OLR Bill Analysis

HB 6589

AN ACT CONCERNING LAND USE APPEALS.

SUMMARY:

This bill requires the Judicial Branch to treat land-use cases separately from other civil cases. The chief court administrator must do this by establishing a separate land-use docket in each judicial district and identifying judges with land-use expertise in each district to hear cases on the district's land-use docket.

The land-use dockets must hear only cases under the zoning, land use ordinances, planning commission, regional planning agency, and inland wetlands and watercourses statutes. The chief court administrator must establish implementing policies and procedures. She must report the status of the land use dockets to the Planning and Development Committee by January 1, 2010.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2009

COMMITTEE ACTION

Planning and Development Committee

Joint Favorable

Yea

19

Nay

0

(03/11/2009)