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File #: Ord 19-53    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 8/28/2019
Title: Amending Chapter 25 of the Legislative Code pertaining to the supplemental tax on hotels and motels by increasing the imposed tax rate from three to four percent.
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen
Attachments: 1. Chapter_25, 2. Minnesota Session Laws 1% Lodging tax increase
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
8/29/20191 Mayor's Office Signed  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/28/20191 City Council AdoptedPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
8/21/20191 City Council Public Hearing Closed; Laid Over to Fourth Reading/Final AdoptionPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
8/14/20191 City Council Laid Over to Third Reading/Public Hearing  Action details Meeting details Video Video
8/7/20191 City Council Laid Over to Second Reading  Action details Meeting details Video Video
Title
Amending Chapter 25 of the Legislative Code pertaining to the supplemental tax on hotels and motels by increasing the imposed tax rate from three to four percent.
Body
WHEREAS, pursuant to Minnesota Laws 1986, chapter 462, section 31, the Minnesota Legislature authorized the City of Saint Paul to impose, by ordinance, a supplemental tax at a rate not greater than two percent, on the gross receipts from the furnishing for consideration of lodging at a hotel, rooming house, tourist court, motel, or resort (hereinafter the “Tax”); and
WHEREAS, the Minnesota Legislature amended the Tax via Minnesota Laws 1991, chapter 291, article 8, section 24 (increasing the authorized percentage from a rate not greater than two percent to a rate not greater than three percent) and Minnesota Laws 2011, chapter 112, article 4, section 6 (adding the phrase “and related services” to the allowable receipts); and
WHEREAS, the City of Saint Paul imposed the Tax by Ordinance number 17737, amended Ordinance number 17367, and amended Ordinance number 17850; and
WHEREAS, the imposed Tax is codified in Chapter 25 of the Saint Paul Legislative Code; and
WHEREAS, in Minnesota Session Laws 2019, 1st Special Session, chapter 6, article 6, section 6, the Minnesota Legislature again amended the Tax by increasing the authorized percentage from a rate not greater than three percent to a rate not greater than four percent; and
WHEREAS; the governing body of the City of Saint Paul and the Saint Paul City Clerk complied with Minnesota Statutes, Section 645.021, subdivisions 2 and 3, to make the above-referenced 2019 Minnesota Session Laws effective; and
NOW, THEREFORE, based upon the Special Minnesota Laws articulated herein, which are incorporated by reference as the Council’s rational and intent for enacting the following ordinance amendments;
THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SAINT PAUL DOES ORDAIN
SECTION 1
That Section 25.01 of the Saint Paul Legislative code be amended to read as follows...

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