Local planning commission; action on proposed plat, commercial real estate. (SB735)

Introduced By

Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Local planning commission; action on proposed plat; commercial real estate. Shortens the period within which a local planning commission or other agent must act on a proposed plat, site plan, or plan of development that solely involves parcels of commercial real estate. The bill shortens from 60 days to 30 days the period within which the commission shall act on a plat that has been officially submitted for approval and reduces from 45 days to 20 days the period for action on a plat that the commission has previously disapproved. The bill reduces from 10 business days to seven business days the period within which the commission is required to forward the plat to a state agency if a review by the agency is required, and the agency's initial review period is reduced from 45 days to 20 days. The agency's second review period, for a plat that has previously been disapproved, is reduced from 45 days to 15 days. Once a plat receives all state agency approvals, the period for planning commission action on it is reduced from 35 days to 15 days. Finally, the bill reduces the periods of time that must pass before the subdivider is allowed to petition the circuit court for a decision on the plat from 60 days to 30 days after official submission for approval, from 45 days to 20 days after official resubmission following a previous disapproval, and from 35 days to 15 days from receipt of any state agency response. The bill also reduces the notice period required for the subdivider's petition to the court from 10 days to five days. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/22/2016Presented and ordered printed 16103897D
01/22/2016Referred to Committee on Local Government
01/26/2016Impact statement from DHCD (SB735)
02/09/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB735)
02/09/2016Committee amendments
02/09/2016Passed by indefinitely in Local Government (9-Y 3-N 1-A) (see vote tally)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 4 clips in all, totaling 2 minutes.

Transcript

This is a transcript of the video clips in which this bill is discussed.

THE SENATOR FROM ROCKINGHAM. MR. PRESIDENT, I MOVE THAT BILL BE ENGROSSED AND ADVANCED TO ITS THIRD READING. >> THE ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE. THOSE OPPOSED, NO.


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