Planning and Development Committee

JOINT FAVORABLE REPORT

Bill No.:

SB-107

Title:

AN ACT CONCERNING THE TIME IN WHICH A REGULATED ACTIVITY MUST BE CONDUCTED UNDER A PERMIT ISSUED BY AN INLAND WETLANDS COMMISSION.

Vote Date:

3/2/2012

Vote Action:

Joint Favorable Substitute

PH Date:

2/22/2012

File No.:

SPONSORS OF BILL:

Planning and Development Committee

REASONS FOR BILL:

After receiving a permit from an inland wetlands agency this bill will allow more time to complete the approved activities.

SUBSTITUTE LANGUAGE:

The substitute language of this bill changes the permit issued requirements for the development of property from five years up to ten years.

RESPONSE FROM ADMINISTRATION/AGENCY:

None Expressed

NATURE AND SOURCES OF SUPPORT:

Bill Ethier, Home Builders Association of Connecticut: The Home Builders Association of Connecticut supports this bill, but offered an amendment. The amendment is as follows; “Beginning at line 42, Change the bill to read as follows: “(2) Any permit issued under this section for the development of property for which an approval is required under [section 8-3, 8-25 or 8-26] chapters 124, 124b, 126 or 126a of the general statutes shall be valid [for five years provided the agency may establish a specific time period within which any regulated activity shall be conducted] until the approvals granted under such chapters expire, whichever expiration occurs later. Any permit issued under this selection for any [other] activity for which an approval is not required under chapters 124, 124b, 126, or 126a of the general statutes shall be valid for not less than two years and not more than five years…””

NATURE AND SOURCES OF OPPOSITION:

Connecticut Conference of Municipalities: The Connecticut Conference of Municipalities opposes Section 2 of this bill. CCM believes that there aren't any statewide problems that would call for Section 2. CCM also isn't aware of the consequences of Section 2, and want the committee to study the issue.

Reported by: Craig Cubellotti

Date: March 12, 2012