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S 0506 - Allows a county legislative authority to declare a state of emergency related to a city housing authority

Tracking Level: Of Interest
Sponsor: Darrell Jackson (D)
Last Action: 5/8/2019 - House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary
Senate Committee: LCI
House Committee: Judy
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

04.11.2019 The Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. If an emergency is declared, the amendment would allow a legislative delegation to suspend a housing authority’s executive director and commissioners. The mayor would appoint an interim executive director, and the council would retain its authority to appoint new commissioners. The amendment also expands the housing authority’s legislative delegation to include legislators from counties outside of the home county if there are units within other counties.  
04.03.2019 The Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Regulatory and Local Government subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment allows the legislative delegation to declare the emergency but allows the council to appoint new commissioners.
03.13.2019 The Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Regulatory and Local Government subcommittee carried this bill over.
Summary of the bill as introduced: Allows a county legislative authority to declare a state of emergency related to city housing authorities, which results in the suspension of housing authority commissioners. The bill also allows the mayor of the municipality in which the housing authority is located to review the suspension of the commissioners.


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S 0506 General Bill, By Jackson
Similar (H 4006)
Summary: City Housing Authorities
    A BILL TO AMEND ARTICLE 5, CHAPTER 3, TITLE 31 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO CITY HOUSING AUTHORITIES, TO PROVIDE FOR THE CIRCUMSTANCES UNDER WHICH A COUNTY LEGISLATIVE DELEGATION MAY DECLARE A STATE OF EMERGENCY, TO PROVIDE THAT A STATE OF EMERGENCY RESULTS IN THE SUSPENSION OF HOUSING AUTHORITY COMMISSIONERS, TO PROVIDE FOR A REVIEW OF THE SUSPENSION BY THE MAYOR OF THE MUNICIPALITY IN WHICH THE HOUSING AUTHORITY EXISTS, TO PROVIDE FOR THE PERMANENT REMOVAL FROM OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONERS UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, AND TO PROVIDE FOR NEW COMMISSIONERS WHEN NECESSARY.
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02/13/19Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 5)
02/13/19Senate Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry (Senate Journal-page 5)
04/11/19Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Labor, Commerce and Industry (Senate Journal-page 5)
04/23/19Senate Committee Amendment Adopted (Senate Journal-page 9)
04/23/19Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 9)
04/23/19Senate Roll call Ayes-41 Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 9)
05/02/19Senate Read third time and sent to House (Senate Journal-page 49)
05/08/19House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 20)
05/08/19House Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 20)



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