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General Assembly

 

Proposed Bill No. 6004

 

January Session, 2017

 

LCO No. 999

 

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Referred to Committee on PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

 

Introduced by:

 

REP. BARAM, 15th Dist.

REP. SLAP, 19th Dist.

SEN. BYE, 5th Dist.

 

AN ACT CONCERNING LAND USE, ZONING, WETLANDS AND TAX ABATEMENT APPLICATION TRANSPARENCY.

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

That the general statutes be amended to require the following mandatory disclosures on an application for land use, zoning or wetlands, or for a tax abatement upon submission of such application, and to require that the application be updated not more than five calendar days before any hearing or action to approve the same: (1) Name of landowner, (2) relationship of landowner to applicant, if different, (3) stated purpose for the use of the subject zoning site or the purpose of the tax abatement, as it relates to the specific use of the subject premises, (4) the name of the developer of the premises, and (5) the contact information and Internet website if any, of the land owner, applicant and developer.

Statement of Purpose:

To create transparency so that municipal officials and the public have accurate information regarding the purpose of any development requiring land use, zoning or wetlands approval or for the purpose of a tax abatement.