Studying the constitutional and statutory obligations and tax revenue capacity of local government entities (Appleton, Nealey, McBride)

Requires the department of commerce to conduct a study that analyzes local governments' revenue capacity in relation to its constitutional and statutory obligations. Makes an appropriation from the liquor revolving fund to the department of commerce for purposes of the study. Expires June 30, 2019.

The substitute bill: (1) reduces the scope of the study and requires the COM to study only the revenue capacity and obligations of counties (rather than also studying the revenue and obligations of cities and special purpose districts); (2) reduces the $250,000 appropriation to $100,000, which is to be appropriated from the fund to the COM for purposes of studying and preparing the report; (3) requires the COM to submit an interim report by December 31, 2018, and a final report by June 30, 2019, to the Governor and the Legislature; and (4) eliminates the June 2019 expiration date of the act.

Hearing Date: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 -- 10:00 am

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