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HB 7: Local Government Fiscal Transparency

GENERAL BILL by Burton ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Ahern ; Ingoglia

Local Government Fiscal Transparency; Revises Legislative Auditing Committee duties; specifies purpose of local government fiscal transparency requirements; requires local governments to post certain voting record information on websites; requires property appraisers & local governments to post certain property tax information & history on websites; requires public notices for public hearings & meetings prior to certain increases of local government tax levies; specifies noticing & advertising requirements; requires local governments to conduct debt affordability analyses under specified conditions; provides method for local governments that do not operate website to post certain required information.

Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Last Action: 3/10/2018 Senate - Died in Community Affairs
Bill Text: PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Community Affairs (CA)
  2. Appropriations (AP)
  3. Rules (RC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
8/23/2017 House • Filed
8/30/2017 House • Referred to Ways and Means Committee -HJ 12
10/3/2017 House • On Committee agenda-- Ways and Means Committee, 10/10/17, 3:00 pm, Morris Hall
10/10/2017 House • Favorable by- Ways and Means Committee; YEAS 15 NAYS 4 -HJ 250
• Placed on Calendar -HJ 250
1/8/2018 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 01/11/18
1/9/2018 House • Introduced -HJ 12
1/11/2018 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 300
• Placed on 3rd reading
1/12/2018 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 333
• Passed; YEAS 91 NAYS 12 -HJ 333
1/24/2018 Senate • In Messages
1/30/2018 Senate • Referred to Community Affairs; Appropriations; Rules -SJ 248
1/31/2018 Senate • Received -SJ 248
3/10/2018 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Community Affairs