayor shall nominate and the Governing Body shall confirm the appointment of five (5) members to such committee, the majority of which shall be representatives of businesses coming within the terms of this act. In appointing such members, the Governing Body shall attempt to create a representative balance of large and small businesses and businesses from the City. The terms of the five original members shall be as follows: two (2) members, one (1) year terms; three (3) members, two (2) year terms; and thereafter the terms for each member shall be two (2) years with no term limit on members ability to continue to serve on the Committee if re-nominated and reappointed as provided for herein. Only the Governing Body adopting such tax shall have the authority to contract and pay for convention and tourism programs to be implemented. The Committee shall establish Bylaws to govern the Committee which Bylaws shall be approved by the Governing Body of the City of Louisburg, Kansas, and shall state that the Committee’s primary goal shall be Convention and Tourism Promotion as defined by K.S.A. 12-1692(e).

(07-18-2011)