February 28, 2020, Number 9

Download the full .pdf version here: TML Legislative Update 9

Don’t Forget:

Curfew Ordinances Need Review

Section 370.002 of the Local Government Code requires that after a city adopts a juvenile curfew ordinance, the city must review and readopt the ordinance every three years.  The statute requires that a city:

  1. review the ordinance’s effects on the community and on problems the ordinance was intended to remedy;
  2. conduct public hearings on the need to continue the ordinance; and
  3. abolish, continue, or modify the ordinance.

A juvenile curfew ordinance expires if a city does not review and readopt it every three years.

For more information on this issue, please contact the TML Legal Department at (512) 231-7400 or legalinfo@tml.org.

Sales Tax Sourcing Rule Changes: Comptroller Extends Comment Period to April 3, 2020

After receiving several requests from interested parties, the comptroller has extended by 60 days the comment period on recently-proposed sales tax rule changes that would alter sourcing for internet orders under certain circumstances. Interested cities now have until April 3, 2020 to submit their written comments to the comptroller.

Please contact Bill Longley, TML Legislative Counsel, with questions at bill@tml.org or 512-231-7400.


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