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H.487

SHORT FORM

Introduced by Representative Zuckerman of Burlington

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject:  Taxation; rooms tax; rural heritage surtax

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to create a rural heritage fund rooms surcharge of one percent and use the revenue to create a rural heritage fund. The fund would be administered by the secretary of agriculture, food and markets to provide grants for technical assistance, including nutrient management plans, grants for capital improvements to accomplish business plans drafted through participation in the Vermont farm viability enhancement program, grants for capital improvements such as manure storage facilities, animal health programs, or funding for the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program.  For the first three years of the fund, a portion would go to the department of fish and wildlife.

AN ACT RELATING TO RURAL HERITAGE ROOMS TAX SURCHARGE

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

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Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont


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