House Passes Moul Legislation to Boost Tourism Revenue in Adams County
HARRISBURG – By a 140-54 vote today, the House passed legislation sponsored by Rep. Dan Moul (R-Adams/Franklin) that will permit Adams County to raise the ceiling on its hotel room tax to generate more revenue for tourism promotion in the county.

House Bill 1588 amends a section of the County Code to give the Adams County Commissioners the authority to increase the maximum hotel room tax from 3 percent to 5 percent. The measure could generate as much as $800,000 in additional revenue for tourism promotion, marketing and administration. The legislation also permits the county to deduct a small fee from the tax revenue collected to defray the cost of collection and administration of the tax, and to conduct at least one annual audit of the hotel operators.

“The greater Gettysburg and Adams County area is a significant tourism destination. The battlefield and other attractions draw millions of visitors to our area every year, which stimulates job growth and our local economy,” said Moul. “This legislation gives the county commissioners some flexibility in determining how it will meet its funding needs for tourism promotion. I am hopeful that this legislation, which is now on its way to the Senate for consideration, will be passed in the Senate and signed into law by Gov. Corbett before the summer tourist season begins.”

State Representative Dan Moul
91st District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Contact: Donna Pinkham
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