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Councilmember Harold Brazil
Councilmember Sandy Allen
Councilmember Sharon Ambrose
Councilmember r Kathy Patterson
Councilmember Kevin Chavous
Chairman Linda W. Cropp
Councilmember Adrian Fenty
Councilmember David Catania
Councilmember Jack Evans
Councilmember Vincent Orange
A BILL IN THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIACouncilmember Carol Schwartz introduced the following bill, which was referred to the Committee on Finance and Revenue.
To amend Title 47 of the District of Columbia Code to provide for a sales tax holiday beginning at 12:01 a.m. on August 2, 2002 and ending at midnight on August 11, 2002, for clothing and school supplies costing less than $100; and to provide that these provisions will only go into effect upon a certification by the Chief Financial Officer that collected revenue exceeds the projected revenue for 2002.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this act may be cited as the "Sales Tax Holiday Amendment Act of 2001 ".
Sec. 2. Section 47-2005 of the District of Columbia Code is amended as follows:
(a) Paragraph (28) is amended by striking the word "and" at the end of the paragraph.
(b) Paragraph (29) is amended by striking the period at the end of the paragraph and inserting the phrase "; and" in its place.
(c) A new paragraph (30) is added to read as follows:
"(30)(A) Subject to the other provisions of this paragraph, sales of any school supply or article of clothing for less than $100, when the purchase is made between 12:01 a.m. on Friday, August 2, 2002, and midnight on Sunday, August 11, 2002.
Sec. 3. Fiscal impact statement.The Council adopts the fiscal impact statement in the committee report as the fiscal impact statement required by section 602(c)(3) of the District of Columbia Home Rule approved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Code § 1-233(c)(3)).
Sec. 4. Applicability.
Section 2 shall apply as of the date that the Chief Financial Officer certifies that the collected revenues for the Fiscal Year 2002 will exceed the projected revenues for Fiscal Year 2002 by an amount which is at least equal to the projected revenue loss from the operation of this section. This section shall not be effective unless the Chief Financial Officer makes such certification.
Sec. 5. Effective date.
This act shall take effect following approval by the Mayor (or in the event of veto by the Mayor, action by the Council to override the veto), approval by the Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance Authority as provided in section 203(a) of the District of Columbia Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance Act of 1995, approved April 17, 1995 (109 Stat. 116; D.C. Official Code §47-392.03(a)), a 30-day period of Congressional review as provided in section 602(c)(1) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Official Code §1-206.02(c)(1)), and publication in the District of Columbia Register.
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