Less Government, Lower Taxes and More Freedom – 2014 Legislative Session Day 15

In the Local Government Committee today, we’re hearing testimony on four bills and may take Executive Action on seven bills. House Bill 2298 expands the list of capital projects upon which specific real estate excise tax proceeds can be used to include technology infrastructure, including hardware and software.

House Bill 2442 authorizes counties, if they are disbursing employee salaries and wages electronically in accordance with written requests from 25 or more employees, to use an electronic payment method for all county employees and specifies that the use of an electronic payment method for all county employees must be approved, by ordinance, by the county legislative authority.

House Bill 2481 requires the State Building Code Council (Council) to adopt rules by December 1, 2014, that require space to be provided at new apartment houses, assisted living facilities, dormitories, and fraternities and sororities, for the collection and periodic transfer off-site of food and yard waste and requires the Council to exempt from the adopted rules new buildings located in areas that do not receive curbside collection service of food and yard wastes in accordance with a solid waste management plan.

House Bill 2547 authorizes, until December 31, 2020, the creation of less than countywide port districts in counties without port districts and specifies election provisions for the initial port district commissioners of the newly created district

The seven bills that may receive Executive Action are House Bills 1040, 2186, 2187, 2214, 2218, 2249, and 2301.

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