Please see attached a comprehensive bill report and legislative calendar for next week below.
▪ REALTOR® Championed HB716/SB895, which prohibits local governments in counties in which the Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act applies from enacting or enforcing regulations that conflict with, or are in addition to, the Act, passed Commerce Committees in both Chambers this week, and will be heard on the House floor next week.
▪ REALTOR® Championed SB569/HB605, which allows for real estate commission checks to be paid to a corporate entity, has now passed both Chambers and will be sent to Governor Lee for his signature.
▪ HB229, which establishes a process for notifying developers regarding the location of natural gas pipelines and easements for such pipelines for purposes of breaking ground on new residential and nonresidential developments, is set for House Local Government Committee next week.
▪ HB1064, which establishes that a landlord is not guilty of negligence for renting or leasing to a person who has been previously convicted of a criminal offense solely because the person had been previously convicted, is set for House Commerce Committee next week. Tennessee REALTORS supports this legislation.
▪ HB593, which enacts the “Tennessee Source of Income Protection and Fair Access to Housing Act,” which prohibits landlords from refusing to rent to a person based solely on a person’s income, has been taken off notice in the House. Tennessee REALTORS® is opposed to this legislation.
▪ SB820/HB919, which prohibits a landlord from refusing to enter into a rental agreement with a prospective tenant solely based upon the tenant being previously evicted during a public health emergency related to COVID-19, will be heard in Senate Commerce & Labor Committee and House Business & Utilities Subcommittee this week. Tennessee REALTORS® is opposed to this legislation.
▪ 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 and defines “land sale contract” as a contract for the sale of land in which the buyer will receive immediate possession of the land and pay the purchase price in installments over time, but the seller will retain legal title until all payments are made, is set for House Property & Planning Subcommittee this week. Tennessee REALTORS® is opposed to this legislation.