APPENDIX A – CHARTER ORDINANCESAPPENDIX A – CHARTER ORDINANCES\CHARTER ORDINANCE NO. 14

A CHARTER ORDINANCE EXEMPTING THE CITY OF DE SOTO, KANSAS FROM THE PROVISIONS OF SUB-PARAGRAPH (a) OF K.S.A. 12-1697, WHICH RELATES TO THE LEVI OF A TRANSIENT GUEST TAX, AND TO THE PURPOSES FOR WHICH SUCH TRANSIENT GUEST TAX MONIES MAY BE SPENT; AND EXEMPTING THE CITY FROM THE PROVISIONS OF 12-16,101 RELATED TO ESTABLISHMENT OF A CONVENTION AND TOURISM COMMITTEE; AND PROVIDING SUBSTITUTE AND ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS ON THE SAME SUBJECTS.

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF DE SOTO, KANSAS:

SECTION 1. The City of De Soto, Kansas, by the power vested in it by Article 12, Section 5 of the Constitution of the State of Kansas, hereby elects to exempt itself from and make inapplicable to it the provisions of subparagraph (a) of K.S.A. 12-1697 relating to the levy of a transient guest tax, to the maximum rate thereof, and to the purposes for which such transient guest tax monies may be spent. Such referenced sub-paragraph (a) of K.S.A. 12-1367 is applicable to this City but not uniformly applicable to all cities.

SECTION 2. The City of De Soto, Kansas, under the power vested in it by Article 12, Section 5 of the Constitution of the State of Kansas, hereby exempts itself from the provisions of K.S.A. 12-16, 101 which applies to the City and provides provisions for the establishment of a Convention and Tourism Committee.

SECTION 3. [Amended by C.O. Nos. 17 and 20] In order to provide revenues to promote tourism and conventions, the Governing Body of the City of De Soto, Kansas, hereby authorizes a transient guest tax of four (4%) upon the gross receipts derived from or paid by transient guests for sleeping accommodations, exclusive of charges for incidental services or facilities, in any hotel, motel or tourist court. The transient guest tax revenues may be used, upon annual review and approval of the Governing Body, to fund economic development activities and promotion of tourism and conventions.

(05-06-1999; Amended by C.O. Nos. 17 and 20)