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 SB1075 / HB971 - Apr 18, 2018


As amended, changes the current distribution of the local portion (2.25%) of the sales tax levied and collected on online sales by vendors participating in the State’s voluntary online sales tax collections program.  Based on the most recent information available from the Tennessee Department of Revenue, the local portion of voluntary online collections amounted to about $380 million.   After accounting for all the deductions, including 50% for schools and the county trustees’ commission, cities received about $130 million of the $380 million collected.   The amendment will alter the distribution of these voluntary online sales collections to provide counties 75% of the total local share, while cities would receive just 25%.   TML projects that this change will result in the redirection of about $100 million in online sales tax collections from cities to counties.   As this is a permanent change to the distribution, the loss continues into the future.   

Entry SB2656 / HB1782 - Apr 16, 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 16, 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 SB2518 / HB1540 - Apr 9, 2018

Entry SB2520 / HB1574 - Apr 18, 2018


As amended, prohibits public entities from selling or disposing of memorials on public property. Requires public entities to file a petition before any transaction involving a nonprofit or private entity. Allows interested parties to offer public comments regarding the petition prior to the commission's decision. Establishes guidelines for the filing of complaints with the commission.

Entry SB1879 / HB1920 - Apr 9, 2018


As amended, restores the present law requirement for a public hearing a notice of the hearing by newspaper publication and specifies that the adoption of subdivision regulations or an amendment to existing subdivision regulations proposed by a regional planning commission must not be given effect unless approved: (1) By the county legislative body of each county lying wholly or partly within the region and by the governing body of each municipality lying wholly or partly within the region;  (2) By only the legislative body of the county that is regulated by those subdivision regulations, if the subdivision regulations apply only to land outside of any municipality within the region; or  (3) By only the governing body of the municipality that is regulated by those subdivision regulations, if the subdivision regulations apply only to land within municipal boundaries.

The requirement for approval of subdivision regulations by one of the methods described in (1)-(3) will only apply to a regional planning commission if the legislative body of each county and municipality lying wholly or partly within the region adopts a resolution or ordinance requiring approval of the regional planning commission's subdivision regulations or amendments to existing subdivision regulations.

Entry SB1234 / HB487 - Apr 18, 2018

Entry SB1971 / HB1772 - Apr 18, 2018

Entry SB2680 / HB2125 - Apr 17, 2018


As amended, requires the annexation of any property with written consent of a two-thirds majority of the property owners to not require a referendum.


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