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HB 41- Land Development Initiatives and Referendum Process- Prohibits local initiatives or referendums on land development regulations. State law already prohibits such initiatives or referendums on comprehensive plan or map amendments, except those specifically authorized in a local charter provision enacted before June 2011. HB 41 would essentially expand this to any local push to change land development rules and make it retroactive, stripping control from local communities.
HB 383- Public Construction- Mandates an application under review for 180 days or more shall bedeemed approved by the municipality unless both parties agree to extend the deadline; revises provisionsrelating to payments for purchases of construction services by local governmental entities and public entities; revises time periods within which certain proceedings must be commenced and concluded. Companion bill to SB 346.
HB 439- Land Use and Development Regulations- Eliminates ability of local governments to reject a special magistrate’s recommendation; redefines “sprawl” as only “unplanned” development requiring the extension of public facilities by local government; eliminates “community goals and vision” from data which may be utilized when developing comprehensive plans or plan amendments; expands the definition of an “agricultural enclave” from a 1,000 residents to 1,000 residential units; and it prohibits denial of a development order for failure to meet level of service standards.
HB 671- Residential Building Permits- would shorten the time local governments have to approve or deny building permits from 30 business days to 9 calendar days; would also shorten the time local governments have to request additional information from applicants and require local jurisdiction to reduce permit fees under certain circumstances. Companion bill to SB 682.
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B. Buil is an endorsed Chaplain, DEI Educator, Somatic/Trauma Care Practitioner, Disability Rights Advocate, Environmental and Social Justice Activist