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Legislative Activity for Week of May 16, 2011

SENATE ACTIVITY

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HOUSE ACTIVITY

House Finance Subcommittee

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - HHR29 - 10:30 AM

HB 1380 by *Carr, et al. (*SB 0780 by *Ketron, Tracy, Beavers)

As introduced, enacts the "Lawful Immigration Enforcement Act."  The Chamber OPPOSES this bill with current amendments.

*HB 1003 by *Casada (SB 1915 by *Woodson, Ramsey)

As introduced, increases contribution limits to reflect change in the CPI; allows corporations to contribute to candidates; allows members of the general assembly and the governor to fundraise as candidates for other elective offices during session with certain restrictions. The Chamber SUPPORTS this bill.

HB 1097 by *Harwell, McCormick, Campbell (*SB 0725 by *Ramsey)

As introduced, abolishes certain statutorily created, legislative oversight committees and assigns certain responsibilities to certain legislative standing committees.

HB 0940 by *Johnson P (*SB 0664 by *Tracy)

As introduced, authorizes issuance of Tennessee cave salamander special license plates; funds produced from such plates deposited in wildlife resources fund for conservation of game species. This is the omnibus license plate bill.

*HB 1554 by *McCormick, Favors (SB 1334 by *Berke, Watson)

As introduced, authorizes industrial development corporations located in municipalities in which urban brownfield redevelopment projects are located to prepare and submit economic impact plans for the development of such projects.

HB 1994 by *McCormick (*SB 1519 by *Norris, McNally)

As introduced, revises various tax provisions including provisions regarding gains on sales of assets designated as goodwill and Class VII assets, local option taxes with respect to industrial and farm machinery, sales tax credits to dealers, and electronic tax return filings and payments.  This is the administration’s Technical Corrections bill.

HB 1989 by *McCormick, White (*SB 1523 by *Norris, et al.)

As introduced, allows any student in the charter school's jurisdiction to attend the school; authorizes the achievement school district to approve applications to create charter schools; removes the cap on the number of charter schools in the state.

*HB 1874 by *Niceley (SB 1638 by *Campfield)

As introduced, prohibits Tennessee from participating in the implementation of the federal REAL ID Act of 2005, which mandates a national identification card for each citizen of the United States. - Amends TCA Title 4 and Title 55.

*HB 0136 by *Sargent (SB 0529 by *McNally)

As introduced, deletes obsolete language for spring sales tax holiday.

*HB 0605 by *Sargent, et al. (SB 0615 by *Watson, et al.)

As introduced, removes loan companies and cemetery companies from tax on shares of stock.  The Chamber SUPPORTS this bill as it was reviewed and recommended by the Joint Select business Tax Committee.

HB 2009 by *Todd, McCormick, Hurley (*SB 1521 by *Norris, Faulk)

Tennessee Regulatory Authority - As introduced, decreases from four to three the number of directors for the authority by removing position presently filled by joint agreement among the governor, the speaker of the senate and the speaker of the house of representatives.

*HJR 0060 by *Turner M, Naifeh

Constitutional Amendments - Proposes an amendment to freeze state and local sales and use taxes at rate in effect in each taxing jurisdiction on November 4, 2014. -

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