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HB 0728 - Clarifies Covenant's Effect Created Prior to the Adoption of Zoning Laws
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Tracking Level: Neutral
Sponsor: Jasperse,Rick 12th
Last Action: 5/1/2012 - House Date Signed by Governor
State Code Titles: 44
House Committee: GAff
Senate Committee: JUDY
Assigned To:
Land Use/ZoningNext Bill
Shaun AdamsNext Bill

Staff Analysis of the Legislation

HB 728 specifies that covenants that restrict property to certain uses that were created before zoning laws were adopted in a county or city will continue to be effective until the covenant expires according to its terms notwithstanding contrary provisions of the zoning ordinance so long as the zoning ordinance, upon its initial enactment, expressly  the continuing application of the covenant restricting lands to certain uses. This bill, which is effective July 1, 2012, is pending signature by the Governor.


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