Entry SB2292 / HB2338 - Apr 11, 2018

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As amended, requires the Comptroller of the Treasury to offer online continuing education courses for purposes of compliance with subsection. Also requires the Comptroller to provide an electronic affidavit of completion.

Entry SB1701 / HB1526 - Apr 11, 2018

Entry SB2518 / HB1540 - Apr 11, 2018

Entry SB2504 / HB2279 - Apr 11, 2018

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As amended, establishes the "Competitive Wireless Broadband Investment, Deployment and Safety Act of 2018,” which sets for the requirements for small cell deployment in the state. The bill has been improved by amendment to streamline the process and includes provisions to allow cities to enforce generally applicable local laws, aesthetic plans, and to require work permits with fees.

Entry SB1496 / HB1727 - Apr 10, 2018

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As amended,  establishes new values at which a local government can sell land previously acquired through condemnation to the original property owner and authorizes former property owners to request a statement of intent for public use regarding property taken through condemnation. The new value is the price paid to the former property owner by the local government, plus the cost of any documented expenditures that improved the value of the property and an amount equal to the average amount of interest that would have accrued on the amount paid to the former property owner if held in U.S. treasury bonds.

Entry SB891 / HB913 - Apr 18, 2018

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A proposed amendment would cap all local Hotel-Motel taxes at 10% and mandate that all new revenue from future increases must be spent on the promotion of tourism and tourism development.  The amendment narrowly defines "tourism" as the business or industry of providing information, accommodations, transportation, entertainment, and other services to tourists.  "Tourism development" means the planning and conducting of programs of information and publicity designed to attract to a municipality tourists, visitors, and other interested persons from outside the area and to encourage and coordinate the efforts of other public and private organizations or groups of citizens to publicize the facilities and attractions of the area. It also includes the acquisition, construction, financing and retirement of debt in any tourism development zone, and remodeling of facilities used in the attraction and promotion of tourist, entertainment, sporting events, and convention and event centers. 

 

Entry SB2200 / HB2185 - Apr 18, 2018

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As amended in the Senate, establishes, for any municipality authorized by private act or under general law of this state to levy by ordinance a tax on the privilege of occupancy in a hotel, when the existing rate of such tax on the effective date of this act is less than the maximum amount that the municipality may levy under such private act or general law, that any increase in such tax by ordinance on and after the effective date of this act is expended on the promotion of tourism or tourism development. The House is expected to adopt the Senate amendment.

Entry SB2332 / HB2315 - Apr 18, 2018

Entry SB2578 / HB2552 - Apr 10, 2018

Entry SB1086 / HB1020 - Apr 16, 2018

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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.

 

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