The Jefferson Parish Council is scheduled Wednesday to consider endorsing a state Senate bill that would change the way the Jefferson Convention and Visitors Bureau receives its parish tax funding.

The matter might seem routine, but it is causing controversy among parish officials.

The bureau last year got more than $1.2 million in hotel-motel occupancy tax revenue to market and promote the parish to potential visitors under a five-year cooperative endeavor agreement approved in June. Under the agreement, the tax money goes first to the Parish Council, which then forwards it to the bureau.

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