A bill backed by the League and sponsored by Municipal Caucus co-chairs Reps. Gale Adcock and Steve Ross cleared the House in a series of floor and committee votes this week. HB 557 Municipal Omnibus Bill, which improves government efficiency on a wide variety of topics, now heads to the Senate for its consideration. The bill included provisions in support of several top goals of cities, including one that extends the notification a county must give the municipalities within it when the county commission switches the method it uses to distribute sales tax among the municipalities. The current window for notification is two months, and the bill would extend that time to five months prior to a switch. This change would allow affected municipalities more time to adjust their budgets for the different funding level. Read about the other items contained in this bill in a prior League report.