Entry SB2117 / HB2195 - Apr 16, 2018

Entry SB891 / HB913 - Apr 23, 2018


As amended, clarifies that if there is a  municipal utility board with management responsibility for the municipal utility system, the utility board may devote revenues derived from the gas system to funding chambers of commerce and economic and community organizations in accordance with an ordinance or resolution adopted by the governing body of the municipality.

Entry SB2214 / HB1929 - Apr 16, 2018


As amended, re-writes the bill to  require a municipality to display required notice regarding unlawful operation of alcohol and drug abuse prevention and or treatment services in city hall or other building that houses the municipality's seat of government.  Also requires a municipality that maintains a website to also place such notice predominantly on its website. Authorizes a municipality to adopt an ordinance to require sober living homes to display notice in a prominent place within the sober living home and further authorizes municipalities to adopt ordinances encouraging sober living homes to become chartered and comply with applicable requirements.

Entry SB1894 / HB1914 - Apr 23, 2018

Entry SB1086 / HB1020 - Apr 16, 2018


As amended in the Senate, this legislation extends grandfather status to only those short-term rental units that were expressly authorized to operate pursuant to a duly adopted ordinance and/or issued a lawful permit to operate. Ensures the bill does not create a new vested right for properties covered under the grandfathering provisions, by providing that the grandfather status terminates upon either:

  1. Ceases to operate as an STRP for 30 continuous months;
  2. Sale of property;
  3. Transfer of property; or
  4. 3 violations.

Provides for meaningful enforcement measures to address bad actors. Creates a "three stikes and you are out" rule. If operator receives a citation for violating any generally applicable local law as a result of the operation of a short-term rental unit, then that operator has the right to appeal such citation to chancery court. If the operator receives 3 such citations and the operator does not contest or they are upheld on appeal, then the operator loses the grandfather status for the affected short-term rental unit. Eliminates Section 607 of the bill, which preempts future regulation of short-term rental units by local government.


Entry SB2656 / HB1782 - Apr 23, 2018


As amended, prohibits a vehicle inspection and maintenance program from being employed in the state unless one is mandated under the Clean Air Act (CAA) or a local government that has an air pollution control program in place on the effective date of the proposed legislation authorizes the continuation of the program by action of the local legislative body. Effectiveness of the proposed legislation occurs 120 days after the date on which the EPA approves a revision of the state implementation plan consistent with the proposed legislation or if a contract for inspection service exists on such date, then on the date of expiration or termination of contract.

Entry SB2622 / HB2664 - Apr 23, 2018


As amended, rewrites the bill. to authorize industrial corporations to negotiate payments in lieu of tax agreements for less than the ad valorem taxes due for a retail business for up to 10 years if the corporation meets certain requirements. Requires the industrial corporation to hold a public hearing with at least a one day published notice of the hearing prior to approving proposed payment. House Local Government Committee.  The bill exempts Shelby County.

Entry SB381 / HB395 - Apr 18, 2018

Entry SB2117 / HB2195 - Apr 16, 2018

Entry SB891 / HB913 - Apr 16, 2018


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