HJR102 Policies of TVA
Sponsors Rep. Reedy, Jay
Category Utilities
Summary Requests the Tennessee congressional delegation to work with the Tennessee Valley Authority to ensure that its policies are not barriers to broadband deployment.
House Status 02/24/21 – Referred to House Business & Utilities Subcommittee.
HB1721 Tax Relief for Victims of Certain Natural Disasters
Sponsors Rep. Reedy, Jay
Category Taxes Property
Summary Authorizes local governing bodies, by a two-thirds vote, to prorate the 2021 tax assessment for a homeowner’s real property or business owner’s personal property, if the property was damaged as a result of a FEMA certified disaster between August 20, 2021, and December 31, 2021. Expires on December 31, 2022.
House Status 01/13/22 – Introduced in the House
HB1709 Bradford Special School District – Property Tax Rate for District
Sponsors Rep. Halford, Curtis
Category Local Government
Summary Pursuant to the request of the Bradford special school district, changes, from $1.82 to $1.98, the property tax rate for the Bradford special school district. Amends Chapter 153 of the Private Acts of 1917.
House Status 01/12/22 – Introduced in the House
HB1675 Impact Fees on Residential Development in the County
Sponsors Rep. Cepicky, Scott
Category Taxes Business
Summary Authorizes a county legislative body to impose an impact fee on residential development in the county.
House Status 01/12/22 – Introduced in the House
HB1668 Unique Identifier Required of Mortgage Lender, Mortgage Loan Broker
Sponsors Rep. Moon, Jerome
Category Banking & Credit
Summary Requires the sponsoring mortgage lender or mortgage loan broker to ensure that each application for a residential mortgage loan contains the unique identifier, instead of the license number, of the applicable mortgage lender, mortgage loan broker, and mortgage loan originator.
House Status 01/12/22 – Referred to House Banking & Consumer Affairs Subcommittee.
HB1664 False Reviews about a Business Posted on the Internet
Sponsors Rep. Byrd, David
Category Commercial Law
Summary Prohibits posting a review on the internet about a business that is factually false with the intent to defraud the public.
House Status 01/12/22 – Referred to House Banking & Consumer Affairs Subcommittee.
HB1650 Reduces the Tax on Gasoline and Diesel to Pre-IMPROVE Act Rates
Sponsors Rep. Griffey, Bruce
Category Taxes Fuel
Summary Reduces the tax rate on gasoline to 20 cents per gallon and reduces the tax rate on diesel to 17 cents per gallon, which are the pre-IMPROVE Act rates. Reallocates percentage of state sales and use tax revenues to be used for the state highway fund and local government road programs.
House Status 01/11/22 – Introduced in the House
HB1645 Adverse Actions Against Employees Due to COVID-19 Vaccination Status
Sponsors Rep. Ogles, Brandon
Category Criminal Law
Summary Expands the offense of civil rights intimidation to create a Class D felony, punishable by a fine not to exceed $5,000, for taking adverse action against an employee who has expressly objected to the COVID-19 vaccination based upon the employee’s religious beliefs, creed, or conscience, with the intent to unlawfully intimidate or force the employee to obtain a COVID-19 vaccination.
House Status 01/11/22 – Introduced in the House
HB1643 Vaccination Requirement for COVID-19 by Employers
Sponsors Rep. Lynn, Susan
Category Labor Law
Summary the individual has contracted and recovered from it; holds a private employer liable for certain costs if the employer requires an individual to be subjected to a COVID-19 vaccination and if the individual suffers serious bodily injury or death as a result.
Fiscal Note (Dated October 28, 2021) NOT SIGNIFICANT
House Status 01/11/22 – Withdrawn in House
HB1641 Revisions to TN Residential Lending, Brokerage and Servicing Act
Sponsors Rep. Moon, Jerome
Category Property & Housing
Summary Requires the sponsoring mortgage lender or mortgage loan broker to ensure that each application for a residential mortgage loan contains the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and Registry number, instead of the license number or a unique identifier, of the applicable mortgage lender, mortgage loan broker, and mortgage loan originator.
Fiscal Note (Dated October 29, 2021) NOT SIGNIFICANT
House Status 01/13/22 – Withdrawn in House.
SB1752/HB1670 Authentication of Instruments by Witnesses
Sponsors Sen. Massey, Becky; Rep. Jernigan, Darren
Category Property & Housing
Summary Replaces the phrase “deaf and dumb” with “deaf or hard of hearing” in Title 66 Chapter 23 as it relates to the authentication of instruments by witnesses. Broadly captioned.
Senate Status 01/13/22 – Introduced in the Senate
House Status 01/12/22 – Referred to House Health Subcommittee.
SB1713 Sunset – Housing Development Agency, Board of Directors
Sponsors Sen. Roberts, Kerry
Category Government Organization
Summary Extends the housing development agency, board of directors to June 30, 2027.
Senate Status 01/12/22 – Introduced in the Senate
SB1688 Requirements for Land to be Classified as Forest Land for Assessment Purposes
Sponsors Sen. Crowe, Rusty
Category Taxes Property
Summary Clarifies that the minimum size requirement of 15 acres for land to be eligible to be classified as forest land for purposes of assessment and reduced property taxes may be achieved with a single tract or with two noncontiguous tracts separated only by a road, body of water, or public or private easement.
Senate Status 01/12/22 – Introduced in the Senate
SB1688 Requirements for Land to be Classified as Forrest Land for Assessment Purposes
Sponsors Sen. Crowe, Rusty
Category Taxes Property
Summary Clarifies that the minimum size requirement of 15 acres for land to be eligible to be classified as forest land for purposes of assessment and reduced property taxes may be achieved with a single tract or with two noncontiguous tracts separated only by a road, body of water, or public or private easement.
Senate Status 01/12/22 – Introduced in the Senate
SB1680/HB1665 Appointment of Receiver Over an Estate
Sponsors Sen. Gardenhire, Todd; Rep. Smith, Robin
Category Estates & Trusts
Summary Authorizes a probate court or chancery court to appoint a public receiver to determine and submit a recommendation to the court on the need for a temporary or permanent receiver over an estate. Also authorizes the court, upon a hearing on the report, to appoint a receiver with such powers as are necessary, consistent with those extended to receivers in absentees’ estates. Adds a statement identifying if the decedent was the owner of or had a controlling interest in any ongoing business or economic enterprise that is or may be part of the estate to be administered to the list of documents to be filed with the court to apply for letters of administration or letters testamentary to administer the estate of a decedent.
Senate Status 01/12/22 – Introduced in the Senate
House Status 01/13/22 – Referred to House Children & Family Affairs Subcommittee.
SB1677/HB 1729 State Board of Equalization – Powers and Duties
Sponsors Sen. Walley, Page; Rep. Leatherwood, Tom
Category Taxes Property
Summary Authorizes the executive secretary of the state board of equalization to manage appeals. Authorizes the board, the executive secretary, or the executive secretary’s designee to determine if a property no longer qualifies for a property tax exemption or to modify the property’s tax-exempt status.
Senate Status 01/12/22 – Introduced in the Senate
House Status 01/13/22 – Introduced in the House
SB1677/HB 1729 State Board of Equalization – Powers and Duties
Sponsors Sen. Walley, Page; Rep. Leatherwood, Tom
Category Taxes Property
Summary Authorizes the executive secretary of the state board of equalization to manage appeals. Authorizes the board, the executive secretary, or the executive secretary’s designee to determine if a property no longer qualifies for a property tax exemption or to modify the property’s tax-exempt status.
Senate Status 01/12/22 – Introduced in the Senate
House Status 01/13/22 – Introduced in the House
SB1663/HB 1647 Commission Retained by Registers of Deeds
Sponsors Sen. Gardenhire, Todd; Rep. Wright, Dave
Category Taxes Property
Summary Deletes the requirement for registers of deeds to remit 52 percent of their commission for the collection of the recordation tax to the state treasurer.
Senate Status 01/12/22 – Referred to Senate State & Local Government Committee
House Status 01/12/22 – Referred to House Property & Planning Subcommittee
SB1604/HB 366 Property Located Along Existing Rights-Of-Way
Sponsors Sen. Bailey, Paul; Rep. Williams, Ryan
Category Property & Housing
Summary Prohibits a governmental entity from requiring a right-of-way dedication that requires a landowner to transfer ownership of any portion of the landowner’s property located along an existing public right-of-way to the governmental entity as a condition of approving any application made to the governmental entity. Specifies that a governmental entity may require a right-of-way reservation as a condition of approving any proposed subdivision of a property. Specifies that a real estate licensee has no duty to inform any party to a real estate transaction concerning a right-of-way reservation.
Fiscal Note (Dated February 1, 2021) Increase Local Expenditures Exceeds $1,000,000/FY21-22 and Subsequent Years*
Senate Status 04/21/21 – Taken off notice in Senate Commerce & Labor Committee
House Status 04/13/21 – Taken off notice in House Property & Planning Subcommittee
SB1564/HB747 Broadband Ready Community Ordinance or Policy for Reviewing Applications
Sponsors Sen. Bailey, Paul; Rep. Boyd, Clark
Category Economic Development
Summary Requires that a broadband ready community’s ordinance or policy for reviewing applications must contain a provision that all applications related to the project be either approved or denied within 30 calendar days, rather than 30 business days after the applications are submitted. Broadly captioned.
Fiscal Note (Dated February 9, 2021) NOT SIGNIFICANT
Senate Status 04/21/21 – Taken off notice in Senate Commerce & Labor Committee.
House Status 02/11/21 – Caption bill held on House clerk’s desk
SB1533/HB1110 Agents of Taxpayers – Registration Fee Required.
Sponsors Sen. Roberts, Kerry; Rep. Smith, Robin
Category Taxes Property
Summary Limits present law exemption for attorneys who represent taxpayers at hearings before the board of equalization from the requirement that certain agents of taxpayers submit a registration fee and register as an agent and requires such registration and fee from such attorneys if the attorney or law firm engages in a financial transaction with a current member of the assessment appeals commission. Broadly captioned.
Fiscal Note (Dated April 7, 2021) Increase State Revenue Exceeds $400/FY21-22 and Every Two Years Thereafter / State Board of Equalization
Senate Status 02/22/21 – Referred to Senate State & Local Government Committee
House Status 02/22/21 – Referred to House Property & Planning Subcom
SB1532/HB854 Classification of Land as Agricultural, Forest, or Open Space Land.
Sponsors Sen. Roberts, Kerry; Rep. Helton, Esther
Category Taxes Property
Summary Extends, from March 1 to March 15, the deadline by which a landowner must file with the assessor of property an application for land to be classified as agricultural, forest, or open space land and removes the ability for the assessor to void the rollback assessment if it is determined that the assessment was imposed in error. Broadly captioned.
Fiscal Note (Dated March 20, 2021) Other Fiscal Impact – Recurring decreases in local government revenue may occur; however, due to multiple unknown variables, the extent and timing of such decreases cannot be determined with reasonable certainty.
Senate Status 04/12/21 – Senate passed.
House Status 04/27/21 – House passed.
Executive Status 05/13/21 – Enacted as Public Chapter 0383 effective May 11, 2021
SB1512/HB1531 Providing of Fiber-to-the-Premises
Sponsors Sen. Bowling, Janice; Rep. Rudder, Iris
Category Utilities
Summary Authorizes cooperatives and municipalities operating electric plants to provide telecommunication service, including fiber-to-the-premises, to areas both in and outside of their service area. Defines “fiber-to-the-premises” as wireline access to the internet of speeds at least twenty-five megabits per second or the current definition of “broadband” according to the federal communications commission, whichever is higher.
Fiscal Note (Dated February 22, 2021) Increase Local Revenue Exceeds $300,000/FY23-24/Permissive Increase Local Expenditures Exceeds $300,000/FY22-23/Permissive Other Fiscal Impact Due to multiple unknown factors, a precise increase in state revenue from payment of F&E taxes by rural electric cooperatives provided fiber-to-the-premises service cannot reasonably be determined.
Senate Status 03/30/21 – Failed in Senate Commerce & Labor Committee.
House Status 03/31/21 – Taken off notice in House Business & Utilities Subcommittee.
SB1505/HB1326 Recordation of Land Sale Contracts with the County Register
Sponsors Sen. Akbari, Raumesh; Rep. Hardaway, G.A.
Category Property & Housing
Summary 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 county. 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.
Fiscal Note (Dated March 7, 2021) Increase State Revenue Exceeds $5,800/FY21-22 and Subsequent Years Increase Local Revenue Exceeds $1,000/FY21-22 and Subsequent Years
Senate Status 02/22/21 – Referred to Senate Commerce & Labor Committee.
House Status 04/13/21 – Taken off notice in House Property & Planning Subcommittee after adopting amendment 1 (005706).
SB1421/HB1090 Valuing of Property Taken by Eminent Domain
Sponsors
Sen. Akbari, Raumesh; Rep. Cooper, Barbara
Category Local Government
Summary Requires juries to value land taken by eminent domain at 130 percent of fair market value and include the value of the depreciation of the property caused by the taking of an easement as damages.
Fiscal Note Dated March 5, 2021) Increase State Expenditures $1,055,800/FY21-22 and Subsequent Years/Highway Fund Increase Local Expenditures Exceeds $500,000/FY21-22 and Subsequent Years/Permissive Other Fiscal Impact Requiring juries to include the value of depreciation when calculating damage could jeopardize federal funding to the Department of Transportation of approximately $921,504,300 in FY21-22 and subsequent years.
Senate Status 02/22/21 – Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee
House Status 03/09/21 – Taken off notice in House Civil Justice Subcommittee
SB1376/HB523 Insurance Policies – Rules of Construction
Sponsors
Sen. Bell, Mike; Rep. Gant, Ron
Category Insurance General
Summary Clarifies that, except when dealing with an assignment of benefits to a healthcare provider, the rights, duties, or benefits provided by a policy of insurance may be assigned only as expressly provided by the terms of the policy of insurance or as otherwise expressly allowed by the insurer.
Fiscal Note (Dated February 24, 2021) NOT SIGNIFICANT
Senate Status 03/15/21 – Senate passed.
House Status 03/15/21 – House passed
Executive Status 04/06/21 – Enacted as Public Chapter 0067 effective March 29, 2021.
SB1353/HB1315 TACIR Study Regarding the Use of a Voter Referendum to Approve Significant Tax Increases on Rea Property
Sponsors Sen. Johnson, Jack; Rep. Reedy, Jay
Category Taxes Property
Summary Directs TACIR to conduct a study regarding the use of a voter referendum to approve significant tax increases on real property that includes recommendations for procedural changes to implement. Mandates that TACIR conduct this study from existing resources. Broadly captioned.
Fiscal Note (Dated February 19, 2021) NOT SIGNIFICANT
Senate Status 04/14/21 – Taken off notice in Senate State & Local Government Committee
House Status 04/13/21 – Taken off notice in House Property & Planning Subcommittee
SB1352/HB1542 Eminent Domain to Aquire Private Property for Trails, Paths, and Greenways.
Sponsors Sen. Gardenhire, Todd; Rep. Weaver, Terri
Category Local Government
Summary Prohibits the use of eminent domain to acquire private property for trails, paths or greenways unless the property is parallel to, runs directly along the length of and extends in the same direction as a highway or road. Creates an exemption in cases of a written agreement between the property owner and a planned unit development, homeowner’s association or business entity.
Fiscal Note (Dated March 31, 2021) Other Fiscal Impact Due to multiple unknown factors, a precise recurring decrease in local government expenditures cannot reasonably be determined.
Senate Status 04/06/21 – Senate Judiciary Committee deferred to last calendar.
House Status 04/06/21 – House Civil Justice Subcommittee deferred to the first calendar of 2022.
SB1307/HB1361 Right to Call for Help Act
Sponsors Sen. Yarbro, Jeff; Rep. Mannis, Eddie
Category Property & Housing
Summary Establishes that residents and tenets have the right to call law enforcement or emergency assistance if they are calling on behalf of victims of abuse or crime or are victims themselves. This right may not be waived, and landlords are prohibited from limiting or restricting that right or penalizing tenants for practicing that right. Prohibits government entities from enacting or enforcing ordinances that would impose a penalty on any party for calling law enforcement or emergency assistance.
Amendment Summary Senate amendment 1 (005322) deletes and rewrites all language after the enacting clause such that the substantive changes: (1) specify that the proposed language does not prohibit a breach of lease or law by a resident tenant for committing certain acts; and (2) expand applicability to counties governed under the Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act.
Fiscal Note (Dated February 21, 2021) NOT SIGNIFICANT
Senate Status 04/05/21 – Senate passed with amendment 1 (005322).
House Status 03/31/21 – Taken off notice in House Business & Utilities Subcommittee
SB1282/HB1445 Property Taxes and Number of Acres of Land
Sponsors Sen. Niceley, Frank; Rep. Hicks, Tim
Category Taxes Property
Summary Increases from 1,500 to 5,000 the number of acres of land that may be placed within one property tax jurisdiction and increases from 1,500 to 5,000 the maximum acreage available to a real property owner that may be classified as forest or open space land.
Fiscal Note (Dated April 7, 2021) Decrease Local Revenue Exceeds $3,000,000/FY22-23 and Subsequent Years
Senate Status 02/22/21 – Referred to Senate State & Local Government Committee
House Status 03/01/21 – Referred to House Property & Planning Subcommittee
SB1260/HB1185 Increased Value for Homestead Exemptions
Sponsors Sen. Reeves, Shane; Rep. Garrett, Johnny
Category Estates & Trusts
Summary Increases the value of multiple homestead exemptions by either raising or removing any stated maximum value.
Amendment Summary House State Government Committee (006069) deletes all language after the enacting clause. Authorizes law enforcement officers who have been retired for more than nine months from a superseded retirement system administered by the state to continue working as a law enforcement officer without loss or suspension of benefits if certain parameters are met. Authorizes the employing law enforcement agency to make payments by appropriation of funds for what the retired member would have contributed during this employment. Clarifies that the proposed legislation does not prohibit any retired member or prior class member of the TCRS, or any retiree of a local retirement fund from receiving benefits from returning to service temporarily in a position covered by the TCRS. The proposed legislation is repealed July 1, 2023.
Fiscal Note (Dated February 25, 2021) NOT SIGNIFICANT
Senate Status 02/22/21 – Referred to Senate State & Local Government Committee.
House Status 03/02/21 – Taken off notice in House Civil Justice Subcommittee.
SB1230/HB1107 Quitclaim Deeds and Transfers Taxes
Sponsors
Sen. Rose, Paul; Rep. Keisling, Kelly
Category Taxes Business
Summary Establishes that a deed is treated as a quitclaim deed for taxation purposes if the deed only conveys the grantor’s interest to the grantee. Deeds containing language evidencing an intent to convey the property itself, warranties of title, or habendum clauses are taxed as a transfer of a freehold estate.
Fiscal Note (Dated March 18, 2021) NOT SIGNIFICANT
Senate Status 03/30/21 – Senate Finance Revenue Subcommittee recommended with amendment 1 (005578). Sent to full committee.
House Status 04/07/21 – Taken off notice in House Finance, Ways & Means Subcommittee.
SB1201/HB1412 Deleted Requirements for Cities and Counties to Develop Comprehensive Growth Plans
Sponsors Sen. Southerland, Steve; Rep. Lafferty, Justin
Category Local Government
Summary Deletes requirements for cities and counties to develop comprehensive growth plans and establishes rules involving participation in the national flood insurance program.
Amendment Summary Senate amendment 1, House Local Government Committee amendment 1 (004583) deletes all language after the enacting clause. Decreases, from four to one, the number of times a joint economic and community development board (Board) and its executive committee are required to meet annually.
Fiscal Note (Dated March 17, 2021) Other Fiscal Impact The extent of any decrease in local expenditures associated with funding for economic and community development boards cannot reasonably be determined.
Senate Status 04/05/21 – Senate passed with amendment 1 (004583).
House Status 04/20/21 – Taken off notice in House Local Government Committee after adopting amendment 1 (004583).
SB1192/HB1414 Notice Regarding Public Hearing for Adopting or Amending Subdivision Regulations
Sponsors
Sen. Johnson, Jack; Rep. Casada, Glen
Category Property & Housing
Summary Specifies that a planning commission must give five days’ notice before holding a public hearing regarding the adoption or amending of subdivision regulations. Broadly captioned.
Fiscal Note (Dated March 12, 2021) NOT SIGNIFICANT
Senate Status 02/22/21 – Referred to Senate State & Local Government Committee
House Status 02/25/21 – Caption bill held on House clerk’s desk.
SB1160/HB1399 Authority of County Legislative Body in Hamilton County to Rezone Properties Conditionally or Based Upon Contracts
Sponsors Sen. Niceley, Frank; Rep. Campbell, Scotty
Category Property & Housing
Summary Removes the authority of the county legislative body in Hamilton County to rezone properties conditionally or based upon contract, where the agreed conditions are designed to ameliorate injuries created by the rezoning to surrounding property interests or to county interests. Broadly captioned.
Fiscal Note (Dated March 28, 2021) Other Fiscal Impact – Due to the extent of unknown variables, a precise impact to local government revenue for Hamilton County cannot reasonably be determined.
Senate Status 04/06/21 – Senate State & Local Government Committee deferred to first calendar of 2022.
House Status 03/30/21 – House Property & Planning Subcommittee deferred to the final calendar.
SB1140/HB1184 Revises Authorization and References to District Assessors
Sponsors Sen. White, Dawn; Rep. Sparks, Mike
Category Taxes Property
Summary Revises authorization and references to district assessors to only allow assessments made by county assessor from the old county when a new county is created for purposes of determining outstanding indebtedness at the time of formation of the new county. Broadly captioned.
Fiscal Note (Dated April 6, 2021) NOT SIGNIFICANT
Senate Status 02/22/21 – Referred to Senate State & Local Government Committee.
House Status 02/24/21 – Caption bill held on House clerk’s desk.
SB1139/HB1162 Licensed Attorney – Acknowledge the Execution of an Instrument Affecting Real Property in this State
Sponsors Sen. White, Dawn; Rep. Haston, Kirk
Category Property & Housing
Summary Adds licensed attorneys to those who are authorized to acknowledge the execution of an instrument affecting real property. Broadly captioned.
Fiscal Note (Dated April 6, 2021) NOT SIGNIFICANT
Senate Status 02/22/21 – Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee.
House Status 02/24/21 – Caption bill held on House clerk’s desk.
SB1083/HB604 Notification Regarding Change of Address by Licensed Polygraph Examiner or Company
Sponsors Sen. Roberts, Kerry; Rep. Calfee, Kent
Category Professions & Licensure
Summary Decreases from 30 to 21 days the time in which a licensed polygraph examiner or company must notify the private investigation and polygraph commission of a change in business address. Broadly captioned.
Fiscal Note (Dated February 8, 2021) NOT SIGNIFICANT
Senate Status 02/22/21 – Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee.
House Status 02/11/21 – Caption bill held on House clerk’s desk.
SB1083/HB604 Notification Regarding Change of Address by Licensed Polygraph Examiner or Company
Sponsors Sen. Roberts, Kerry; Rep. Calfee, Kent
Category Professions & Licensure
Summary Decreases from 30 to 21 days the time in which a licensed polygraph examiner or company must notify the private investigation and polygraph commission of a change in business address. Broadly captioned.
Fiscal Note (Dated February 8, 2021) NOT SIGNIFICANT
Senate Status 02/22/21 – Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee.
House Status 02/11/21 – Caption bill held on House clerk’s desk.
SB1070/HB1451 Limits Foreign Ownership of Agricultural Property in the State
Sponsors Sen. Niceley, Frank; Rep. Sexton, Jerry
Category Agriculture
Summary Prohibits a nonresident alien, foreign business or foreign government from purchasing or acquiring agricultural land in the state. Allows those who already hold land to continuing owning what they currently hold. Creates exemptions to the prohibition. Establishes reporting requirements and timelines to convert the land for agricultural land acquired by nonresident aliens, foreign businesses or foreign governments.
Fiscal Note (Dated February 24, 2021) Increase State Expenditures – $132,600/FY21-22 and Subsequent Years
Senate Status 04/01/21 – Re-referred to Senate Calendar Committee.
House Status 03/30/21 – House Agriculture & Natural Resources Subcommittee deferred to summer study.
SB1061/HB985 Estimate of Board Fees for a Fiscal Year
Sponsors Sen. Watson, Bo; Rep. Hazlewood, Patsy
Category Public Finance
Summary Requires each board to notify the commissioner of finance and administration when the estimate of board fees for a fiscal year is more than the certified amount of board fees required by the board for that fiscal year. Broadly captioned.
Fiscal Note (Dated February 10, 2021) NOT SIGNIFICANT
Senate Status 02/22/21 – Referred to Senate Finance, Ways & Means Committee.
House Status 02/22/21 – Caption bill held on House clerk’s desk.
SB1043/HB707 System of Incentives for Alternatives to Discharge to Surface Waters
Sponsors Sen. Southerland, Steve; Rep. Zachary, Jason
Category Environment & Nature
Summary Prohibits the department of environment and conservation from requiring a permit for the construction, installation or modification of a land application system as an alternative to discharge to surface waters.
Fiscal Note (Dated April 12, 2021) Decrease State Revenue – $160,000/FY21-22 and Subsequent Years/ Environmental Protection Fund Decrease State Expenditures – $160,000/FY21-22 and Subsequent Years/ Environmental Protection Fund
Senate Status 02/22/21 – Referred to Senate Energy, Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee.
House Status 02/20/21 – Referred to House Agriculture & Natural Resources Subcommittee.
SB1020/HB703 Time Frame for Responding to File an Answer to Petition Initiating a Condemnation Proceeding
Sponsors Sen. Lundberg, Jon; Rep. Whitson, Sam
Category Local Government
Summary Increases, from 30 days to 60 days, the time in which a respondent who is not satisfied with the amount deposited by a condemner, or otherwise objects to taking through the use of eminent domain, must file an answer to the petition initiating a condemnation proceeding.
Fiscal Note (Dated February 13, 2021) NOT SIGNIFICANT
Senate Status 02/22/21 – Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee.
House Status 02/11/21 – Caption bill held on House clerk’s desk.
SB1002/HB1051 Annual Report by Division of Property Assessments to State Board of Equalization
Sponsors Sen. Yager, Ken; Rep. Sexton, Cameron
Category Taxes Business
Summary Authorizes the division of property assessments to electronically submit to the state board of equalization the division’s annual report that summarizes the division’s work and makes recommendations to the state board of equalization that the division deems appropriate.
Fiscal Note (Dated February 19, 2021) NOT SIGNIFICANT
Senate Status 02/22/21 – Referred to Senate State & Local Government Committee.
House Status 02/22/21 – Caption bill held on House clerk’s desk.
SB998/HB1070 Taxation of Real Property Platform Transactions
Sponsors Sen. Stevens, John; Rep. Marsh, Pat
Category Taxes Property
Summary Exempts a business entity that operates an internet website or application from payment of the recordation tax on transfers of residential real property purchased and resold.
Fiscal Note (Dated March 24, 2021) Decrease State Revenue Exceeds $511,300/FY21-22 and Subsequent Years Decrease Local Revenue Exceeds $12,900/FY21-22 and Subsequent Years
Senate Status 02/22/21 – Referred to Senate State & Local Government Committee.
House Status 02/22/21 – Referred to House Property & Planning Subcommittee.
SB981/HB690 Landlords to Inspect Vacated Residential Property for Abandoned Animals
Sponsors Sen. Campbell, Heidi; Rep. Beck, Bill
Category Property & Housing
Summary Requires a landlord or a landlord’s designee to inspect their residential property for abandoned animals before a subsequent tenant takes occupancy of the property. Establishes a list of organizations that the landlord can call upon the discovery of an abandoned animal.
Fiscal Note (Dated February 19, 2021) NOT SIGNIFICANT
Senate Status 02/22/21 – Referred to Senate Commerce & Labor Committee.
House Status 02/20/21 – Referred to House Business & Utilities Subcommittee.
SB977/HB1032 Assessors of Property During Disasters and Emergencies
Sponsors Sen. Kyle, Sara; Rep. Thompson, Dwayne
Category Taxes Property
Summary Requires countywide emergency response frameworks to include property assessors at the option of an assessor to monitor events related to disasters or emergencies that have affected or have the potential to affect the condition of real or personal property. Establishes that property assessors have unrestricted rights to enter and inspect the property within disaster areas.
Fiscal Note (Dated April 7, 2021) Other Fiscal Impact Due to the extent of unknown factors a precise decrease in local property tax revenue and increase in local expenditures cannot reasonably be determined, but any fiscal impact is considered permissive.
Senate Status 02/22/21 – Referred to Senate State & Local Government Committee.
House Status 02/22/21 – Referred to House Property & Planning Subcommittee.
SB962/HB1555 Security Deposits Accepted by Landlords
Sponsors Sen. Yarbro, Jeff; Rep. Mitchell, Bo
Category Property & Housing
Summary Mandates landlords who require a security deposit to offer and accept rental insurance or a bond instead. Specifies requirements for the rental insurance or bond including the coverage provided per claim and the timeframe within which the coverage is effective.
Fiscal Note (Dated February 19, 2021) NOT SIGNIFICANT
Senate Status 02/22/21 – Referred to Senate Commerce & Labor Committee.
House Status 03/01/21 – Referred to House Business & Utilities Subcommittee.
SB902/HB801 Use of E-Verification Program by Employers
Sponsors Sen. Stevens, John; Rep. Griffey, Bruce
Category Labor Law
Summary Requires employers to use the E-Verify program to verify the work eligibility of an employee. Defines the “E-Verify program” as the federal electronic employment verification service provided by the department of homeland security for verification of the work eligibility of new employees. Establishes a presumption that an employer did not employ an illegal alien if it was verified through the E-Verify program that the employee was eligible to work. Removes immunity from charges of the employment of illegal aliens due to an employer’s reliance on other forms of verification. (13 pp.)
Fiscal Note (Dated February 25, 2021) NOT SIGNIFICANT
Senate Status 02/22/21 – Referred to Senate Commerce & Labor Committee.
House Status 03/10/21 – Failed in House Banking & Consumer Affairs Subcommittee.
SB894/HB1141 Published Regulations Involving Cooperative Agreements Between the TWRA and Federal Agencies
Sponsors Sen. Stevens, John; Rep. Grills, Rusty
Category Environment & Nature
Summary Extends the effective date for newly published regulations involving cooperative agreements between the TWRA and federal agencies from 30 days to 45 days after the publication date by the TWRA and changes the date by which the executive director must prepare and present the annual report on the agency from September 15 to September 30. Broadly captioned.
Fiscal Note (Dated February 12, 2021) NOT SIGNIFICANT
Senate Status 02/22/21 – Referred to Senate Energy, Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee.
House Status 02/24/21 – Referred to House Agriculture & Natural Resources Subcommittee.
SB892/HB625 Recordation Tax on Transfers Related to Entities
Sponsors Sen. Stevens, John; Rep. Darby, Tandy
Category Taxes Business
Summary Exempts property transfers to a limited liability company, corporation or partnership when the transferor is a member, stockholder or partner as a capital contribution to the business entity and transfers from mentioned entities to an existing member, stockholder or partner as a distribution from the business entity from recordation taxes.
Fiscal Note (Dated March 25, 2021) Decrease State Revenue – $3,567,800/FY21-22 and Subsequent Years Decrease Local Revenue – $91,000/FY21-22 and Subsequent Years
Senate Status 02/22/21 – Referred to Senate Finance, Ways & Means Committee.
House Status 02/20/21 – Referred to House Finance, Ways & Means Subcommittee.
SB889/HB1189 Abolishes Various Estates and Reversions Interests in Land
Sponsors Sen. Stevens, John; Rep. Garrett, Johnny
Category Property & Housing
Summary Abolishes provisions establishing the common law estates of fee simple determinable, fee simple subject to condition subsequent, and fee simple subject to executory limitation executed more than twenty-five (25) years. Abolishes provision contained in a deed, will, or another document conveying an interest in real property and purporting to establish the common law estates of fee simple determinable, fee simple subject to condition subsequent, and fee simple subject to executory limitation.
Fiscal Note (Dated February 24, 2021) NOT SIGNIFICANT
Senate Status 02/22/21 – Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee.
House Status 02/24/21 – Referred to House Children & Family Affairs Subcommittee.
SB876/HB373 Installation of Monitoring Devices on Privately Owned Property
Sponsors Sen. Stevens, John; Rep. Casada, Glen
Category Environment & Nature
Summary Prohibits wildlife resources officers from entering private property to install monitoring device without a search warrant, order for electronic surveillance, or written permission of the landowner or lessee of the property.
Fiscal Note (Dated February 5, 2021) NOT SIGNIFICANT
Senate Status 02/22/21 – Referred to Senate Energy, Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee.
House Status 02/24/21 – Failed in House Criminal Justice Subcommittee.
SB871/HB645 Redefines “Bed and Breakfast Establishment”
Sponsors Sen. Stevens, John; Rep. Faison, Jeremy
Category Property & Housing
Summary Expands the definition of “bed and breakfast establishment” to include single condominiums for the purposes of the Bed and Breakfast Establishment Inspection Act of 1990. Broadly captioned.
Fiscal Note (Dated February 9, 2021) NOT SIGNIFICANT
Senate Status 04/06/21 – Taken off notice in Senate Commerce & Labor Committee.
House Status 03/31/21 – House Business & Utilities Subcommittee deferred to the first calendar of 2022.
SB864/HB1409 Incentives that Promote the Development of Single-Family Housing
Sponsors Sen. Lundberg, Jon; Rep. Crawford, John
Category Local Government
Summary Specifies that in counties recognized as tier three and four by the department of economic and community development that economic development includes providing incentives approved by the local governing body to promote the development of single-family housing.
Fiscal Note (Dated February 19, 2021) NOT SIGNIFICANT
Senate Status 02/22/21 – Referred to Senate State & Local Government Committee.
House Status 03/01/21 – Referred to House Property & Planning Subcommittee.
SB857/HB1397 Changes to the Competitive Wireless Broadband Investment, Development, and Safety Act of 2018
Sponsors Sen. Bowling, Janice; Rep. Rudder, Iris
Category Utilities
Summary Adds definitions of “school” and “private residence” for the purposes of zoning classifications. Specifies that local authorities are authorized to prevent the installation of wireless facilities within 1,500 feet of a school or private residence and prevent the installation of wireless facilities within an area with existing internet coverage. Changes the timeline for application procedures for local authorities regarding wireless facilities. Requires applicants to annually inspect their wireless facilities and report their findings to the local authority that approved their application.
Fiscal Note (Dated March 24, 2021) NOT SIGNIFICANT
Senate Status 04/06/21 – Senate Commerce & Labor Committee deferred to first calendar of 2022.
House Status 03/31/21 – Taken off notice in House Business & Utilities Subcommittee.
SB820/HB919 Evictions During Public Health Emergency Related to COVID-19
Sponsors Sen. Yarbro, Jeff; Rep. Parkinson, Antonio
Category Property & Housing
Summary 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. Broadly captioned.
Fiscal Note (Dated February 19, 2021) NOT SIGNIFICANT
Senate Status 03/30/21 – Taken off notice in Senate Commerce & Labor Committee.
House Status 03/31/21 – Taken off notice in House Business & Utilities Subcommittee.
SB814/HB593 Tennessee Source of Income Protection and Fair Access to Housing Act
Sponsors Sen. Yarbro, Jeff; Rep. Clemmons, John
Category Property & Housing
Summary Enacts the “Tennessee Source of Income Protection and Fair Access to Housing Act,” which prohibits landlords from taking certain actions based solely on a person’s income. Includes refusing to rent or lease a property or otherwise making a property unavailable in the list of prohibited actions. Specifies that landlords are allowed to refuse to rent or lease their property based on the prospective rentee’s previous conduct, inability to pay rent considering the value of their housing assistance or for other reasons consistent with state and county law. Requires the department of economic and community development and the housing development agency to enforce this act by informing landlords and individuals of their rights.
Fiscal Note (Dated February 9, 2021) NOT SIGNIFICANT
Senate Status 03/30/21 – Taken off notice in Senate Commerce & Labor Committee.
House Status 03/24/21 – Taken off notice in House Business & Utilities Subcommittee.
SB794/HB680 Notice of Foreclosure
Sponsors Sen. Rose, Paul; Rep. Carr, Dale
Category Estates & Trusts
Summary Requires a trustee or other party selling property in a foreclosure sale to file a notice of the sale with the register of deeds office located in the county where the property is located at least 20 days before the sale.
Fiscal Note (Dated March 4, 2021) Increase Local Revenue Exceeds $50,000/FY21-22 and Subsequent Years
Senate Status 03/26/21 – Taken off notice in Senate Judiciary Committee.
House Status 03/16/21 – Taken off notice in House Property & Planning Subcommittee.
SB680/HB793 Defines Blighted Property for Purposes of Redevelopment Projects by Housing Authorities
Sponsors Sen. Niceley, Frank; Rep. Carr, Dale
Category Property & Housing
Summary Defines “blighted property” for purposes of redevelopment projects by housing authorities and clarifies that housing authorities may acquire real property without using eminent domain. Authorizes housing authorities to pay more than fair market value for properties that are not blighted but that are in a blighted area; makes other related changes.
Fiscal Note (Dated February 25, 2021) Other Fiscal Impact The extent and timing of any permissive decrease in local government revenue and expenditures cannot reasonably be determined due to multiple unknown factors.
Senate Status 02/11/21 – Referred to Senate State & Local Government Committee.
House Status 03/02/21 – Taken off notice in House Civil Justice Subcommittee.
SB678/HB1354 Tennessee Historic Revitalization Act
Sponsors Sen. Lundberg, Jon; Rep. Vaughan, Kevin
Category Property & Housing
Summary Enacts the “Tennessee Historic Revitalization Act,” which allows a person who incurs expenses for the rehabilitation of a certified historic structure to receive a tax credit in an amount equal to the applicable percentage of the qualified rehabilitation expenditures incurred by the person provided that the project meets certain requirements. Defines “applicable percentage” as 25 percent unless for a structure in a specially designated area, at which time the applicable percentage is 30 percent. Repeals the act on December 31, 2025.
Fiscal Note (Dated March 27, 2021) Increase State Revenue $65,900/FY21-22 through FY25-26/ Historical Commission Decrease State Revenue $4,750,000/FY22-23 through FY25-26/ General Fund Increase State Expenditures $65,900/FY21-22 through FY25-26/ Historical Commission Decrease Local Revenue $250,000/FY22-23 through FY25-26 Other Fiscal Impact Secondary economic impacts may occur as a result of this bill. However, due to multiple unknown factors, fiscal impacts directly attributable to such secondary economic impacts cannot be quantified with reasonable certainty.
Senate Status 03/30/21 – Taken off notice in Senate Commerce & Labor Committee.
House Status 02/24/21 – Referred to House Finance, Ways & Means Subcommittee.
SB660/HB1600 Tennessee Uniform Real Property Transfer on Death Act
Sponsors Sen. Massey, Becky; Rep. Mannis, Eddie
Category Estates & Trusts
Summary Creates the “Tennessee Uniform Real Property Transfer on Death Act.” Authorizes real property and motor vehicles to be transferred upon an owner’s death to a designated beneficiary. Allows such action to occur if indicated in a “death deed.” Specifies contents of such death deeds. (15 pp.)
Fiscal Note (Dated February 26, 2021) Decrease State Revenue $185,100/FY21-22 and Subsequent Years/Various State Funds Decrease Local Revenue – $9,700/FY21-22 and Subsequent Years
Senate Status 03/02/21 – Taken off notice in Senate Judiciary Committee.
House Status 03/01/21 – Referred to House Children & Family Affairs Subcommittee.
SB586/HB359 UAPA – Agency Rule Exempt from Public Hearing Requirement
Sponsors Sen. Jackson, Ed; Rep. Lafferty, Justin
Category Government Regulation
Summary Creates exemptions from public hearing requirement for agencies rule. Authorizes a person to file suit directly with chancery court to enjoin enforcement of a rule when the rule is not adopted in compliance with this act.
Fiscal Note (Dated January 26, 2021) NOT SIGNIFICANT
Senate Status 03/19/21 – Taken off notice in Senate Government Operations Committee.
House Status 03/08/21 – Taken off notice in House Government Operations Committee.
SB553/HB450 Actions Against Licenses for Overdue Child Support
Sponsors Sen. Kyle, Sara; Rep. Hodges, Jason
Category Family Law
Summary Removes authorization to revoke, deny, suspend, or restrict a person’s driver license or professional license who has been certified by the department of human services to be in noncompliance with an order of child support if the person has paid any portion of the obligation or is making one or more installment payments toward a court-authorized payment plan. Allows person whose driver license or professional license has been previously restricted, suspended, or revoked for non-payment of child support to apply to the court having original jurisdiction over the child support proceeding. Requires the court to reinstate the person’s license if the court finds the person to no longer be subject to the restriction, suspension. or revocation. Allows department or licensing authority to charge a reasonable fee to cover the administrative costs of reinstatement.
Fiscal Note (Dated March 21, 2021) Increase State Expenditures – $8,800/FY21-22 Increase Federal Expenditures – $7,400/FY21-22 Other Fiscal Impact Passage of this legislation could jeopardize up to $79,000,000 in federal child support awards, should it be interpreted as a violation of 42 U.S.C. 666(a)(16).
Senate Status 02/11/21 – Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee.
House Status 03/31/21 – Taken off notice in House Children & Family Affairs Subcommittee.
SB549/HB34 Authorizes THDA to Provide Affordable Housing to Displaced Tenants
Sponsors Sen. Kyle, Sara; Rep. Cooper, Barbara
Category Property & Housing
Summary Authorizes the THDA to provide eligible displaced tenants who have been denied requests for housing or housing repairs by local governmental entities with affordable housing and services. Broadly captioned.
Fiscal Note (Dated March 10, 2021) NOT SIGNIFICANT
Senate Status 02/11/21 – Referred to Senate State & Local Government Committee.
House Status 03/23/21 – Taken off notice in House Property & Planning Subcommittee.
SB546/HB664 Department of Revenue – Work of the State Board of Equalization on Report to General Assembly
Sponsors Sen. Briggs, Richard; Rep. Crawford, John
Category Taxes General
Summary Deletes requirement that the commissioner include information on the work of the state board of equalization in the commissioner’s report to the general assembly concerning a study of tax laws. Broadly Captioned.
Fiscal Note (Dated February 10, 2021) NOT SIGNIFICANT
Senate Status 02/11/21 – Referred to Senate State & Local Government Committee.
House Status 02/11/21 – Caption bill held on House clerk’s desk.
SB525/HB949 Carbon Monoxide Alarms Required for One and Two-Family Rental Units
Sponsors Sen. Briggs, Richard; Rep. Littleton, Mary
Category Property & Housing
Summary Requires landlords of one or two-family rental units with a fossil-fuel burning heater or appliance, a fireplace, or other feature, fixture, or element that emits carbon monoxide to install carbon monoxide alarms 10 feet from every bedroom. Makes it unlawful for anyone to tamper with carbon monoxide alarms and adds the expectation of tenet to examine alarms to ensure they are in working order and notify the unit owner if they are not. Requires smoke alarms with tamper-resistant batteries that operate for a minimum of 10 years to replace existing smoke alarms in all in one-family, two-family, and multi-family residential dwellings constructed before July 1, 2021, if existing smoke alarms are more than 10 years old, is expired, is not working, or if tenants residing in the unit change.
Fiscal Note (Dated March 12, 2021) NOT SIGNIFICANT
Senate Status 04/06/21 – Taken off notice in Senate Commerce & Labor Committee.
House Status 03/31/21 – House Business & Utilities Subcommittee deferred to the first calendar of 2022.
SB515/HB411 Campaign Signs or Posters on Private Property
Sponsors Sen. Briggs, Richard; Rep. Jernigan, Darren
Category Campaigns & Lobbying
Summary Expands the period of time before an election during which state or local government is prohibited from regulating certain political or campaign signs or posters on private property from “60 days before a general election” to “60 days before the first day of voting begins pursuant to the provisions governing early voting for a general election.” Broadly captioned.
Fiscal Note (Dated January 26, 2021) NOT SIGNIFICANT
Senate Status 01/12/22 – Set for Senate State & Local Government Committee 01/18/22.
House Status 04/01/21 – House passed.
SB511/HB547 Registration Required to Operate as a Commercial Dog Breeder
Sponsors Sen. Lundberg, Jon; Rep. Jernigan, Darren
Category Professions & Licensure
Summary Requires registration with the department commerce and insurance to operate as a commercial dog breeder. Specifies that the registration is renewed every two years and that the registrant must be at least 18 years of age. Creates inspection requirements for commercial dog breeders. Requires the commissioner of commerce and insurance to establish a fee schedule for registrations and inspections. Creates Class A misdemeanor offense for a person to knowingly operate as a commercial dog breeder without being registered.
Fiscal Note (Dated March 11, 2021) NOT SIGNIFICANT
Senate Status 03/17/21 – Taken off notice in Senate Energy, Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee.
House Status 02/10/21 – Referred to House Agriculture & Natural Resources Subcommittee.
SB498/HB611 Notice to Applicants Regarding Annual Charitable Gaming Event and Omnibus List
Sponsors Sen. Lundberg, Jon; Rep. Crawford, John
Category Lottery
Summary Clarifies that the secretary of state is to provide an applicant to conduct an annual charitable gaming event with written notice by certified mail upon exclusion of the event application from the omnibus list of approved applications.
Fiscal Note (Dated March 30, 2021) Increase State Expenditures – $200/FY21-22 and Subsequent Years /Division of Charitable Gaming
Senate Status 04/13/21 – Taken off notice in Senate State & Local Government Committee.
House Status 02/11/21 – Caption bill held on House clerk’s desk.
SB456/HB43 Prohibits Law Enforcement Surveillance on Private Property
Sponsors Sen. Bell, Mike; Rep. Faison, Jeremy
Category Criminal Law
Summary 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. Broadly captioned.
Amendment Summary House Criminal Justice Subcommittee amendment 1 (004387) allows law enforcement officers to enter private property to engage in electronic surveillance if they have obtained consent from the landowner or tenant of the property in the last year. Establishes that this legislation does not limit evidence collected from privately controlled monitoring devices, equipment worn by law enforcement officers or installed on law enforcement vehicles.
Fiscal Note (Dated January 11, 2021) NOT SIGNIFICANT
Senate Status 04/13/21 – Taken off notice in Senate Judiciary Committee.
House Status 03/31/21 – Taken off notice in House Criminal Justice Committee.
SB436/HB230 County Boards of Equalization – Virtual Complain Hearings
Sponsors Sen. Rose, Paul; Rep. Vaughan, Kevin
Category Taxes Property
Summary Removes discretion of county boards of equalization to not hold complaint hearings virtually if each participant in the hearing has an opportunity to participate in, to hear, and, if technically feasible, to see the entire proceedings while taking place.
Amendment Summary House amendment 1 (004518) deletes and replaces language of the original bill in order to clarify that a participant, at their discretion, may participate via the internet or by other electronic means in a county board of equalization’s complaint hearing, so long as the participant has access to technology that allows the participant to fully interact by audio and video with the board and other participants in the hearing.
Fiscal Note (Dated January 20, 2021) NOT SIGNIFICANT
Senate Status 02/10/21 – Referred to Senate State & Local Government Committee.
House Status 03/25/21 – House passed with amendment 1 (004518).
SB421/HB681 Payment of Franchise Taxes by Electronic Funds Transfer
Sponsors Sen. Yarbro, Jeff; Rep. Hawk, David
Category Taxes Business
Summary Authorizes the commissioner of revenue to accept, subject to the commissioner’s approval of a request made by a taxpayer, payment of franchise taxes by electronic funds transfer, including, but not limited to, bank customer preauthorized payments, wire transfers or ACH credits, or such other method as approved by the commissioner. Broadly captioned.
Fiscal Note (Dated March 13, 2021) NOT SIGNIFICANT
Senate Status 02/10/21 – Referred to Senate Finance, Ways & Means Committee.
House Status 02/20/21 – Referred to House Finance, Ways & Means Subcommittee.
SB330/HB381 Notice to Taxpayer Regarding Decision of Board of Equalization
Sponsors Sen. Lundberg, Jon; Rep. Crawford, John
Category Local Government
Summary Requires that the notice sent to a taxpayer by an equalization board established by a modified city manager-council regarding the board’s final decision on the taxpayer’s appeal of a tax assessment, be sent within five business days instead of five calendar days. Requires that any complaint challenging the legality of an appointment made by the county legislative body be filed with the chancery court of the county within 10 business days instead of 10 calendar days of the date of the appointment. Broadly captioned.
Fiscal Note (Dated January 23, 2021) NOT SIGNIFICANT
Senate Status 02/10/21 – Referred to Senate State & Local Government Committee.
House Status 02/10/21 – Caption bill held on House clerk’s desk.
SB325/HB393 Recommendation Submitted by a Regional Historic Zoning Commission
Sponsors Sen. Lundberg, Jon; Rep. Crawford, John
Category Property & Housing
Summary Requires that the recommendations submitted by a regional historic zoning commission to a county or municipal legislative body regarding the creation of a historic district or zone identify the statutory criteria or criterion met by the proposed historic zone or district. Broadly captioned.
Fiscal Note (Dated January 28, 2021) NOT SIGNIFICANT
Senate Status 02/10/21 – Referred to Senate State & Local Government Committee.
House Status 02/10/21 – Caption bill held on House clerk’s desk.
SB317/HB437 Regulates the Use of Installment Land Contracts for the Conveyance of Real Property
Sponsors Sen. Walley, Page; Rep. Haston, Kirk
Category Property & Housing
Summary Regulates the use of installment land contracts for the conveyance of real property. Specifies that this bill is not applicable to the sale of land by the state or a political subdivision of the state (27 pp.).
Fiscal Note (Dated February 1, 2021) NOT SIGNIFICANT
Senate Status 04/06/21 – Taken off notice in Senate Commerce & Labor Committee.
House Status 02/10/21 – Referred to House Property & Planning Subcommittee.
SB310/HB361 Rescue of Animals on Abandoned Property
Sponsors Sen. Powers, Bill; Rep. Russell, Lowell
Category Criminal Law
Summary Allows any officer of a governmental animal control agency to lawfully enter any property or dwelling that the officer reasonably believes is abandoned to rescue any non-livestock animal contained therein. Broadly captioned.
Amendment Summary Senate Judiciary Committee amendment 1, House amendment 1 (004563) specifies that an officer of a governmental animal control agency may enter a property if the entry is pursuant to a valid search warrant, a judicially recognized exception to the warrant requirement or the property owner’s consent.
Fiscal Note (Dated January 21, 2021) NOT SIGNIFICANT
Senate Status 04/13/21 – Failed in Senate Judiciary Committee.
House Status 04/15/21 – House passed with amendment 1 (004563).
SB294/HB198 Property Tax Reimbursement for Disabled Veterans
Sponsors Sen. Briggs, Richard; Rep. Zachary, Jason
Category Taxes Property
Summary Expands property tax relief for disabled veterans to include prior tax years if the United States department of veterans affairs determined that the veteran has acquired service connected permanent and total disability or disabilities.
Fiscal Note (Dated January 27, 2021) Increase State Expenditures – $1,191,000/FY21-22 Exceeds $1,191,000/FY22-23 and Subsequent Years
Senate Status 04/14/21 – Senate State & Local Government Committee deferred to 2022.
House Status 04/21/21 – House Finance, Ways & Means Subcommittee deferred to first calendar of 2022.
SB287/HB618 TACIR Report on Personal Property Exemption Amounts
Sponsors Sen. Niceley, Frank; Rep. Rudder, Iris
Category Property & Housing
Summary Requires TACIR, by January 1, 2022, to provide a report to the judiciary committee of the senate and the civil justice committee of the house of representatives detailing recommendations on whether personal property exemption amounts should be increased. Broadly captioned.
Fiscal Note (Dated January 22, 2021) NOT SIGNIFICANT
Senate Status 04/06/21 – Taken off notice in Senate Judiciary Committee.
House Status 04/06/21 – Taken off notice in House Civil Justice Subcommittee.
SB285/HB1145 Offensive of Critical Infrastructure Vandalism
Sponsors Sen. Rose, Paul; Rep. Grills, Rusty
Category Criminal Law
Summary Expands definition of critical infrastructure in the offense of critical infrastructure vandalism to include farms. Makes the destruction or interference with any farm at least a Class E felony. Broadly captioned.
Amendment Summary Senate amendment 1 (006700) deletes and replaces all language after the enacting clause such that the only substantive change is to specify a farm, for the purpose of the offense of criminal infrastructure vandalism, includes real property, vehicles, equipment, machinery, animals, or crops contained on a farm.
Fiscal Note (Dated January 30, 2021) NOT SIGNIFICANT
Senate Status 04/27/21 – Senate passed with amendment 1 (006700).
House Status 04/29/21 – House concurred in Senate amendment 1 (006700).
Executive Status 05/14/21 – Enacted as Public Chapter 0418 effective July 1, 2021.
SB287/HB369 Contracting Performed by Unlicensed Persons
Sponsors Sen. Rose, Paul; Rep. Williams, Ryan
Category Professions & Licensure
Summary Sets requirements for exemptions from contractor licensing requirements for real property owners who intend to construct a residential building on that real property. Requires notice of construction made to the board for licensing contractors and the register of deeds.
Fiscal Note (Dated January 23, 2021) NOT SIGNIFICANT
Senate Status 04/12/21 – Re-referred to Senate Calendar Committee.
House Status 03/29/21 – House passed.
SB191/HB873 Coffee County – Property Brough by a County at a Tax Sale
Sponsors Sen. Bowling, Janice; Rep. Bricken, Rush
Category Taxes Property
Summary Specifies that whenever Coffee County acquires property at a tax sale, any non-governmental entity holding a vested and duly recorded contractual right to the payment of fees or assessments secured by such property retains such right. Also specifies that Coffee County will be liable for the payment of such fees and assessments if the county makes actual use of the property purchased at the tax sale.
Fiscal Note (Dated February 5, 2021) NOT SIGNIFICANT
Senate Status 04/13/21 – Senate State & Local Government Committee deferred to first calendar of 2022.
House Status 04/26/21 – House passed.
SB178/HB151 Nonprofit Corporations – Annual Report for Secretary of State
Sponsors Sen. Lundberg, Jon; Rep. Zachary, Jason
Category Commercial Law
Summary Extends the deadline by which the secretary of state must submit a list to the commissioner of revenue of all new corporations licensed or authorized to operate in this state during the preceding month from the fifteenth of each month to the twentieth of each month. Broadly captioned.
Fiscal Note (Dated January 22, 2021) NOT SIGNIFICANT
Senate Status 02/08/21 – Referred to Senate Commerce & Labor Committee.
House Status 01/14/21 – Caption bill held on House clerk’s desk.
SB150/HB343 TACIR to Report Annually on Impact of Competitive Wireless Broadband Investment, Deployment, and Safety Act
Sponsors Sen. Briggs, Richard; Rep. Wright, Dave
Category Utilities
Summary Requires TACIR to annually report, instead of only report once, on the impact of the Competitive Wireless Broadband Investment, Deployment, and Safety Act of 2018. Broadly captioned.
Fiscal Note (Dated January 22, 2021) NOT SIGNIFICANT
Senate Status 02/08/21 – Referred to Senate Commerce & Labor Committee.
House Status 02/10/21 – Caption bill held on House clerk’s desk.
SB113/HB199 Stormwater Management – Abatement of Fees Owed by Property Owner
Sponsors Sen. Gardenhire, Todd; Rep. Vital, Greg
Category Environment & Nature
Summary Requires a municipality to abate the storm water fees owed by a property owner until such fees equal the construction costs of any holding or retention ponds constructed by the property owner pursuant to the Clean Water Act.
Amendment Summary Senate Energy, Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee amendment 1, House Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittee amendment 1 (004699) deletes and rewrites language of the original bill such that the substantive change limits applicability to 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organizations.
Fiscal Note Dated March 8, 2021) Decrease Local Revenue Exceeds $5,000,000/FY21-22 and Subsequent Years Other Fiscal Impact Local governments may increase storm water user fees charged to other customers to compensate, fully or partially, for recurring, mandatory, decreases in local revenue. The proposed language may result in mandatory increases in local government expenditures to maintain current operations, the extent and timing of which cannot reasonably be determined. *
Senate Status 03/17/21 – Senate Energy, Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee recommended with amendment 1 (004699). Sent to Senate Calendar Committee.
House Status 03/23/21 – House Agriculture & Natural Resources Subcommittee deferred to summer study after adopting amendment 1 (004699).
SB97/HB569 Requires Periodic Training for State Agency Heads
Sponsors Sen. Roberts, Kerry; Rep. Ragan, John
Category Government Regulation
Summary Requires each state agency head to complete periodic training for purposes of complying with the requirements of the “Regulatory Flexibility Act of 2007.” Broadly captioned.
Fiscal Note (Dated January 8, 2021) NOT SIGNIFICANT
Senate Status 01/13/21 – Referred to Senate Government Operations Committee.
House Status 02/10/21 – Referred to House Department & Agencies Subcommittee.