- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 8, 2015

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The town of Duson could start reaping the benefits of overnight guests through a proposed hotel-motel tax.

The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/1Pj8egn ) legislation prefiled by state Rep. Jack Montoucet would authorize the town to ask voters to approve a hotel tax rate up to 4 percent. The tax proceeds would help support economic development, tourism and infrastructure needs.

Currently, the town’s lodging options include a Super 8 and the Frog City RV Park, both easily accessible from Interstate 10. Mayor Johnny Thibodeaux says the tax would only apply to motels and hotels, not RV parks.

If the legislation is approved, Thibodeaux said, the town could bring a tax proposition to voters in the fall and start collecting the tax by Jan. 1.

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Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com

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