2022 Code of Alabama
Title 28 - Intoxicating Liquor, Malt Beverages and Wine.
Chapter 3 - Regulation and Control of Alcoholic Beverages in Wet Counties.
Article 5B - Excise Tax on Beer.
Section 28-3-197 - Supplemental Revenue Loss Phase-Out System.
Supplemental revenue loss phase-out system.
(a) When used in this section, the following words and phrases shall have the following meanings, respectively, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:
(1) SUPPLEMENT BEER TAX ESCROW FUND. A fund established with the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board as escrow agent funded by payments made by wholesale beer licensees collecting the tax imposed by this article, such payments being made from the discount provided by Section 28-3-190(b). From the fund, the board shall pay to each supplement eligible county the amount or amounts provided by this section for the purpose of phasing out the supplement net revenue loss, if any, which would be experienced by supplement eligible counties.
(2) SUPPLEMENT ELIGIBLE COUNTY. Any eligible county which would, as a result of the uniform tax levied on beer by this article, continue to experience a decrease in its net local tax revenue collected on beer beyond the end of the subsidy provided in Section 28-3-196. In order for any county to become eligible for the supplement, it must have been an eligible county under Section 28-3-196 and must timely file a claim for its supplement net revenue loss, which claim must be certified by the board as provided in subsection (e) of this section. Provided, however, that no county will be a supplement eligible county if any adjoining dry county or municipality shall have become wet between September 30, 1982 and October 1, 1985.
(3) SUPPLEMENT BASE YEAR. The year commencing October 1, 1985, and ending September 30, 1986.
(4) SUPPLEMENT BASE YEAR CASES. The number of cases of beer sold within an eligible county during the supplement base year upon which the uniform tax levied on beer by this article was paid in that county, which number shall be determined by the board.
(5) SUPPLEMENT BASE YEAR NET REVENUE. The actual revenue realized within a county from uniform local beer taxes collected on the sale of the supplement base year cases pursuant to this article. The amount of revenue derived from supplement base year cases multiplied by the rate of tax per case levied by this article, after deducting the discount of two and one-half percent prescribed in Section 28-3-190(b). (Supplement base year cases × rate of tax per case - two and one-half percent discount = supplement base year net revenue).
(6) SUPPLEMENT NET REVENUE LOSS. The excess of base year net revenue over supplement base year net revenue. (Base year net revenue - supplement base year net revenue = supplement net revenue loss).
(7) SUPPLEMENT, or SUPPLEMENTAL SUBSIDY. The sum of money paid from the supplement beer tax escrow fund by the board to each supplement eligible county in installments as hereinafter provided totaling 200 percent of its supplement net revenue loss.
(b) There is hereby established a supplement beer tax escrow fund into which shall be paid the total amount of 200 percent of the annual supplement net revenue loss as herein defined and calculated, which loss would be experienced by those supplement eligible counties. This supplement beer tax escrow fund shall be funded by payments from funds provided by the discount permitted by Section 28-3-190(b) made by wholesale beer licensees who collect the uniform tax levied by this article.
(c) All wholesale beer licensees collecting the tax imposed by this article shall pay into the supplement beer tax escrow fund. Such payments are to total a sum equal to 200 percent of the supplement net revenue loss of supplement eligible counties, as determined by the board, and are to be made from the two and one-half percent discount prescribed for wholesale licensees in Section 28-3-190(b), as follows: Wholesale beer licensees collecting the tax imposed by this article shall pay monthly to the board for deposit in and credit to the supplement beer tax escrow fund the sum of two and one-half cents per case for each case of beer received during the preceding month upon which beer tax is paid in this state. Such monthly payments shall commence on October 31, 1986, and shall be paid not later than the last day of each succeeding month and shall continue monthly until the total of the payments made into the fund shall be equal to or exceed the total supplements to be paid to all supplement eligible counties. The board shall cease collecting payments and shall so notify promptly each participating beer wholesaler when the total of the payments made to the board shall be equal to or exceed the total supplements to be paid. Upon the payment of supplements to all supplement eligible counties, any moneys remaining in the fund shall be paid into the General Fund of this state.
(d) Each supplement eligible county shall be paid 200 percent of its supplement net revenue loss (the excess of base year net revenue as defined in Section 28-3-196 over supplement base year revenue) by the board from the fund from the supplement beer escrow fund, as follows:
For the fiscal year commencing October 1, 1986, and ending September 30, 1987, the payment to each supplement eligible county shall be 100 percent of its supplement net revenue loss, or excess of base year net revenue over supplement base year revenue, and for the fiscal year October 1, 1987 through September 30, 1988, 100 percent of its supplement net revenue loss.
The board shall pay the supplement to each supplement eligible county on the 15th day of the months of March, June and September of the years, 1987 and 1988, an amount equal to one-third of the total annual supplement payment to be made during that fiscal year; provided, should the supplement beer tax escrow fund not contain sufficient money to make any given payment, any deficiency shall be made up in the next succeeding payment or payments.
(e) Any eligible county desiring to assert a claim of eligibility for the supplement under this section must file its claim with the board within 60 days after September 30, 1986. Upon the filing of such claim, the board shall, within 60 days after the filing of a claim, investigate and determine the eligibility of the claim of said eligible county for supplement and, if eligible for the supplement, the amount of its supplement. The decision of the board on supplement eligibility and the supplement amount shall be final and binding. No dry county shall be eligible to receive a supplement on or after the effective date of its becoming a dry county.
(Acts 1982, No. 82-344, p. 473, §8.)