Planning & Environmental Law

Volume 62 • 2010

New Legislation: Subject Index

The case abstracts are listed by common subject names. Some cases may be found in multiple subject categories.


A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M |  N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y | Z


A

AGRICULTURE

New Jersey advances farmland preservation (N.J. S.B. No. 1816 2010) 62 PEL 1034

Utah modifies Farmland Assessment Act (Utah S.B. No. 97 2010) 62 PEL 1049

Colorado creates the Food Systems Advisory Council (Colo. S.B. No. 10-106 2010) 62 PEL 1081

Massachusetts establishes a food policy council (Mass. H.B. No. 4568 2010) 62 PEL 1087

APPEALS AND APPEAL PROCEDURES

North Carolina establishes procedures for appeals of quasi-judicial decisions (N.C. S.B. No. 44 2010) 62 PEL 1015

Washington consolidates several state boards (Wash. H.B. No. 2935 2010) 62 PEL 1050

B

BEACH ACCESS

Hawaii reaffirms longstanding policy of the public's lateral access along the shoreline (Haw. H.B. No. 1808 2010) 62 PEL 1063

BUILDING CODES

New Jersey adopts the Residential Development Solar Energy Systems Act (N.J. H.B. No. 1558 2010) 62 PEL 1016

Rhode Island adopts the Green Buildings Act (R.I. S.B. No. 232 2010) 62 PEL 1017

Washington reduces climate pollution in the built environment (Wash. S.B. No. 5854 2010) 62 PEL 1018

Washington creates the energy efficiency improvement program (Wash. S.B. No. 5649 2010) 62 PEL 1025

C

COASTAL AND WETLAND REGULATION

New Jersey requires Department of Environmental Protection to notify coastal municipalities of settlement negotiations (N.J. S.B. No. 924 2010) 62 PEL 1035

D

DEDICATIONS AND FEES

Utah amends impact fee statute regarding notice and refunds (Wash. S.B. No. 37 2010) 62 PEL 1051

Utah amends impact fee statute relating to school districts and charter schools (Utah H.B. No. 205 2010) 62 PEL 1052

Massachusetts establishes a linkage exaction program (Mass. S.B. No. 100 2010) 62 PEL 1088

DEFINITIONS

Connecticut defines "smart growth" and "smart growth principles" (Conn. H.B. No. 6467 2010) 62 PEL 1028

E

EASEMENTS

Municipalities and counties in Georgia are authorized to grant conservation easements (Ga. S.B. No. 390 2010) 62 PEL 1082

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Michigan authorizes the establishment of local development finance authorities (Mich. S.B. No. 358 2010) 62 PEL 1036

The New Jersey Basic Skills Training Program for Economic Growth Act is adopted (N.J. H.B. No. 4325 2010) 62 PEL 1037

Michigan authorizes border crossing renaissance zones (Mich. H.B. No. 4723 2010) 62 PEL 1064

Connecticut authorizes regional economic development districts (Conn. H.B. No. 5383 2010) 62 PEL 1083

EMINENT DOMAIN

Utah authorizes eminent domain actions on property owned by the federal government (Utah H.B. No. 143 2010) 62 PEL 1053

ENERGY

California Public Utilities Commission must determine requirements for a smart grid deployment plan (Cal. S.B. No.17 2010) 62 PEL 1001

Counties may adopt an ordinance regulating installation of small wind energy systems (Cal. H.B. No. 45 2010) 62 PEL 1002

Illinois restricts setbacks for personal wind towers (Ill. H.B. No. 3746 2010) 62 PEL 1003

New York establishes a state energy planning board to adopt a state energy plan (N.Y. H.B. No. 5877 2010) 62 PEL 1004

Wisconsin amends wind energy law (Wis. S.B. No. 185 2010) 62 PEL 1005

New Jersey adopts the Residential Development Solar Energy Systems Act (N.J. H.B. No. 1558 2010) 62 PEL 1016

Rhode Island adopts the Green Buildings Act (R.I. S.B. No. 232 2010) 62 PEL 1017

Washington reduces climate pollution in the built environment (Wash. S.B. No. 5854 2010) 62 PEL 1018

California requires Public Utilities Commission to determine requirements for a smart grid deployment plan (Cal. S.B. No. 17 2010) 62 PEL 1019

Illinois supports increasing national Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards (Ill. HJR 63 2010) 62 PEL 1020

New Jersey supports wind energy (N.J. H.R. 157 2010) 62 PEL 1021

Municipalities are authorized to create sustainable energy loan programs (N.Y. S.B. No. 66004 2010) 62 PEL 1022

New York establishes the state energy planning board (N.Y. H.B. No. 5877 2010) 62 PEL 1023

Oregon creates Oregon Climate Corps (Or. S.B. No. 942 2010) 62 PEL 1024

Washington creates the energy efficiency improvement program (Wash. S.B. No. 5649 2010) 62 PEL 1025

New Jersey creates the Solar and Wind Energy Commission (N.J. H.B. No. 3218 2010) 62 PEL 1038

New Jersey enacts the Solar Energy Advancement and Fair Competition Act (N.J. H.B. No. 3520 2010) 62 PEL 1039

New Jersey provides for regulation of small wind-energy systems by municipalities (N.J. H.B. No. 3740 2010) 62 PEL 1040

New York authorizes municipalities to create sustainable energy loan programs (N.Y. S.B. No. 66004 2010) 62 PEL 1041

Florida authorizes Property Assessed Clean Energy program (Fla. CS/HB No. 7179 2010) 62 PEL 1065

Oklahoma creates the Energy Security Act (Okla. H.B. No. 3028 2010) 62 PEL 1066

Oklahoma restricts ability to sever airspace for purposes of developing commercial wind or solar energy conversion systems (Okla. S.B. No. 1787 2010) 62 PEL 1067

Colorado creates the Smart Grid Task Force (Colo. S.B. No. 10-180 2010) 62 PEL 1089

Illinois passes Homeowners Solar Rights Act (Ill. H.B. No. 5429 2010) 62 PEL 1090

New Jersey establishes the Offshore Wind Economic Development Act (N.J. H.B. No. 2036 2010) 62 PEL 1091

North Carolina enacts the Cleanfields Act of 2010 (N.C. S.B. No. 886 2010) 62 PEL 1092

ENVIRONMENT

California enacts the California State Safe Harbor Agreement Program Act (Cal. S.B. No. 448 2010) 62 PEL 1006

Hawaii establishes task force to focus on strategies for climate change adaptation (Haw. S.B. No. 266 2010) 62 PEL 1026

Maine evaluates climate change adaptation options (Me. S.R. 163 2010) 62 PEL 1027

Illinois enacts the Green Infrastructure for Clean Water Act (Ill. S.B. No. 1489 2010) 62 PEL 1032

New Jersey passes the Tree Experts and Tree Care Operators Licensing Act (N.J. H.B. No. 2872 2010) 62 PEL 1042

New Jersey requires Department of Environmental Protection commissioner to establish list and recognition program for certain environmentally responsible companies (N.J. H.B. No. 795 2010) 62 PEL 1043

Florida encourages recycling (Fla. H.B. No. 7243 2010) 62 PEL 1068

California urges Congress to address climate change (Cal. A.J.R. No. 26 2010) 62 PEL 1093

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS

California authorizes expedited environmental review of climate change regulations (Cal. H.B. No. 1846 2010) 62 PEL 1094

California authorizes lead agencies to collect fees from members of the public requesting copies (Cal. H.B. No. 2565 2010) 62 PEL 1095

F

FOREST LANDS

Washington studies forest products industry for green jobs (Wash. H.B. No. 2420 2010) 62 PEL 1054

G

GROWTH MANAGEMENT

Local agency formation commissions must consider applicable transportation plans (Cal. S.B. No. 215 2010) 62 PEL 1007

Washington encourages high-density, compact, infill development (Wash. H.B. No. 2538 2010) 62 PEL 1055

Vermont substantially amends statutory requirements for designated growth centers (Vt. S.B. No. 64 2010) 62 PEL 1084

H

HEARINGS

Washington replaces three growth management hearings boards with one (Wash. S.B. No. 6214 2010) 62 PEL 1056

HIGHWAYS AND STREETS

New Jersey adopts the Scenic and Historic Highways Program (N.J. H.B. No. 3930 2010) 62 PEL 1044

Utah modifies the Designation of State Highways Act (Wash. S.B. No. 15 2010) 62 PEL 1057

HOUSING

Agriculturally zoned land is exempted from subdivision law under certain circumstances (Cal. H.B. No. 494 2010) 62 PEL 1008

Florida prohibits rules that restrict community residential homes for the disabled located within a planned residential community (Fla. S.B. No. 1166 2010) 62 PEL 1085

Louisiana protects consumers who have reverse mortgages (La. H.B. No. 1468 2010) 62 PEL 1096

Lessees must be provided bedbug infestation history (N.Y. S.B. No. 8130 2010) 62 PEL 1097

New York requires model zoning and planning guidelines for age-integrated communities (N.Y. H.B. No. 3397 2010) 62 PEL 1098

North Carolina enacts the Homeowner and Homebuyer Protection Act (N.C. S.B. No. 1015 2010) 62 PEL 1099

I

INCENTIVES

Oregon amends transfer of development rights statute (Or. S.B. No. 997 2010) 62 PEL 1069

INITIATIVES AND REFERENDA

Florida includes nonbinding referendum on the November ballot (Fla. S.B. No. 2742 2010) 62 PEL 1070

INTERGOVERNMENTAL COOPERATION

Vermont implements recommendations in "Challenges for Change" report (Vt. S.B. No. 286 2010) 62 PEL 1071

J

JUDICIAL REVIEW

North Carolina establishes procedures for appeals of quasi-judicial decisions (N.C. S.B. No. 44 2010) 62 PEL 1015

K

L

M

N

NOTICES

Utah amends notice requirements for a public hearing to adopt or modify a land use ordinance (Utah H.B. No. 222 2010) 62 PEL 1058

Colorado requires notice to military installations for certain land use planning (Colo. H.B. No. 10-1205 2010) 62 PEL 1072

Nebraska requires cities and counties to notify military installations in certain cases (Neb. L.B. No. 279 2010) 62 PEL 1073

O

P

PLANNING

New York establishes the state energy planning board (N.Y. H.B. No. 5877 2010) 62 PEL 1023

Connecticut defines "smart growth" and "smart growth principles" (Conn. H.B. No. 6467 2010) 62 PEL 1028

Deer management plans are authorized (N.J. S.B. No. 1776 2010) 62 PEL 1100

PLANNING COMMISSIONS

New Hampshire authorizes planning boards to require third-party review and inspection (N.H. H.B. No. 156 2010) 62 PEL 1045

Georgia creates a regional planning commission (Ga. H.B. No. 867 2010) 62 PEL 1074

PROCEDURE, ADMINISTRATIVE

North Carolina extends certain development approvals (N.C. S.B. No. 831 2010) 62 PEL 1029

New Jersey extends Permit Extension Act of 2008 (N.J. H.B. No. 4347 2010) 62 PEL 1046

New Jersey modifies development application process (N.J. S.B. No. 82 2010) 62 PEL 1075

R

RELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS

Washington provides guidance to local governments in regulating homeless encampments (Wash. H.B. No. 1956 2010) 62 PEL 1059

S

SIGNS AND BILLBOARDS

Oklahoma amends outdoor advertising regulations (Okla. S.B. No. 2179 2010) 62 PEL 1076

SPECIAL PURPOSE DISTRICTS

Colorado establishes procedures for inactive special districts (Colo. H.B. No. 10-1362 2010) 62 PEL 1077

SUBDIVISION

Utah approves subdivision amendments (Utah S.B. No. 126 2010) 62 PEL 1060

T

TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Georgia enacts the Advanced Broadband Colocation Act (Ga. S.B. No. 432 2010) 62 PEL 1078

TRANSPORTATION

California amends requirements for state transportation plan (Cal. S.B. No. 391 2010) 62 PEL 1009

California enacts the Bicycle Routes of National, State, or Regional Significance Act (Cal. H.B. No. 1464 2010) 62 PEL 1010

North Carolina authorizes local governments to regulate golf carts (N.C. H.B. No. 121 2010) 62 PEL 1011

Hawaii establishes the development of nonfossil-fuel transportation as a state policy goal (Haw. S.B. No. 1202 2010) 62 PEL 1030

Hawaii recognizes the importance of bicycling (Haw. H.R. 129-09 2010) 62 PEL 1031

New Jersey requires railroads to negotiate in good faith for sale of right-of-way proposed for abandonment (N.J. H.B. No. 3120 2010) 62 PEL 1047

Oregon requires a statewide transportation strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (Or. S.B. No. 1059 2010) 62 PEL 1061

Colorado studies option for turning state highways over to local governments (Colo. H.B. No. 10-1405 2010) 62 PEL 1079

Michigan adopts a complete streets policy (Mich. H.B. No. 6152 2010) 62 PEL 1101

New York links polling places and public transportation routes (N.Y. H.B. No. 7850 2010) 62 PEL 1102

New York passes the state smart growth public infrastructure policy act (N.Y. H.B. No. 8011 2010) 62 PEL 1103

V

VARIANCES

New Hampshire defines an "unnecessary hardship" for variances (N.H. S.B. No. 147 2010) 62 PEL 1048

W

WASTE DISPOSAL

Vermont supports development of composting facilities (Vt. H.B. No. 614 2010) 62 PEL 1080

Connecticut requires all nonresidential properties to recycle, and each municipality must offer curbside or backyard collection of designated recyclable items (Conn. H.B. No. 5120 2010) 62 PEL 1086

WATER AND WATERCOURSES

California communities are authorized to develop stormwater resource plans (Cal. S.B. No. 790 2010) 62 PEL 1012

California establishes the Ocean Protection Act (Cal. H.B. No. 1217 2010) 62 PEL 1013

Illinois establishes the Great Lakes Task Force (Ill. H.B. No. 3828 2010) 62 PEL 1014

Illinois enacts the Green Infrastructure for Clean Water Act (Ill. S.B. No. 1489 2010) 62 PEL 1032

Utah authorizes water rights addendum to deeds identifying water rights being conveyed (Utah H.B. No. 314 2010) 62 PEL 1062

California amends its urban water shortage contingency analysis (Cal. H.B. 2409 2010) 62 PEL 1104

Z

ZONING

Oregon establishes transfer of development credits program (Or. S.B. No. 763 2010) 62 PEL 1033

Construction in the airspace over the Massachusetts Turnpike is subject to zoning (Mass. H.B. No. 3364 2010) 62 PEL 1105