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Substitute House Bill No. 5254

Public Act No. 09-181

AN ACT CONCERNING EXTENDING THE TIME OF EXPIRATION OF CERTAIN LAND USE PERMITS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Section 8-3 of the general statutes is amended by adding subsection (m) as follows (Effective from passage):

(NEW) (m) Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, any site plan approval made under this section during the period from July 1, 2006, to July 1, 2009, inclusive, except an approval made under subsection (j) of this section, shall expire not less than six years after the date of such approval and the commission may grant one or more extensions of time to complete all or part of the work in connection with such site plan, provided no approval, including all extensions, shall be valid for more than eleven years from the date the site plan was approved.

Sec. 2. Section 8-26c of the general statutes is amended by adding subsection (e) as follows (Effective from passage):

(NEW) (e) Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, any subdivision approval made under this section during the period from July 1, 2006, to July 1, 2009, inclusive, shall expire not less than six years after the date of such approval and the commission may grant one or more extensions of time to complete all or part of the work in connection with such subdivision, provided the time for all extensions under this subsection shall not exceed eleven years from the date the subdivision was approved.

Sec. 3. Section 22a-42a of the general statutes is amended by adding subsection (g) as follows (Effective from passage):

(NEW) (g) Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision (2) of subsection (d) of this section, any permit issued under this section during the period from July 1, 2006, to July 1, 2009, inclusive, shall expire not less than six years after the date of such approval. Any such permit shall be renewed upon request of the permit holder unless the agency finds that there has been a substantial change in circumstances that requires a new permit application or an enforcement action has been undertaken with regard to the regulated activity for which the permit was issued, provided no such permit shall be valid for more than eleven years.

Sec. 4. Section 8-26g of the general statutes is amended by adding subsection (c) as follows (Effective from passage):

(NEW) (c) Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, any approval of a subdivision of land for a project of four hundred or more dwelling units made during the period from July 1, 2006, to July 1, 2009, inclusive, shall expire not less than eleven years after the date of such approval.

Approved July 2, 2009