RESOLUTION NO. RS2001-544
A resolution requesting the Davidson County Delegation to the Tennessee General Assembly to adopt legislation that would enable the Metropolitan Government to impose a one and one-half cent gas tax on gasoline in the area of the Metropolitan Government.
WHEREAS, there is a need to make available additional sources of revenue for the Metropolitan Government and other local entities; and
WHEREAS, the Metropolitan Government is presently limited to taxing only property, the local option sales tax, and local business tax; and
WHEREAS, the state and federal governments both tax the sale of gasoline and it would be fitting and proper that the Metropolitan Government be permitted to tax gasoline so that more local revenues are available to provide for the health and safety of the residents of the Metropolitan Government.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
SECTION 1. That the Metropolitan County Council hereby goes on record as requesting the Davidson County Delegation to the Tennessee General Assembly to adopt legislation that would enable the Metropolitan Government to impose a one and one-half cent gasoline tax on gasoline sold in the area of the Metropolitan Government. This tax revenue would be divided and appropriated, with one cent going to the Metropolitan Board of Public Education; one-fourth cent going to the Metro Fire Department; and one-fourth cent going to the Metro Police Department.
SECTION 2. That the Metropolitan Clerk is directed to send a certified copy of this Resolution to each member of the Davidson County Delegation to the Tennessee General Assembly.
SECTION 3. That this Resolution shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.
Sponsored by: Ludye Wallace
|Referred to:||Budget & Finance Committee|
|Introduced:||March 20 , 2001|
|Adopted:||March 20, 2001|
|Returned Unsigned by Mayor:||March 22, 2001|