Kintigh convention center bill dies

February 23, 2011 • Local News

A bill that local officials say would put the city of Roswell and its convention center on a level playing field with other municipalities in the state, failed to make its way out of a House committee on Tuesday.

City officials say they are disappointed that Rep. Dennis Kintigh’s, RRoswell, bill failed to make it out of the House Health and Government Af fairs Committee following a 2-5 vote. The legislation would allow the city to expand the Roswell Convention and Civic Center through an additional lodging tax of up to $2.50 per hotel night stay, an ability already bestowed on certain New Mexico municipalities.

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