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Resolution RS2020-257

A resolution expressing the Metropolitan Council’s support for SB2908/HB2013, currently pending before the Tennessee General Assembly, which would allow metropolitan governments to enact an impact fee or privilege tax on development under certain circumstances.

WHEREAS, under Tennessee Code Annotated § 67-4-2913, the Tennessee General Assembly authorized the assessment of an impact fee or privilege tax upon development under certain circumstances. However, the provisions of Tenn. Code Ann. § 67-4-2913 do not extend to the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County; and

WHEREAS, Senator Steve Dickerson of Nashville, Tennessee and Representative Darren Jernigan of Nashville, Tennessee have introduced legislation before the Tennessee General Assembly (SB2908/HB2013) which would amend Tennessee Code Annotated § 67-4-2913 to allow metropolitan governments to enact an impact fee or privilege tax on development under certain circumstances; and

WHEREAS, upon enactment, SB2908/HB2013 would allow the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County to enact an impact fee on development, or a privilege tax on development, after June 1, 2020 and until May 31, 2026, provided that the county experienced a seven percent (7%) or more increase in population during 2011-2015, or over a subsequent four-year period, according to United States census bureau population estimates; and

WHEREAS, if enacted, this legislation would allow the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County to apply the same impact fees and development taxes that surrounding Middle Tennessee counties have applied for years, providing an equitable and sustainable means of keeping pace with rapid growth and development.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:

Section 1. That the Metropolitan County Council hereby goes on record as supporting the state legislation proposed under SB2510/HB2092, currently pending before the Tennessee General Assembly.

Section 2. That the Metropolitan County Council further requests that the Davidson County Delegation to the Tennessee General Assembly support SB2908/HB2013, as well as other such legislation that would allow metropolitan governments to enact an impact fee or privilege tax upon development under certain circumstances.

Section 3. That the Metropolitan Clerk is directed to send a copy of this Resolution to each member of the Davidson County Delegation to the Tennessee General Assembly.

Section 4. That this Resolution shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.

Sponsor(s)

Colby Sledge, Zachary Young, Joy Styles, Jennifer Gamble, Tanaka Vercher, Bob Nash, Erin Evans, Sharon Hurt, Emily Benedict, Thom Druffel, Russ Bradford, Brandon Taylor, Burkley Allen, Courtney Johnston

Legislative History

Referred toBudget and Finance Committee

IntroducedMarch 17, 2020

Deferred to April 7, 2020March 17, 2020

Indefinitely deferredApril 7, 2020

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Last Modified: 04/13/2020 11:54 AM