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HB 0785 - Townships - Create with Zoning, Land Use and Building Code Powers
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Tracking Level: Oppose
Sponsor: Dudgeon, Mike 25th
Last Action: 1/22/2016 - House Second Readers
House Committee: GAff
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

This legislation, similar to SB 272, would allow for the creation of townships via local legislation with land use, zoning, subdivision, building permit and code enforcement powers, if the voters first approve a statewide referendum approving a constitutional amendment. Companion resolutions, HR 1051 and SR 724, if passed, will call for the statewide referendum to amend the constitution allowing townships to have zoning powers. Townships could levy up to a .5 mill property tax, annex and transition to cityhood. Though counties would have no say in the above decisions, counties must continue to provide all services and infrastructure to the area as they would any unincorporated area. Counties would have an opportunity to comment on township decisions, but nothing is binding or mediated.

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