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Marchesoni, Bricken and Bowling working on Tennessee Code Annotated Amendment

Coffee County Trustee, John Marchesoni, has enlisted the assistance of State Representative Rush Bricken and State Senator Janice Bowling for some “housekeeping” for Coffee County.

Marchesoni told Thunder Radio that Coffee County may be responsible for certain Homeowners Association fees if Coffee County obtains ownership of a property (subject to those fees) through tax liens.

Marchesoni had this to say:

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Rep. Bricken and Senator Bowling submitted bills in their respective houses earlier this year. Currently both bills sit with the Delayed Bills Committee.

HB1535 -Introduced by Representative Rush Bricken:

Filed for introduction02/06/2023
Referred to Delayed Bills Committee02/06/2023

SB1536-introduced by Senator Janice Bowling:

Filed for introduction 02/14/2023

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Referred to Senate Delayed Bills Committee02/16/2023

Under present law, whenever Hardeman County acquires property at a tax sale, any non-governmental entity holding a vested and duly recorded contractual right to the payment of fees or assessments secured by such property retains such right; provided, that the non-governmental entity may only enforce such contractual rights against the county through the exercise of its lien rights against the property. Present law further provides that Hardeman County will be liable for the payment of such fees and assessments if the county makes actual use of the property purchased at the tax sale.

This bill makes the present law provisions described above applicable to Coffee County:

Taxes, Real Property – As introduced, provides that whenever Coffee County acquires property at a tax sale, any non-governmental entity holding a vested and duly recorded contractual right to the payment of fees or assessments secured by the property retains such right; further provides that Coffee County will be liable for the payment of such fees and assessments if the county makes actual use of the property purchased at the tax sale. – Amends TCA Title 29, Chapter 20 and Title 67, Chapter 5.

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