Capitol Roundup

Budget becomes law; Disaster Relief bill & Farm Act adopted

The General Assembly returned to Raleigh Thursday for a one-day special session. Among the measures adopted was a conference report for SB 628, Various Changes to the Revenue Laws. The bill contains numerous tax law revisions that are intended to provide additional clarity for taxpayers. Notably for agricultural producers, SB 628 would exempt farmers who sponsor agritourism and educational events on their farms from collecting and remitting sales tax as part of an admission fee. The bill passed the House and Senate unanimously. It now goes to the Governor for his consideration.

The Legislature is scheduled to return to Raleigh on August 18th for a special session to redraw legislative districts that a federal district court found unconstitutional, among other things.

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