HB 2371/SB 2464 (Carter/Watson)

Please help us support House Bill 2371 & Senate Bill 2464.

Representatives: Mike Carter (House) & Bo Watson (Senate)

This bill removes sections from current law to pre-1998 requirements only allowing opt-in annexation or voting annexation by residents. All annexation by ordinance is removed from existing law.

Why is this better?

By removing the city ordinance provisions, no financial note (financial impact to implement) is required and will not go to the financial committee, who wants to kill all annexation bills. This solution moves it through the process faster.

Why is bill different than HB 2026?

There are key individuals in charge of certain committee groups who feel threaten if citizens have the Right 2 Vote on annexation and dry up funding by cities. These individuals will use every procedural maneuver to prevent a vote on the issue.

Read House Bill Click Here

Read Senate Bill Click Here

Rep Carter/Senator Watson also support bills HB 0590/ SB 0869 to ensure citizens have every chance for the “Right to Vote” on annexation.

3 Responses to HB 2371/SB 2464 (Carter/Watson)

  1. Pingback: New House Bill Introduced; Repeal Annex By Ordinance | Right 2 Vote Tennessee

  2. Two bills to End Forced Annexation in Tennessee (HB590 & HB2371);
    A layman’s understanding of status as of Friday, February 14,
    Representative Micah Van Huss’s bill (HB 590):
    1. HB590, by Van Huss, advanced through the House Finance, Ways & Means subcommittee Wednesday, Feb12 and is now on the agenda for the full Finance, Ways & Means Committee next Tuesday, Feb 18, at 3 PM in room HHR15. HB590 had advanced through the Local Government committees during the 2013 session.
    2. At Wednesday’s subcommittee meeting HB590 was amended to eliminate need for the significant cost fiscal note.
    3. Passage at next Tuesday’s Finance, Ways & Means committee hearing, chaired by Representative Charles Sargent, will clear HB590 to proceed to the House Calendar & Rules committee.
    4. The Calendar & Rules committee’s primary purpose is to set a date for hearing and vote on the full house floor. However in the past they have: Returned bills to committee, Delayed bills and even Amended bills advanced to them. Only after clearing Calendar& Rules will HB 590 go to the floor for full house debate & vote.
    5. HB590’s companion bill, SB 869, sponsored by Sen Crowe has been assigned to Senator Ken Yager’s Senate State and Local Committee.
    6. We eagerly look forward to Senator Crowe’s placement of SB869 on notice, after which plans for advancement will be developed & implemented

    Representative Mike Carter’s bill (HB 2371):
    1. HB2371 is now scheduled for its first hearing next Wednesday, before the House Local Government subcommittee, chaired by Representative Joe Carr, at 12 Noon, Room HHR30, agenda item #7. HB2371’s fiscal note, has been assessed as non-controlling with respect to bill routing and therefore does not dictate passage through the Finance committees. We look forward to advancement.
    2. The House Local Government full committee, chaired by Representative Mathew Hill, will be HB2371’s next hurdle. That hearing should occur the following week.
    3. After passage by the Local Government Committee, HB2371 will be set on the next available agenda of the House Calendar & Rules committee. Only after clearing Calendar & Rules will HB2371 go to the floor for full house debate & vote.
    4. 2371’s companion bill, SB2464 by Senator Bo Watson, has been assigned to Senator Ken Yager’s Senate, State & Local committee.
    5. We eagerly look forward to Senator Watson’s placement of SB2464 on notice, after which plans for advancement will be developed & implemented

  3. DH Andrew says:

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++SB2464/HB2371, the End of Forced Annexation in Tennessee Act; update & required action
    Tuesday, March 18 was a milestone day in Tennessee’s movement to End Forced Annexation (EFA). Two R2V-EFA bills cleared the Senate State & Local committee. This essentially ensures passage of a good EFA bill and supports advancement of an even better bill. SB 869 is now poised for senate floor consideration to join its companion, HB590, which passed the house 78-8-5 four weeks ago.
    SB2464, the End of Forced Annexation in Tennessee Act, became stronger via an amendment worked out by a strong consortium of TN citizen legislators. It also is ready for movement to the senate floor pending clearance by HB2371, its companion bill, through the House Finance Ways & Means committee this Tuesday, March 25th.
    Citizen support, momentum & legislative progress associated with each bill strengthens the other. This inherent synergy contributes to providing Tennessean’s with the best possible legislation to End Forced Annexation and its destructive effect on good government. Now it is time for Tennesseans to unite behind HB2371 and assure its advancement through the House Finance, Ways & Means committee. . This weekend is the time to contact them. Thank them for their past support of your Right2Vote. Remember five weeks ago Tuesday, they advanced HB590 with recommendation for adoption. Strongly encourage them to vote in favor of the amended HB2371. Membership of that committee appears below with contact information.
    Committee Officers
    Charles Sargent, Chair TN-61 of Franklin Tel:615-385-1700
    Phone (615) 741-6808 
Fax (615) 253-0217
rep.charles.sargent@capitol.tn.gov
    * David Alexander, Vice-Chair TN-39 of Winchester Tel; 931-962-0406
    Phone (615) 741-8695 
Fax (615) 253-0314 
rep.david.alexander@capitol.tn.gov
    Members
    Joe Armstrong TN-15 of Knoxville Tel; 865-250-0520
    Phone (615) 741-0768 
Fax (615) 253-0316
rep.joe.armstrong@capitol.tn.gov
    * Kevin Brooks TN-24 of Cleveland Tel: 423-478-7112
    Phone (615) 741-1350
Fax (615) 253-0346
rep.kevin.brooks@capitol.tn.gov
    * Kent Calfee TN-32 of Kingston
    Phone (615) 741-7658 
Fax (615) 253-0163 
rep.kent.calfee@capitol.tn.gov
    Karen Camper TN-87 of Memphis
    Phone: (615) 741-1898
Fax (615) 253-0211
rep.karen.camper@capitol.tn.gov
    * Mike Carter TN-29 of Ooltewah
    Nashville, TN. 37243
Phone: (615) 741-3025
rep.mike.carter@capitol.tn.gov”
    Barbara Cooper TN-86 of Memphis
    Phone (615) 741-4295 
Fax (615) 253-0327
rep.barbara.cooper@capitol.tn.gov
    Craig Fitzhugh TN-62 of Ripley
    Phone (615) 741-2134 
Fax (615) 741-1446
rep.craig.fitzhugh@capitol.tn.gov
    * Steve Hall TN-18 of Knoxville
    Phone: (615) 741-2287
Fax (615) 253-0348 
rep.steve.hall@capitol.tn.gov
    Michael Harrison TN-9 of Rogersville Tel; 423-272-9163
    Phone (615) 741-7480 
Fax (615) 253-0307
rep.mike.harrison@capitol.tn.gov
    * David Hawk TN-5 of Greeneville Tel: 423-620-9391
    Phone (615) 741-7482 
Fax (615) 253-0210 
rep.david.hawk@capitol.tn.gov
    * Matthew Hill TN-7 of Jonesborough
    Phone: 615-741-2251
Fax: 615-253-0299
rep.matthew.hill@capitol.tn.gov
    Curtis Johnson TN-68 of Clarksville Tel; 931-906-1133
    Phone (615) 741-4341
Fax: (615) 253-0269
rep.curtis.johnson@capitol.tn.gov
    * Gerald McCormick TN-26 of Chattanooga Tel; 423-802-1422
    Phone (615) 741-2548
Fax (615) 253-0305
rep.gerald.mccormick@capitol.tn.gov
    Steve McDaniel TN-72 of Parkers Crossroads Tel; 731-968-1220
    Phone (615) 741-0750 
Fax (615) 253-0213
rep.steve.mcdaniel@capitol.tn.gov
    Larry Miller TN-88 of Memphis
    Phone (615) 741-4453
Fax (615) 253-0329 
rep.larry.miller@capitol.tn.gov
    * Gary Odom TN-55 of Nashville Tel; 615-269-9092
    Phone (615) 741-4410 
Fax (615) 253-0202 
rep.gary.odom@capitol.tn.gov
    Dennis Roach TN-35 of Rutledge
    Phone (615) 741-2534 
Fax (615) 532-8221
rep.dennis.roach@capitol.tn.gov
    Johnny Shaw TN-80 of Bolivar Tel; 731-658-7689
    Phone (615) 741-4538 
Fax (615) 253-0356 
rep.johnny.shaw@capitol.tn.gov
    * Identifies representatives who signed on as sponsors of HB2371, the End of Forced Annexation in Tennessee Act. Please thank them for their early leadership in assuring that you have R2Vote if threatened with Forced Annexation.
    Find contact information for your representative: http://www.capitol.tn.gov/legislators/
    R2Vote-End Forced Annexation legislation has enjoyed unprecedented support in this year’s session of the Tennessee General Assembly. We The People of Tennessee are finally being listened to on an issue critical to American self-government. Wednesday’s committee hearing is the last major procedural hurdle that HB2371 must clear in order to gain a vote on the full House floor. Advancement Tuesday is essential if HB2371 is to move forward toward enactment as demanded by the overwhelming citizens’ support demonstrated statewide. CALL THIS WEEKEND WHILE REPRESENTATIVES ARE IN THEIR HOME DISTRICTS.
    Check frequently at http://www.Right2VoteTN.org for up to date information.
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