Entry SB1955 / HB1602 - Apr 9, 2018

Status: 

As amended, limits the application of the bill to public buildings where sales events are allowed.

Entry SB2473 / HB1804 - Apr 9, 2018

Entry SB1086 / HB1020 - Apr 9, 2018

Status: 

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 9, 2018

Status: 

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 SB1687 / HB1532 - Apr 11, 2018

Entry SJR494 - Apr 11, 2018

Entry SB2670 / HB1903 - Apr 11, 2018

Entry SB2656 / HB1782 - Apr 9, 2018

Status: 

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 9, 2018

Status: 

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 SB1894 / HB1914 - Apr 11, 2018

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