Legislation Sponsored by Shaw Blackmon (6)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 5/7/2024

HB 0063 NeutralHealth Insurance - Mandatory Commissions for Agents for Certain Policies Shaw Blackmon
1/24/2017 House Second Readers Insurance --
General County Government Health and Human Services Insurance Insurance Larry Ramsey
This legislation requires health insurance providers to pay 4% to 5% of premium to the agents who sell the insurance for smaller employers -- those employing less than 50 individuals. This may affect smaller counties in thier role as employers if those premiums exceed the current agent compensation structure and if those costs are passed along to counties (and employees) in the form of higher premiums.
HB 0064 NeutralHealth Insurance - Mandatory and Non-Discriminatory Commissions to Agents Shaw Blackmon
7/1/2018 Effective Date Insurance Insurance and Labor -
General County Government Health and Human Services Insurance Insurance Larry Ramsey
This bill requires health insurance providers to pay agents selling their insurance a commission and to do so in a non-discriminatory fashion. No specifice commission structure is specified. 
HB 0340 SupportTitle Ad Valorem Tax on Vehicles - Change Distribution Formula Shaw Blackmon
1/1/2018 Effective Date Ways & Means Finance -
2017/02/17-Report 2017/03/06 - Report 2017/03/24 - Report Larry Ramsey Property Tax
Revenue & Finance

As introduced, this bill provides for the comprehensive revision of the distribution of state and local TAVT proceeds. First, during a four-year phase in period, counties (and other local governments) first receive proceeds based upon the 2012 tax year ad valorem collections minus the amount of ad valorem tax collected in the current month. During that phase-in period, the remaining amount is split between the state and local governments on a graduated scale that shifts more money to the local governments. Following the phase in period, all vehicle ad valorem taxes and TAVT proceeds are split 30 percent to the state and 70 percent to local government. During the phase in period, the distribution of local TAVT proceeds among counties, schools, and cities remains the same as at present. Under a proposed substitute to the original bill, beginning in 2022 the county/schools/cities split would be at the average percentages those entities received from 2018 through 2021. More information is available here

As passed by the Senate Finance Committee, the above changes to the state/local distribution of TAVT was removed from the bill. As ultimately approved by both the Senate and House, HB 340 only changes the formula for calculation of TAVT on leased vehicles.

HB 0470 NeutralState Grant Program for Military Communities Shaw Blackmon
7/1/2017 Effective Date Economic Development & Tourism Economic Development and Tourism -
Econ. Dev. & Transportation Economic Development Larry Ramsey
This legislation establishes a grant program supporting military communities.
HB 0858 NegotiatingOccupation Tax - Expansion of Businesses Exempt from Gross Receipts Tax Shaw Blackmon
2/12/2018 House Second Readers Ways and Means --
2018/02/09 Report 2018/02/16 Report Business and Occupation Tax Larry Ramsey Revenue & Finance
This bill adds more professions/occupations to the so-called "$400.00 Club" and will allow contractors and others who are required to be licensed by the state to choose what type and amount of occupation tax they pay. They can choose the amount that would otherwise be determined under general law, or, they can choose a set amount of $400.00. Importantly, anyone in this 'club' cannot be required to provide local government with any information regarding gross receipts. The author has agreed to pursue a study committee rather than this bill.


HR 1258 NeutralOccupational Taxes - Study Committee Shaw Blackmon
2/23/2018 House Second Readers Special Rules --
2018/02/23 Report Business and Occupation Tax Larry Ramsey Revenue & Finance
This resolution creates the House Study Committee on Equitable Taxation under the Business and Occupation Taxes and Fees. It calls for a comprehensive study of whether all businesses and occupations are treated equitably with respect to those taxes and fees.
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