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General Assembly


Raised Bill No. 6589

January Session, 2009


LCO No. 3273



Referred to Committee on Planning and Development


Introduced by:





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

Section 1. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2009) (a) As used in this section "land use matter" means any action under chapter 124, 125a, 126 or 127 of the general statutes or under sections 22a-36 to 22a-45, inclusive, of the general statutes.

(b) The Chief Court Administrator shall (1) establish in each judicial district a docket separate from other civil matters for the hearing of land use matters; and (2) identify in each judicial district judges with experience in land use matters who shall hear all matters on such docket.

(c) The Chief Court Administrator shall establish policies and procedures to implement the provisions of this section. On or before January 1, 2010, said administrator shall submit a report on such implementation, in accordance with section 11-4a of the general statutes, to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to planning and development.

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

October 1, 2009

New section

Statement of Purpose:

To require the establishment of an administrative appeals docket in each judicial district for the hearing of all land use and administrative appeals matters; and to assign all administrative appeals to judges identified by the Chief Court Administrator as having experience in land use matters or administrative appeals.

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