Municipalities

2020 Regular Session

Municipalities

Bill Number Bill Description Bill Status
SB 2065
Not Rated
Municipalities; establish expedited procedure to acquire and clear title on abandoned heir property. Alive
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SB 2081
Not Rated
Municipally owned waterworks; prohibit from charging higher rates to certain customers in another municipality. Alive
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SB 2114
Good Policy
Golf carts and low-speed vehicles; authorize municipalities to permit operation on municipal streets. Alive
Analysis: This bill authorizes local municipalities to be the sole deciders on road permits for Golf carts and low-speed vehicles in their jurisdiction. Decentralization of authority on trivial matters such as permits for golf carts and other low-speed vehicles is prudent as local government is typically more equipped to handle their own local issues.
SB 2189
Not Rated
Vaping; prohibit possession of alternative nicotine products by those under 18. Alive
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SB 2196
Good Policy
Local governmental entities; prohibit from requiring a license for certain businesses operated by a minor. Alive
Analysis: This bill prohibits any local government from requiring licenses or permits from small, temporary businesses run by minors. Heavy-handed government regulations exist on nearly all businesses in the state, this bill would exempt narrowly-focused entrepreneurial activities run by minors, such as lemonade stands, from these regulations.
SB 2200
Good Policy
Light wine and beer; authorize election in certain county seats to legalize the sale of light wine and beer. Alive
Analysis: This bill authorizes any city that is a county seat to hold an election on legalizing light wine and beer in the city. This is a step in the right direction, however, the decision to purchase or consume alcohol should be made by the individual, not the state.
SB 2266
Neutral
Municipal courts; authorize to hold court at municipal detention facilities. Alive
Analysis: This bill authorizes municipal judges to hold court at the designated detention center of that municipality.
SB 2305
Not Rated
Ad valorem taxes; consider annexed business 'new enterprise' for purposes of eligibility for certain municipal tax exemptions. Alive
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SB 2375
Not Rated
Garbage collection liens; expire after seven years. Alive
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SB 2411
Not Rated
Zoning-enforcement actions; authorize recovery of attorney's fees and costs by local authorities. Alive
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SB 2421
Not Rated
Municipalities; establish expedited procedure to acquire and clear title on tax-forfeited lands. Alive
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SB 2529
Not Rated
Municipal annexation; require an election be held in the proposed annexed territory. Alive
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SB 2537
Not Rated
Local governments; prohibit from imposing penalties or fines on security companies when false security alarm occurs. Alive
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SB 2538
Not Rated
County-owned and municipality-owned animal shelters; require to spay or neuter cats and dogs. Alive
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SB 2583
Neutral
2018 Transportation and Infrastructure Improvements Fund; clarify provision relating to City of Guntown. Alive
Analysis: This bill authorizes more allowable uses for funds from the 2018 Transportation and Infrastructure Improvements Fund in the city of Guntown. This does not amount to an increase in funding, only a change in what the funding is authorized to be used for in the city,
SB 2701
Not Rated
Standup electric scooters; authorize local governing authorities to regulate. Alive
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SB 2708
Not Rated
Municipal officials; provide mandatory education and training requirements. Alive
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SB 2837
Not Rated
Parking and business improvement areas; allow certain counties to establish. Alive
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SB 2845
Not Rated
Alcoholic beverages; allow governing authorities of a certain municipality to designate property as qualified resort area. Alive
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SB 2846
Not Rated
Alcoholic beverages; allow municipalities that have established qualified resort areas to permit sale of. Alive
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SB 2855
Not Rated
Buffer zone free speech preemption for municipalities; authorize. Alive
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SB 2856
Not Rated
Municipalities; allow certain to establish overdue water/sewer bill programs. Alive
Analysis:
KEY: * = Amended % = 3/5ths Vote Required V = Vetoed
  $ = Revenue @ = Exempted From Deadline P = Partially Vetoed