Stop Taxing Charities Conducting Bingo in Potter County

Stop Taxing Charities Conducting Bingo in Potter County

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Richard Bunkley started this petition to County Judge Nancy Tanner and

Dear Potter County Commissioners,

Last legislative session the Texas Legislature passed House Bill 914 to discontinue a portion of a prize fee tax on charities conducting bingo.  They did this so charities could keep more of the money they generate via their charitable bingo operations.  House Bill 914 passed with overwhelming support state wide, and in the panhandle, in a vote of 137 yeas to 8 nays.

To effect this change and give this money back to the local charities who earn it, the County Commissioners Court must vote to discontinue this tax.

This tax totaled $172,453 last year in Potter County.  Not much money when you consider the overall budget for the county, but in means the world to these local charities who work very hard to earn it.

1.    Aaonms Khiva Temple

2.    Alamo Catholic High School Booster Club

3.    Alcoholic Recovery Center

4.    Amarillo Council on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse

5.    American Legion Unit 54 Aux Hanson

6.    Catholic Charities of The Texas Panhandle

7.    Family Care Foundation

8.    Funds For Friends

9.    Haven Health Clinics

10. Hilltop Senior Citizens Assoc

11. Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1361 Inc

12. Moss Lane Club Inc

13. Old Corral Club Inc

14. Tascosa High School Booster Club Inc

15. Tascosa Hs Band and Orchestra Parents Assn Inc

16. Texas Panhandle Mental Health Mental Retardation

Please hold this vote and give this tax back to the charities.

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