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Georgia HB 385

5 Mar

Take a moment to write your Georgia State Congressmen to let them know your opinion of HB 385, a bill that revises the revenue structure of Georgia under the recommendations of the 2010 Special Council on Tax Reform and Fairness for Georgians.

Proposed Georgia legislation would require a sales tax on Popcorn sold by Cub – Boy Scouts and on Cookies sold by Girl Scouts. This significant financial impact would take money directly from each boy’s efforts to go to camp and pay for their Scouting activities.

This issue is being considered RIGHT NOW, so please contact your State House Representative and State Senator TODAY and express your concern in a Scout-like manner about our Scouts being taxed. Please reference House Bill 385.

House Bill 385 is a part of the 2010 Special Council on Tax Reform eliminating various nonprofit sales and use tax exemptions,including sales of food by members of councils of the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.

The consequences of this legislation:

  • A portion of the funds earned by our Scouts for their camping experience would need to be diverted to pay a sales tax.
  • Hundreds of children especially in hard to serve areas will not be able to participate in Scouting due to reduction of services that will result from the need to fund sales taxes.
  • Camps are likely to be stressed with less ability to fund the costs to be maintained.

Please voice your opinion on this issue. Contact your State Representative and State Senators TODAY in a Scout-like manner regarding House Bill 385. See below for a link to find your elected officials. Thank you for your support of Scouting.

EXERPT from HB 385 lines 1902 to 1905:

view the entire bill here: http://1.usa.gov/ij4gJ4

To find your State Representative or Senator go here: http://bit.ly/gTIvK0

Okay… now back to camping. Thanks.

Parts of this blog taken from information on the Georgia State legislature web pages and http://www.atlantabsa.org. These comments should in no way reflect a particular political platform or position except to help you make an informed decision.