A local option sales tax proposal has cleared a House committee in Frankfort.
House Bill 1 will now go to the full House for consideration.
If approved, the measure would go to voters on the ballot as a constitutional amendment.
It would allow cities and counties to charge up to a penny of local option sales and use tax for specific projects.
The bill mandates that the money must be tied to a specific project and must be approved by local voters. The tax would be eliminated when the project is paid off.
Thirty-seven states allow local governments to use a local option sales tax for local projects, according to one of the bill’s co-sponsors.
Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer supports the bill.