BILLINGS — At a gathering scheduled for 9:30 a.m. contained in the Stillwater Constructing in Billings, the Yellowstone County Board of Commissioners will vote on whether or not to place two questions on the Nov. 2 poll that might resolve the destiny and tax charge of marijuana within the county.
The Commissioners are scheduled to take public remark earlier than voting on a complete of three proposed poll questions, in keeping with the meeting agenda. If commissioners approve the questions with a vote Tuesday, voters will see the questions on an election poll on Nov. 2.
One proposed poll measure a few 3 p.c native possibility gross sales tax can be cut up into two separate questions. The voters could possibly be requested whether or not they need a 3 p.c tax on leisure marijuana and a second query may ask whether or not to place a 3 p.c tax on medical marijuana.
Montana House Bill 701 outlines a 20 p.c state tax on leisure marijuana merchandise bought and a 4 p.c tax on a medical marijuana dispensary proprietor’s product sales. The invoice additionally gave Montana counties the choice to run an election to ask for the extra 3 p.c native possibility tax.
The opposite poll query earlier than Commissioners can be to ask voters whether or not to permit non-medical marijuana business companies into the county. Medical marijuana companies wouldn’t be affected if the Commissioners resolve to carry the vote
The Billings Metropolis Council can even make an analogous resolution at a gathering scheduled for subsequent week on Monday, Aug. 9. In accordance with the meeting agenda, the Council will vote on whether or not to ask Billings voters in the event that they need to enable leisure marijuana dispensaries into the town limits.
If the county strikes forward with its election, the town won’t must run it is poll query on Nov. 2, in keeping with the agenda.