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SB 170 Local Ordinances

General Bill by Trumbull

Local Ordinances: Authorizing courts to assess and award reasonable attorney fees and costs and damages in certain civil actions filed against local governments; requiring a board of county commissioners to prepare or cause to be prepared a business impact estimate before the enactment of a proposed ordinance; requiring a county to suspend enforcement of an ordinance that is the subject of a certain legal action if certain conditions are met; requiring a governing body of a municipality to prepare or cause to be prepared a business impact estimate before the enactment of a proposed ordinance, etc.

Effective Date: 10/01/2023

Last Event: 01/30/23 S On Committee agenda– Community Affairs, 02/08/23, 9:30 am, 401 Senate Building on Monday, January 30, 2023 1:49 PM

SB 620

Sponsored by: Sen. Travis Hutson

• Senate Judicial Committee – Voted 7-4 in favor
• Local Administration & Veterans Affairs Subcommittee – Voted 11-4

SB 512

Sponsored by: Sen. Travis Hutson

• Preempt cities from licensing short-term rentals
• Impose a fine for failure to register a vacation rental
• Limit a municipalities vacation rental registration process
• Maximum fine $50

Impacts on Municipalities
• Inspection costs are higher than $50
• The fees municipalities charge for vacation rentals is not profit, it covers the costs for

HB 439 Land Use and Development Regulations

General Bill by McClain

Land Use and Development Regulations: Revises effect of special magistrate’s recommendation; revises local governmental entity notification requirements; revises types of data that comprehensive plans & plan amendments must be based on; requires local government to submit affidavit for specified purposes; requires that EDR be sole publisher of specified estimates; revises elements that must be included in comprehensive plan; revises frequency at which local government must evaluate its comprehensive plan; prohibits local government from adopting plan amendments when it fails to meet certain requirements; revises exceptions to applicability of land development regulations relating to single-family or two-family dwelling building design elements; requires AG to audit county transportation trust fund.

Effective Date: July 1, 2023

Last Event: Now in Local Administration, Federal Affairs & Special Districts Subcommittee on Wednesday, February 1, 2023 11:38 AM

HB 37 Financial Disclosures for Local Officials

General Bill by Ethics, Elections & Open Government Subcommittee and Roach (CO-SPONSORS) Chaney

Financial Disclosures for Local Officers: Requires specified local officers to file full & public disclosure of financial interests; excludes specified local officers from requirement to file statements of financial interests.

Effective Date: January 1, 2024

Last Event: Now in Local Administration, Federal Affairs & Special Districts Subcommittee on Monday, January 30, 2023 10:20 AM

HB 671 Residential Building Permits

General Bill by Esposito

Residential Building Permits: Removes provisions relating to acquiring building permits for certain residential dwellings; requires local jurisdiction to reduce permit fees; revises timeframes for approving or denying building permits; specifies when permit application is deemed complete & sufficient; requires opportunity for in-person or virtual meeting before second request for additional information may be made; reduces permit fees if certain timeframes are not met; specifies that permit requirements apply to single-family residential units & single-family residential dwellings; requires that local governments follow prescribed timeframes unless local ordinance is more stringent.

Effective Date: July 1, 2023

Last Event: Filed on Wednesday, February 8, 2023 5:19 PM