Occupational tax compromise revised

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - There's a new version of an occupational tax bill for Jefferson County.

FOX6 News obtained a copy of the proposed tax bill, which includes three changes from the version voted on by state lawmakers from Jefferson County on Tuesday:

1) Tax rate lowered from 0.5 percent to 0.45 percent.
2) Everyone taxed on their net income, including professionals
3) Tax, if signed into law, would be retroactive back to the date when a judge struck down the previous occupational tax so the county could use the tax money collected since that date that is now sitting in an escrow account.

Rep. John Rogers told FOX6 News he was told the new tax bill is constitutional.  He said he was also told Gov. Bob Riley will call a special session to begin on Monday at 10 a.m.