|Committee: Governmental Affairs||Sponsor: Elliott|
|Analyst: Vee Mosely||Date: 02/03/2021|
Senate Bill 107 as introduced: (1) prohibits municipalities from further extending their police jurisdictions; (2) limits the territorial jurisdiction of a municipal planning commission to the land located within the corporate limit of the municipality; (3) provides that a municipality may not regulate the construction of buildings within the police jurisdiction of the municipality; (4) provides that no business license tax or other municipal fees may be levied in the police jurisdiction of municipalities; and (5) provides that any taxes and fees levied in the police jurisdiction shall be audited for compliance to ensure they were expended in the police jurisdiction.
These changes would: (1) increase the obligations of counties to regulate the construction of subdivisions where municipalities previously provided the service by an undetermined amount, while simultaneously resulting in a decrease in the fiscal and administrative obligations of the municipality; (2) increase the fiscal and administrative obligations of municipalities by an undetermined amount to provide an audit report to the Department of Examiners of Public Accounts; and (3) decrease revenues of any non-compliant municipality that fails to remedy the noncompliance within 12 months by an undetermined amount dependent upon the amount of licenses and taxes those municipalities collect in their police jurisdictions and how long it would take them to provide an audit proving them to be in compliance.
As amended and reported by the Committee on Governmental Affairs, limits the territorial jurisdiction of a municipal planning commission to certain lands in the police jurisdiction of the municipality.
|Jimmy Holley, Chairperson|