Please see attached a comprehensive bill report and legislative calendar for next week below.
HB605/SB569, a REALTOR® championed bill that allows for commission to be paid to a cooperate entity, is expected to pass in the House next week. The bill is advancing through the committee process in the Senate and will be heard in Senate Commerce and Labor on Tuesday.
Additionally, we would like to note the progress of several significant pieces of legislation, listed below:
- SB790/HB1144, which Specifies that the board of energy may provide land application, credits to recognize increased environmental performance and beneficial reuse of wastewater as incentives for using alternatives to pollution discharge to surface waters, is set for the Senate Floor on Monday and will be heard in the House Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee on Wednesday.
- HB177/SB459, which authorizes property managers to bring suit or testify against tenants in the same manner as landlords or owners of rental property and defines “manager” to mean an individual, group, business, or organization hired by a landlord or owner to oversee the day-to-day operations of a premises, is set for the Senate floor on Monday and will be heard in the House Commerce Committee on Tuesday.
- HB968, which expands the definition of “economic development” for the purpose of laws governing projects by industrial development corporations to include the promotion of the development of single-family housing and expands the definition of “project” for the purpose of laws governing projects by industrial development corporations to include the promotion of the development of single-family housing in tier three and tier four counties, is set to be heard in House Local Government Committee on Tuesday.
- HB1326, which requires land sale contracts to be recorded in the county where the land lies, or in one of the counties the land lies in if the land is in more than one, will be heard in House Property & Planning Subcommittee on Tuesday.
- HB43, which prohibits law enforcement from entering private property to engage in surveillance or set up surveillance equipment unless the officer has obtained a search warrant or a judicially recognized exception to the warrant requirement exists, passed House Criminal Justice Subcommittee this week and will be sent to full committee.