MRAA is considering support of H.R.
2795, the Marina Operator Tax Obligation Act introduced by Representative Doug
Collins (R-Georgia) on July 23, 2013.
The bill has one co-sponsor, Representative Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas), and
has been referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment. No action has yet been scheduled by the
bill would prohibit the Secretary of the Army from imposing a special fee under
a lease entered into with a concessionaire for the use of Army-controlled real
property at a water resources development project if 1.) the lease is for the
operation of a facility making restaurant, gasoline, or marine engine sales in
connection with a marina, and 2.) the fee exceed 1 percent of the facility’s
marinas were forced to close on Lake Lanier in Georgia due the Army Corps
imposed fee on their operations. Lake
Lanier is a popular recreation spot for boaters and anglers and is managed by
the Army Corps of Engineers. MRAA’s support of H.R. 2795 would help eliminate