Section 11-80-8.1

Enactment of ordinances, resolutions, etc., controlling rent charged for leasing private property prohibited.

(a) As used in this section, "local governmental unit" means any political subdivision of this state including, but not limited to, a county, city, town, or municipality, if the political subdivision provides local government services in a geographically limited area of this state as its primary purpose and it has the power to act primarily on behalf of that area.

(b) A local governmental unit shall not enact, maintain, or enforce an ordinance, resolution, or rule that would have the effect of controlling the amount of rent charged for leasing private property. This section does not impair the right of any local governmental unit to manage and control property in which the local governmental unit has a property interest.

(Acts 1993, No. 93-421, p. 707, §§1, 2.)