County Government - As introduced, restricts the ability of a county legislative body to eliminate line items included in a budget submitted by the administrator of elections. - Amends TCA Title 2, Chapter 12, Part 1 and Title 5.
  • Bill History
  • Amendments
  • Video
  • Summary
  • Fiscal Note
  • Votes
  • Actions For SB0478Date
    Assigned to Gen. Sub of S. F,W&M Comm.05/21/2011
    Action def. in S. F,W&M Comm. to 5/19/201105/18/2011
    Placed on S. FW&M Comm. cal. for 5/18/201105/17/2011
    Rec. for pass. w/ am., ref. to S. FW&M Comm. Ayes 6, Nays 1 PNV 105/09/2011
    R/S #83(8) to be heard in S. S&L Gov. Comm. on 5/9/201105/05/2011
    Placed on S. S&L Govt. Comm. cal. for 5/9/201105/04/2011
    Action Def. in S. S&L Govt. Comm. to 5/10/201105/03/2011
    Placed on S. S&L Govt. Comm. cal. for 5/3/201105/02/2011
    R/S #83(8) to be heard in S. S&LGov. Comm. 5/3/1105/02/2011
    Action Def. in S. S&L Govt. Comm. to 5/3/201105/02/2011
    Placed on S. S&L Govt. Comm. cal. for 5/2/201104/26/2011
    Action Def. in S. S&L Govt. Comm. to 5/3/201104/26/2011
    Placed on S. S&L Govt. Comm. cal. for 4/26/201104/20/2011
    Action Def. in S. S&L Govt. Comm. to 4/19/201104/12/2011
    Placed on S. S&L Govt. Comm. cal. for 4/12/201104/07/2011
    Action Def. in S. S&L Govt. Comm. to 4/12/201104/05/2011
    Placed on S. S&L Govt. Comm. cal. for 4/5/201103/30/2011
    P2C, ref. to S. S&L Govt. Comm.02/14/2011
    Intro., P1C.02/10/2011
    Sponsor(s) Added.02/10/2011
    Filed for intro.02/09/2011
    Actions For HB0453Date
    Action Def. in s/c Finance Subcommittee to 5/19/201105/19/2011
    Placed on s/c cal Finance Subcommittee for 5/19/201105/19/2011
    Placed Behind the Budget 05/18/2011
    Placed on s/c cal Finance Subcommittee for 5/18/201105/17/2011
    Action Def. in s/c Finance Subcommittee to 5/18/201105/17/2011
    Placed on s/c cal Finance Subcommittee for 5/18/201105/11/2011
    Action Def. in s/c Finance Subcommittee to 5/18/201105/04/2011
    Placed on s/c cal Finance Subcommittee for 5/4/201104/27/2011
    Assigned to s/c Finance Subcommittee04/27/2011
    Rec. for Pass. if Am. ref. to: Finance, Ways & Means Committee04/26/2011
    Placed on cal. State & Local Government Committee for 4/26/201104/20/2011
    Action Def. in State & Local Government Committee to 4/26/201104/19/2011
    Placed on cal. State & Local Government Committee for 4/19/201104/13/2011
    Rec. For Pass. by s/c ref. to State & Local Government Committee 04/13/2011
    Placed on s/c cal S&LG Subcommittee for 4/13/201104/06/2011
    Assigned to s/c General Sub of S&LG02/16/2011
    P2C, ref. to State & Local Government Committee02/10/2011
    Intro., P1C.02/09/2011
    Filed for intro.02/08/2011
  • AmendmentsFiscal Memos
    SA0496Amendment 1-1 to SB0478 
    AmendmentsFiscal Memos
    HA0333Amendment 1-1 to HB0453Fiscal Memo for HA0333 (7215)  

    NOTE: Each fiscal memorandum applies only to the amendment(s) identified in the memorandum. The fiscal memorandum must be matched to any amendments that have been adopted.

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  • Fiscal Summary

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    Bill Summary

    This bill specifies the discretion that election commissions have to set their own budgets.

    Present law generally requires each county to fund the operations of its election commission. If a county fails to appropriate funds sufficient to pay expenses that are reasonably necessary for the discharge of the statutorily mandated duties of its county election commission, the commission is authorized to petition the chancery court of the county in which such election commission is located to compel the appropriation of such funds.

    This bill specifies that counties do not have the authority to revise or restrict the budget as submitted by the administrator of elections. This bill designates clear and convincing evidence of unreasonableness as the burden of proof that a county must meet in order to defeat the commission's petition to compel an appropriation. This bill requires that the county must pay the commission's legal fees that are associated with the commission's funding.

    This bill requires that each county election commission must submit its budget to the appropriate county legislative body on or before April 1 of each year.

  • No fiscal note for this bill.
  • House Floor and Committee Votes

              HB0453 by Weaver - HOUSE LOCAL GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE:
    Recommended for passage w/amendments- refer to: Finance, Ways & Means Committee 4/26/2011
              Voice Vote - Ayes Prevail

              HB0453 by Weaver - HOUSE LOCAL GOVERNMENT SUBCOMMITTEE:
    Recommended for passage - refer to: State & Local Government Committee 4/13/2011
              Voice Vote - Ayes Prevail

    Senate Floor and Committee Votes

    SB0478 by Beavers - SENATE STATE & LOCAL GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE:
    Recommended for passage w/amendments- refer to: S. FW&M Comm. 5/9/2011
    Passed
              Ayes................................................6
              Noes................................................1

              Senators voting aye were: Faulk, Haynes, Ketron, Norris, Tracy, Yager -- 6.
              Senators voting no were: Campfield -- 1.