Bill blocking new municipal occupational taxes dies in House

Legislation that would have prevented cities without an occupational tax from adopting such a tax died in the House.

In the final legislative week, not enough House members voted to consider SB305 by Sen. Jimmy Holley, R-Elba, before the state’s budgets. The Legislature adjourned its 2019 regular session without the House debating the Senate-passed bill.

The legislation would not have affected existing occupational taxes. It would have required that any future occupational taxes occur only if the Alabama Legislature adopted a local law.

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