Connecticut Seal

General Assembly

File No. 160

    January Session, 2011

Senate Bill No. 859

Senate, March 23, 2011

The Committee on Planning and Development reported through SEN. CASSANO of the 4th Dist., Chairperson of the Committee on the part of the Senate, that the bill ought to pass.

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

Section 1

from passage

8-3(m)

Sec. 2

from passage

8-26c(e)

Sec. 3

from passage

8-26g(c)

Sec. 4

from passage

22a-42a(g)

PD

Joint Favorable

 

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 12 $

FY 13 $

Department of Environmental Protection

GF - Potential Revenue Loss

Minimal

Minimal

Municipalities

Effect

FY 12 $

FY 13 $

Various Municipalities

Potential Revenue Loss

Minimal

Minimal

DEADLINES

Land Use Approval

Current Law (CGS )

Bill ()

Site plans other than (1) residential site plans for projects with more than 400 units and (2) business site plans for projects with at least 400,000 square feet

Within five years of approval (CGS 8-3 (i))

Not less than nine years after approval ( 1)

Subdivisions plans for 400 or more dwelling units

Within 10 years of approval (CGS 8-26g (a))

14 years after approval ( 3)

Other subdivisions

Within five years of approval (CGS 8-26c (a))

Not less than nine years after approval ( 2)

Wetlands permits for site plans and subdivisions

Up to five years after approval (CGS 22a-42a (d)(2))

Permits expire not less than nine years after approval ( 4)

Other wetlands

Between two and five years after approval (CGS 22a-42a (d)(2))

EXTENSIONS

Land Use Approval

Current Law

Bill ()

Site plans other than (1) residential site plans for projects with more than 400 units and (2) business site plans for projects with at least 400,000 square feet

Up to 10 years from approval (CGS 8-3 (i))

Up to 14 years from approval ( 1)

Subdivision plans for 400 or more dwelling units

No extensions (CGS 8-26g)

No change ( 3)

Other subdivisions

Up to 10 years from approval (CGS 8-26c (b))

Up to 14 years from approval ( 2)

Wetlands permits for site plans and subdivisions

Up to 10 years from approval (CGS 22a-42a (d)(2))

Up to 14 years from approval ( 4)

Other wetlands permits

DEADLINES

Land Use Approval

Current Law

Under the bill ()

Site plans other than (1) residential site plans for projects with more than 400 units and (2) business site plans for projects with at least 400,000 square feet

Not less than six years after approval (CGS 8-3(m))

Not less than nine years after approval
( 1)

Subdivisions plans for 400 or more dwelling units

11 years after approval (CGS 8-26g (c))

14 years after approval ( 3)

Other subdivisions

Not less than six years after approval (CGS 8-26c (e))

Not less than nine years after approval ( 2)

Wetlands permits for site plans and subdivisions

Not less than six years after approval (CGS 22a-42a (g))

Not less than nine years after approval ( 4)

Other wetlands

Not less than six years after approval (CGS 22a-42a (g))

EXTENSIONS

Land Use Approval

Current Law

The Bill

Site plans other than (1) residential site plans for projects with more than 400 units and (2) business site plans for projects with at least 400,000 square feet

Up to 11 years from approval (CGS 8-3 (m))

Up to 14 years from approval ( 1)

Subdivision plans for 400 or more dwelling units

No extensions (CGS 8-26g)

No change ( 3)

Other subdivisions

Up to 11 years from approval (CGS 8-26c (e))

Up to 14 years from approval ( 2)

Wetlands permits for site plans and subdivisions

Up to 11 years from approval (CGS 22a-42a (g))

Up to 14 years from approval ( 4)

Other wetlands permits

Yea

20

Nay

0

(03/07/2011)

TOP

1 Pursuant to Section 8-1c CGS, any municipality may establish a schedule of reasonable fees for the processing of applications by a zoning commission, planning commission, combined planning and zoning commission, zoning board of appeals or inland wetlands commission.

2 Pursuant to Section 22a-27j, an additional $60 fee is paid by applicants seeking approval from planning and zoning, wetlands and coastal management agencies. $2 of such fee is retained at the local level for administrative costs, with the remaining $58 remitted to the DEP for deposit into the General Fund. $873,503 was collected in FY 10.