Allow the Creation of a Local Option Sales Tax by Referendum

Last updated: Jun 3, 2015

Details about this bill
Category: Taxation
Status: Defeated
Sponsor: Senator Linda Valentino, Senate 5 - Penobscot County
Session: 127
Bill #: LD 594



UPDATE: This bill is officially defeated.

UPDATE 5/31/15: This Senate voted the bill down.

UPDATE 4/28/15: The Committee voted the bill ONTP.


This bill allows a municipality to impose a local option sales tax, which may be seasonal, of no more than 1% by local referendum. Certain items, such as motor vehicles and major household appliances, are excluded from the local option sales tax.