Legislative Update Week of 2-4-19

2019-02-08T16:10:04+00:00February 8th, 2019|

Update/Memo

Legislators seemed too occupied to enjoy this week’s nicer weather, instead filing a flurry of last-minute bills and resolutions to meet the House and Senate submission deadlines, which were Feb. 6 and 7. All in all, 1,656 bills were filed, and the Assembly has already begun the task of sifting through the massive amount of legislation. Our team will go through all bills filed and provide a final bill track report next Friday, Feb. 15. As always, please let us know if there are any bills of concern or particular interest.

Weekly Bill Tracker:  (View/Download/Print PDF)

Calendar Report

Week of February 11, 2019

Tue 2/12/19 10:30am – Senate Hearing Rm I, Senate State & Local Government Committee Consent Calendar

MEMBERS: CHAIR S. Dickerson (R); VICE CHAIR R. Briggs (R); 2ND VICE CHAIR T. Gardenhire (R); E. Jackson (R); B. Kelsey (R); S. Reeves (R); D. White (R); K. Yager (R); J. Yarbro (D)

4. SB73 White D. TAXES PROPERTY: Appraisal ratio studies – references to public service commission to be removed. Deletes reference to the public service commission and replaces it with a reference to the office of state assessed properties in section regarding ratio of appraisals. Senate Status: 02/07/19 – Set for Senate State & Local Government Committee Consent Calendar 02/12/19. House Status: 02/07/19 – Set for House Local Committee 02/13/19.
HB101 – M. White – 02/07/19 – Set for House Local Committee 02/13/19.
6. SB241 Jackson E. TAXES PROPERTY: Removes certain state provisions regarding property tax. Eliminates certify valuation to local officials, authority to place liens, and issue distress warrants for state property tax. Senate Status: 02/07/19 – Set for Senate State & Local Government Committee Consent Calendar 02/12/19. House Status: 02/06/19 – Referred to House Property & Planning Subcommittee.
HB403 – M. Hall – 02/06/19 – Referred to House Property & Planning Subcommittee.

 

Tue 2/12/19 10:30am – Senate Hearing Rm I, Senate State & Local Government Committee Regular Calendar

HEADER: The committee will hear a presentation about Voter Participation and Security by Tre Hargett, Secretary of State.  MEMBERS: CHAIR S. Dickerson (R); VICE CHAIR R. Briggs (R); 2ND VICE CHAIR T. Gardenhire (R); E. Jackson (R); B. Kelsey (R); S. Reeves (R); D. White (R); K. Yager (R); J. Yarbro (D)

4. SB278 Kurita R. TAXES PROPERTY: Filing of year’s property maps with register of deeds. Changes date when assessors must file that year’s property maps with the register of deeds from October 1 to April 15. Senate Status: 02/07/19 – Set for Senate State & Local Government Committee Regular Calendar 02/12/19. House Status: 01/30/19 – Referred to House Property & Planning Subcommittee.
HB100 – T. Leatherwood – 01/30/19 – Referred to House Property & Planning Subcommittee.

 

Tue 2/12/19 12:00pm – House Hearing Rm II, House Agriculture & Natural Resources Subcommittee

MEMBERS: CHAIR J. Reedy (R); J. Chism (D); J. Clemmons (D); C. Halford (R); A. Holt (R); B. Hulsey (R); C. Todd (R)

1. HB165 Hazlewood P. ENVIRONMENT & NATURE: Persons unable to connect to the public sewer system due to moratorium. Requires the commissioner of environment and conservation to issue a permit for the installation of a subsurface sewage disposal system to any person unable to connect to the public sewer system from a moratorium. Requires the permit holder to discontinue service to the subsurface sewage disposal system and connect to the public sewer system within 90 days of the moratorium being lifted. Senate Status: 02/07/19 – Set for Senate Energy, Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee 02/13/19. House Status: 02/07/19 – Set for House Agriculture & Natural Resources Subcommittee 02/12/19.
SB178 – T. Gardenhire – 02/07/19 – Set for Senate Energy, Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee 02/13/19.

 

Tue 2/12/19 3:00pm – Senate Hearing Rm I, Senate Judiciary Committee

MEMBERS: CHAIR M. Bell (R); VICE CHAIR J. Lundberg (R); 2ND VICE CHAIR D. White (R); J. Bowling (R); T. Gardenhire (R); S. Kyle (D); K. Roberts (R); K. Robinson (D); J. Stevens (R)

2. SB83 Kurita R. CRIMINAL LAW: Burglary – entering a construction site with the intent to commit a felony. Adds committing or intending to commit a felony, theft, or assault in a construction that is not open to the public into the definition of burglary. Senate Status: 02/07/19 – Set for Senate Judiciary Committee 02/12/19. House Status: 01/30/19 – Referred to House Criminal Justice Subcommittee.
HB125 – J. Hodges – 01/30/19 – Referred to House Criminal Justice Subcommittee.

 

Tue 2/12/19 4:30pm – House Hearing Rm V, House Cities & Counties Subcommittee

MEMBERS: CHAIR J. Moon (R); K. Calfee (R); J. Crawford  (R); L. Lamar (D); R. Travis (R); D. Wright (R)

1. HB108 Jernigan D. LABOR LAW: Harassment of government employee. Permits an attorney for a county, municipal, or metropolitan government to seek an injunction against a person who commits harassment against an employee of the county, municipal, or metropolitan government. Specifies that the injunction may be sought in any court of competent jurisdiction having the power to grant injunctions. Senate Status: 02/06/19 – Referred to Senate State & Local Government Committee. House Status: 02/07/19 – Set for House Cities & Counties Subcommittee 02/12/19.
SB379 – J. Yarbro – 02/06/19 – Referred to Senate State & Local Government Committee.

 

Wed 2/13/19 12:30pm – House Hearing Rm IV, House Public Service & Employee Subcommittee

MEMBERS: CHAIR B. Ramsey (R); R. Bricken (R); D. Hawk (R); G. Hicks (R); K. Keisling (R); H. Love Jr. (D); J. Shaw (D)

1. HB282 Daniel M. PROFESSIONS & LICENSURE: Legislation concerning licensure, certification, or registration requirements. Requires any legislation that creates or modifies licensure, certification, or registration requirements for occupational and professional groups to be referred for review to the government operations committee or an appropriate standing committee by the speaker of each house. Senate Status: 02/06/19 – Referred to Senate Government Operations Committee. House Status: 02/07/19 – Set for House Public Service & Employee Subcommittee 02/13/19.
SB392 – K. Roberts – 02/06/19 – Referred to Senate Government Operations Committee.

 

Wed 2/13/19 12:30pm – Senate Hearing Rm I, Senate Energy, Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee

HEADER: The committee will hear a presentation about Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in Tennessee by the TN Wildlife Resource Agency consisting of Chris Richardson, Assistant Director, Joe Benedict, Chief of Wildlife, Chuck Yoest, CWD Coordinator and Dr. Dan Grove, Wildlife Veterinarian.  MEMBERS: CHAIR S. Southerland (R); VICE CHAIR F. Niceley (R); 2ND VICE CHAIR M. Pody (R); R. Kurita (I); D. White (R); K. Robinson (D); J. Johnson (R); D. Gresham (R); R. Akbari (D); S. Reeves (R)

1. SB178 Gardenhire T. ENVIRONMENT & NATURE: Persons unable to connect to the public sewer system due to moratorium. Requires the commissioner of environment and conservation to issue a permit for the installation of a subsurface sewage disposal system to any person unable to connect to the public sewer system from a moratorium. Requires the permit holder to discontinue service to the subsurface sewage disposal system and connect to the public sewer system within 90 days of the moratorium being lifted. Senate Status: 02/07/19 – Set for Senate Energy, Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee 02/13/19. House Status: 02/07/19 – Set for House Agriculture & Natural Resources Subcommittee 02/12/19.
HB165 – P. Hazlewood – 02/07/19 – Set for House Agriculture & Natural Resources Subcommittee 02/12/19.

 

Wed 2/13/19 2:00pm – House Hearing Rm I, House Local Committee

MEMBERS: CHAIR J. Crawford  (R); VICE CHAIR D. Wright (R); M. Carter (R); R. Travis (R); R. Tillis  (R); T. Rudd (R); B. Ramsey (R); J. Moon (R); L. Lamar (D); G. Johnson (D); E. Helton (R); Y. Hakeem (D); B. Freeman (D); J. Faison (R); D. Carr (R); K. Calfee (R)

1. HB101 White M. TAXES PROPERTY: Appraisal ratio studies – references to public service commission to be removed. Deletes reference to the public service commission and replaces it with a reference to the office of state assessed properties in section regarding ratio of appraisals. Senate Status: 02/07/19 – Set for Senate State & Local Government Committee Consent Calendar 02/12/19. House Status: 02/07/19 – Set for House Local Committee 02/13/19.
SB73 – D. White – 02/07/19 – Set for Senate State & Local Government Committee Consent Calendar 02/12/19.
3. HB51 Whitson S. TAXES PROPERTY: Collection of property taxes by banks – evidence of payments provided to trustee. Changes the frequency that banks that collect property taxes must provide evidence of such payments to the trustee from daily to at least every three business days. Deletes outdated references to penalties that are no longer applied and deletes and obsolete code section. Senate Status: 02/06/19 – Referred to Senate State & Local Government Committee. House Status: 02/07/19 – Set for House Local Committee 02/13/19.
SB393 – S. Dickerson – 02/06/19 – Referred to Senate State & Local Government Committee.

 

Wed 2/13/19 3:30pm – House Hearing Rm III, House Department & Agencies Subcommittee

MEMBERS: CHAIR B. Sanderson (R); B. Beck (D); C. Halford (R); K. Keisling (R); M. Littleton (R); R. Staples (D); R. Tillis  (R)

2. HB57 Hulsey B. COMMERCIAL LAW: Registration exemptions for charitable organizations. Increases from over $30,000 to over $50,000 the amount of gross contributions that must be raised or received from the public by a charitable organization in order to trigger registration and reporting requirements with the secretary of state. Senate Status: 01/31/19 – Referred to Senate Commerce & Labor Committee. House Status: 02/07/19 – Set for House Department & Agencies Subcommittee 02/13/19.
SB232 – J. Lundberg – 01/31/19 – Referred to Senate Commerce & Labor Committee.
4. HB99 Tillis  R. PUBLIC EMPLOYEES: Authorizes comptroller to investigate Class A and B felonies related to private funds under certain conditions. Authorizes the comptroller to investigate Class A and B felonies involving private funds if requested by the attorney general and reporter or the district attorney general if held in conjunction with an investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. Senate Status: 02/01/19 – Referred to Senate State & Local Government Committee. House Status: 02/07/19 – Set for House Department & Agencies Subcommittee 02/13/19.
SB238 – J. Lundberg – 02/01/19 – Referred to Senate State & Local Government Committee.
5. HB247 Tillis  R. MISCELLANEOUS: Orders daylight savings time as the standard time of the state. Requires daylight savings time as the standard time of the state. Specifies the new time will go into effect on the first Sunday of November after the United States Congress repeals or amends current law to authorize states to observe daylight saving time year-round. Orders the commissioner of transportation to monitor and certify in writing to the executive secretary of the Tennessee code commission the date of the changed legislation. Senate Status: 02/07/19 – Introduced in the Senate House Status: 02/07/19 – Set for House Department & Agencies Subcommittee 02/13/19.
SB1100 – S. Dickerson – 02/07/19 – Introduced in the Senate

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