Legislature Passes Law Banning Annexation By Ordinance

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

The state House on Wednesday approved a bill that has been pushed by Hamilton County's Mike Carter banning annexation by ordinance.

The bill was passed earlier by the state Senate and it now goes to the desk of Governor Bill Haslam.

For decades, municipalities in Tennessee have been able to expand their boundaries despite opposition from affected residents.


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