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HB 543 – Public Safety

 by Judiciary Committee and Brannan and Payne (CO-SPONSORS) Andrade; Bankson; Barnaby; Black; Fine; Holcomb; Maggard; Massullo; Melo; Overdorf; Plakon; Rommel; Salzman; Sirois; Tramont; Yeager
Authorizes person to carry concealed weapon or firearm if he or she is licensed to do so or meets specified requirements; requires person who is carrying concealed weapon or firearm without license to carry identification & display upon demand by law enforcement; prohibits person who is carrying concealed weapon or firearm without license from carrying such weapon or firearm in specified locations; authorizes nonresident to carry concealed weapon or firearm in this state if he or she meets same requirements as resident; requires Office of Safe Schools to develop behavioral threat management operational process; authorizes private school to request sheriff in county of private school establish guardian program.
Effective Date: July 1, 2023
Last Event: Bill referred to House Calendar on Tuesday, February 28, 2023 6:27 PM

HB 0833 – Vacation Rentals

 by Duggan
Revises provisions relating to vacation rentals including taxes collected by advertising platforms; licensing; local registration; information included on advertising platforms.
Effective Date: upon becoming a law
Last Event: Added to Regulatory Reform & Economic Development Subcommittee agenda on Friday, March 24, 2023 4:22 PM
3/24/2023: House on Committee Agenda – Regulatory Reform & Economic Development Subcommittee, March 28, 2023, 2:00 p.m.
3/28/2023: House Favorable with CS by Regulatory Reform & Economic Development Subcommittee on 03/28/23; 12 Yeas, 3 Nays

HB 439 Land Use and Development Regulations

General Bill by McClain

Land Use and Development Regulations: Revises effect of special magistrate’s recommendation; revises local governmental entity notification requirements; revises types of data that comprehensive plans & plan amendments must be based on; requires local government to submit affidavit for specified purposes; requires that EDR be sole publisher of specified estimates; revises elements that must be included in comprehensive plan; revises frequency at which local government must evaluate its comprehensive plan; prohibits local government from adopting plan amendments when it fails to meet certain requirements; revises exceptions to applicability of land development regulations relating to single-family or two-family dwelling building design elements; requires AG to audit county transportation trust fund.

Effective Date: July 1, 2023

Last Event: Now in Local Administration, Federal Affairs & Special Districts Subcommittee on Wednesday, February 1, 2023 11:38 AM

HB 37 Financial Disclosures for Local Officials

General Bill by Ethics, Elections & Open Government Subcommittee and Roach (CO-SPONSORS) Chaney

Financial Disclosures for Local Officers: Requires specified local officers to file full & public disclosure of financial interests; excludes specified local officers from requirement to file statements of financial interests.

Effective Date: January 1, 2024

Last Event: Now in Local Administration, Federal Affairs & Special Districts Subcommittee on Monday, January 30, 2023 10:20 AM

HB 671 Residential Building Permits

General Bill by Esposito

Residential Building Permits: Removes provisions relating to acquiring building permits for certain residential dwellings; requires local jurisdiction to reduce permit fees; revises timeframes for approving or denying building permits; specifies when permit application is deemed complete & sufficient; requires opportunity for in-person or virtual meeting before second request for additional information may be made; reduces permit fees if certain timeframes are not met; specifies that permit requirements apply to single-family residential units & single-family residential dwellings; requires that local governments follow prescribed timeframes unless local ordinance is more stringent.

Effective Date: July 1, 2023

Last Event: Filed on Wednesday, February 8, 2023 5:19 PM

HB 401 Sovereign Immunity

General Bill by Beltran

Sovereign Immunity: Removes statutory limits on liability for tort claims against state & its agencies & subdivisions; revises requirements for government entity to settle claim or judgment; revises timeframes within which claim must be presented & within which agency must make final disposition of claim after it is filed to prevent claim from being deemed denied; revises exceptions relating to instituting actions on claims against state or one of its agencies or subdivision.

Effective Date: October 1, 2024

Last Event: Added to Civil Justice Subcommittee agenda on Thursday, February 2, 2023 3:41 PM