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HB 0302 - Local Design Standards Preempted
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Tracking Level: Oppose
Sponsor: Vance Smith
Last Action: 4/2/2019 - House Withdrawn, Recommitted
House Committee: Agriculture and Consumer Affairs
Assigned To:
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Todd EdwardsNext Bill

Staff Analysis of the Legislation

Similar to SB 172, this mammoth preemption legislation prohibits cities and counties from regulating "building design elements" in single or double family dwellings.  Local governments could no longer enact standards on:

-      exterior building color,

-      type or style of exterior cladding material, 

-      style or materials of roof structures or porches,

-      exterior nonstructural architectural ornamentation,

-      location or architectural styling of windows and doors, including garage doors,

-      the number and types of rooms, 

-      the interior layout of rooms, and

-      types of foundation structures approved under state minimum standard codes.  

In short, if a house meets state minimum standard building codes, it can be built.  The legislation would not apply to state or federal historic districts, mobile homes and homes governed by a neighborhood association or covenant.  

If applicable, please share examples of how this would impact any local design standards that your county has adopted with Todd Edwards (    



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