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WYOMING REALTORS® 2019 BILLS - Week 6

February 18, 2019

 

We're heading into the home stretch of the Wyoming Legislative session.  There are only 7 working days left, if they adjourn as planned.  I've attached this week's update on the bills we're following.  This week the House killed the Community Development District bill and the Senate killed the Tourism Improvement District bill.  There appears to be a growing rift between the Senate and the House, but as soon as the budget bill is concurred (both houses agreeing to one version), things should calm down.  

Thanks to all of you that made it last week to the Wyoming REALTORS legislative meetings.  Big shout out to President Dennis Baker for running a great event.  Thanks,  L.

 

 

HB0093 Tourism improvement districts.

Sponsored By: Zwonitzer

 

AN ACT relating to counties, cities and towns; authorizing the establishment of tourism improvement districts as specified; specifying requirements; providing definitions; specifying duties and powers of tourism improvement districts; authorizing assessments; providing for a limitation on actions; and providing for an effective date.

 

WYOMING REALTOR®POSITION:  SUPPORT

 

STATUS:  Referred to the Corporations Committee, received a do pass recommendation, placed on General File. Passed the House; Passed 32-26-2.  Referred to the Senate Corporations Committee, recommended Do Pass, FAILED the Senate 13-17. DEAD

 

HB0127 Tax Refund to Elderly & Disabled

Sponsored by: Hallinan

 

AN ACT relating to taxation and revenue; amending eligibility criteria for the tax refund to the elderly and disabled program; providing an appropriation; and providing for an effective date.

 

WYOMING REALTOR®POSITION:  MONITOR

 

STATUS:  Received for introduction, referred to the Revenue Committee which recommended a do pass.  Passed the House; Referred to the Senate Revenue Committee, recommended Do Pass, rereferred to the Senate Appropriations Committee.  No hearing date set.

 

HB 0131 Build Wyoming-amendments

Sponsored by: Harshman

 

AN ACT relating to administration of government; clarifying that the build Wyoming loan program is a revolving, continuing loan program; clarifying the amount of funds that may be loaned to political subdivisions for infrastructure projects and road or street projects; and providing for an effective date.

 

WYOMING REALTOR®POSITION:  SUPPORT

 

STATUS:  Received for introduction, referred to the Minerals Committee, received a Do Pass recommendation; Passed House 51-8-1.  Referred to the Senate Revenue Committee, recommended Do Pass, on 3rdreading on February 19th.

 

HB0149 Abandoned buildings revitalization.

Sponsored By: Furphy

 

AN ACT relating to cities and towns; providing a tax credit for expenditures to improve abandoned buildings; providing for designation of abandoned buildings; and providing for an effective date.

 

WYOMING REALTOR®POSITION:  SUPPORT

 

STATUS:  Passed the House; Referred to the Senate Minerals Committee, heard on 2/15, laid back.  There appears to be some serious flaws in the bill.  We will be asking for an Interim Study.

 

HB0196 Local regulation-subdivisions.

Sponsored By: Duncan

 

AN ACT relating to real estate subdivisions; amending exemptions for subdivisions; limiting the power of county commissioners regarding subdivision exemptions; and providing for an effective date.

 

WYOMING REALTOR®POSITION:  SUPPORT

 

STATUS:  Passed the House.  Referred to the Senate Corporations Committee, recommended Do Pass, placed on General File.

 

HB0214 Real Estate Brokers – retention of records

Sponsored by: MacGuire

 

AN ACT relating to real estate brokers; decreasing the length of time licensed real estate brokers must keep and maintain records of real estate transactions; and providing for an effective date.

 

WYOMING REALTOR®POSITION:  SUPPORT

 

STATUS:  Passed the House.  Referred to the Senate Corporations Committee, recommended Do Pass, placed on General File.

 

 

HB0290 Property redemption.

Sponsored By: Zwonitzer

 

AN ACT relating to the code of civil procedure; modifying provisions relating to the sale and redemption of realty sold under mortgage foreclosure or execution; creating a definition; authorizing a certificate of sale as specified; creating a purchaser's right of entry as specified; and providing for an effective date.

 

WYOMING REALTOR®POSITION:  SUPPORT with an amendment

 

STATUS:  Passed the House; Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee, recommended Do Pass, placed on General File.

 

HJ0008 Free and fair elections.

Sponsored By: Zwonitzer

 

A JOINT RESOLUTION urging Congress to propose a constitutional amendment ensuring free and fair elections.

 

WYOMING REALTOR®POSITION:  SUPPORT

 

STATUS:  Passed the House, referred to the Senate Corporations Committee, hearing set for 2/20.

 

SF0016 Community development districts.

Sponsored By: CORPORATIONS

 

AN ACT relating to cities and towns; authorizing municipalities to create community development districts as specified; specifying requirements; providing definitions; specifying duties and powers of community development districts and district boards of directors; authorizing assessments; specifying duties of municipalities; amending definitions; and providing for an effective date.

 

WYOMING REALTOR®POSITION:  SUPPORT

 

STATUS:  Passed the Senate 23-6-1; Referred to the Corporations Committee in the House, recommended Do Pass; failed on third reading in the House; 25-31-4  DEAD

 

SF0018 Campaign finance revisions.

Sponsored By: CORPORATIONS

 

AN ACT relating to elections; modifying restriction on contribution of funds to political candidates for the general election as specified; modifying requirements for filing campaign reports as specified; requiring the filing of campaign reports relating to electioneering communications; amending campaign advertising provisions; repealing provisions relating to political speech by certain organizations; repealing archaic language; making conforming amendments; and providing for an effective date.

 

WYOMING REALTOR®POSITION:  MONITOR

 

STATUS:  Passed the Senate 23-7; Referred to the Corporations Committee, recommended Do Pass, passed the House, signed by the Governor!  DONE!

 

SF0044 Multiple employer welfare arrangements.

Sponsored By: LABOR

 

AN ACT relating to insurance; establishing licensing and fee requirements for multiple employer welfare arrangements as specified; providing rulemaking authority; specifying applicability; and providing for effective dates.

 

WYOMING REALTOR®POSITION:  MONITOR

 

STATUS:  Referred to the Labor Committee; passed the Senate 22-4. Referred to the Labor Committee in the House, received a Do Pass recommendation, passed the House 56-0-4 with amendments, awaiting concurrence.

 

SF0049 County zoning authority-private schools.

Sponsored By: Bebout

 

AN ACT relating to counties; exempting private schools from county zoning authority as specified; and providing for an effective date.

 

WYOMING REALTOR®POSITION:  MONITOR

 

STATUS:  Passed the Senate; assigned to the House Corporations Committee, recommended Do Pass, placed on General File.

 

SF0070 Landowner and lessee liability limitations.

Sponsored By: Driskill

 

AN ACT relating to recreation liability; specifying that a landowner is not liable for damages or injuries to a third party caused by a person using the land for recreational purposes; specifying conditions under which a state lands lessee is not liable to users of improvements on those lands; and providing for an effective date.

 

WYOMING REALTOR®POSITION:  SUPPORT

 

STATUS:  Passed the Senate 28-0-2, Passed the House 56-0-4, Enrolled, off to the Governor!

 

SF0083 Real Estate Appraisers-Licensing Amendments

Sponsored By: Pappas

 

AN ACT relating to real estate appraisers; creating new definitions; authorizing the certified real estate appraiser board to allow temporary permits; modifying exam prerequisites and experience requirements; modifying provisions relating to management company registration and regulation; updating grounds for disciplinary proceedings; and providing for an effective date.

 

WYOMING REALTOR®POSITION:  STRONGLY SUPPORT

 

STATUS:  Passed the Senate 30-0.  Referred to the House Corporations Committee, recommended Do Pass, passed the House, 56-0-4, Enrolled, off to the Governor!

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