NCSL Disaster Legislation Status Update

3/21/2018

When natural catastrophes, such as storms, blizzards, hurricanes and tornados strike, states and their citizens experience damage and destruction to infrastructure, including buildings, roads, communications networks, utility lines and other property.

Such disasters or emergencies result in interruption of crucial civic and business services to a state’s citizens and the demand for resources to repair and replace the damaged property and infrastructure can exceed local capacity. In turn, companies may need to bring in resources on a temporary basis from out of state, including materials, equipment, temporary shelters and personnel to assist in the repair and restoration of the damaged infrastructure and property.

However, state regulation and policies can cause delays in a business' ability to quickly bring resources into the state to aid in the recovery efforts. Therefore, the National Conference of State Legislatures supports efforts by states to pass legislation that facilitates rapid and unburdened response in the interest of restoring a state’s property and infrastructure damage in the event of a declared disaster or emergency.

The chart below outlines states that have passed model language adopted by the NCSL Executive Committee Task Force on State and Local Taxation.

STATE BILL # STATUS (INTRODUCED, ACTIVE, ENACTED)
   

2018

 

NJ A 3699 Introduced - (2018-2019 Session)
NY A 1741 Introduced - 1/12/2017 (2017-2018 Session)
OH HB 133 Passed House - 9/13/2017 (2017-2018 Session)
   

2017 – Enacted 

 

LA HB 639 ENACTED 2017 – Act No. 358 Signed by Governor 06/22/2017 Effective 07/01/2017 (applies to tax years after 01/01/2018)
ND SB 2199 ENACTED 2017 Signed by Governor 03/29/2017 Effective Immediately

 

 

2016 – Enacted

 

IA  

ENACTED 2016 – SF 2306

Signed by Governor 04/21/2016

Effective Immediately 

NE

LB 913

ENACTED 2016 – 

Signed by Governor on 04/07/2016

Effective 3 months after scheduled adjournment of May 20th

NM

SB 19

ENACTED 2016 – Chapter 59

Signed by Governor on 03/07/2016

Effective 05/18/2016 

FL

HB 1133

ENACTED Chapter No. 2016-99

Signed by Governor on 03/24/2016

Effective Immediately 

 

 

2015 – Enacted

AR

SB 925

ENACTED 2015 – Act 864

Signed by Governor on 04/01/2015

Effective Immediately

KS

SB 109

ENACTED - Chapter Number 2015-14

Signed by Governor on 04/01/2015

Effective 04/09/2015 

MS

SB 2762

ENACTED 2015 – Chapter 420

Signed by Governor on 03/30/2015

Effective Immediately

OK

SB 499

ENACTED 2015 - Chapter 105

Signed by Governor on 04/20/2015 

OR

HB 2566

ENACTED 2015 – Chapter 468

Signed by Governor on 06/19/2015

Effective 10/01/2015

TX

HB 2358

ENACTED 2015 – Chapter 559

Signed by Governor on 06/16/2015

Effective Immediately

VA

HB 1386

ENACTED 2015 – Chapter 595

Signed by Governor on 03/26/2015

Effective Immediately

VT

HB 138

ENACTED 2015 – Act 51

Signed by Governor on 6/3/2015

Effective 07/01/2015

WI

AB 405

 

ENACTED 2015 – Act 84

Signed by Governor on 11/11/2015

Effective Generally: 11/13/15 – Certain Provisions: 2/1/16

 

 

2014 – Enacted

AL

HB 365

ENACTED 2014 - Act # 2014-157

Signed by Governor on 03/12/2014
Effective Immediately

AZ

HB 2046

ENACTED 2014 – Chapter 43

Signed by Governor on 04/16/2014

Effective 12/31/2014

CO

HB 1003

ENACTED 2014 – Chapter 224

Signed by Governor on 05/17/2014

Effective 08/06/2014

GA

HB 782

ENACTED 2014 – Act 510

Signed by Governor on 04/25/2014

Effective 07/01/2014

MO

HB 1190

ENACTED 2014 –

Signed by Governor on 07/03/2014

Effective 08/28/2014

SC*

SB 1033

ENACTED 2014 – RAT # 228

Signed by Governor 06/02/2014;

Effective Immediately

(See 2013 HB 3710)

PA

HB 2377

Enacted 2014 – Act No. 203

Signed by Governor on 10/31/2014 - Effective 60-days

UT

SB 47

ENACTED 2014 – Chapter 376

Signed by Governor on 04/01/2014

Effective 05/13/2014

 

 

 

2013 – Enacted

DE

HB 145

ENACTED 2013

Signed by Governor July 16, 2013
Effective Immediately

IN

HB 1546

ENACTED 2013 – Public Law 293-2013

Governor “Veto Override” on 06/12/2013 (this was an omnibus bill with several issues)

Effective 07/01/2013

MD

HB 1513

ENACTED 2013 – Chapter 420

Signed by Governor on 05/02/2013

Effective 06/01/2013

SC*

HB 3710

ENACTED 2013 – Made Permanent in 2014 (SB 1033)

Proviso amendment to Appropriations Bill (HB 3710) was ratified 06/19/2013 and is effective immediately.

    2012 – Enacted

ME

LD 1836

ENACTED 2012 – Public Laws, Chapter 622

Signed by Governor on 04/12/2012

New law is effective immediately.

 

For more information, please contact Max Behlke in NCSL's Washington, D.C., office.