Planning & Environmental Law

Volume 63 • 2011

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

Colorado excludes some residential improvements from agricultural assessment (Colo. H.B. No. 1146 2011) 63 PEL 1021

Idaho adds agriculture to mandatory components of comprehensive plan (Idaho H.B. 148 (2011 Session Laws, chapter 89) 2011) 63 PEL 1022

Virginia creates a Farmland Preservation Fund (Va. Chapters 95/160 (HB 1725/SB 1105) 2011) 63 PEL 1023

Virginia overhauls Agricultural and Forestal Districts Act to simplify and streamline the application process and extend opportunities to participate (Va. Chapters 344/355 (HB 2078/SB 1092) 2011) 63 PEL 1024

ASSESSMENT

Colorado excludes some residential improvements from agricultural assessment (Colo. H.B. No. 1146 2011) 63 PEL 1021

B

BUILDING CODES

New York establishes task force to study how to facilitate wind and solar energy systems (N.Y. S.B. No. 4955 2011) 63 PEL 1001

C

COASTAL AND WETLAND REGULATION

Virginia Marine Resources Commission directed to develop and implement a general permit regulation that authorizes and encourages the use of living shorelines as the preferred alternative for stabilizing tidal shorelines (Va. Chapter 885 (SB 964) 2011) 63 PEL 1025

COMPREHENSIVE PLANS

Idaho adds agriculture to mandatory components of comprehensive plan (Idaho H.B. 148 (2011 Session Laws, chapter 89) 2011) 63 PEL 1022

D

DEDICATIONS AND FEES

California amends Williamson Act (Cal. S.B. No. 863 2011) 63 PEL 1002

Colorado requires local governments to post development impact fee information on official websites (Colo. H.B. 1113 2011) 63 PEL 1016

E

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Colorado authorizes local governments to establish creative districts (Colo. H.B. 1031 2011) 63 PEL 1017

EMINENT DOMAIN

Virginia General Assembly passes first reference of a proposed constitutional amendment limiting taking or damaging of private property for public use (Va. 2011 Acts of Assembly, Chapter 757 (HJ 693) 2011) 63 PEL 1026

ENERGY

California amends climate law to address electric vehicles (Cal. S.B. No. 1340 2011) 63 PEL 1003

Colorado creates grant program for home owners to improve energy efficiency when selling their residences and purchasing new construction (Colo. H.B. No. 1160 2011) 63 PEL 1027

Virginia requires that all local renewable energy facility siting ordinances conform to the Commonwealth Energy Policy (Va. 2011 Acts of Assembly, Chapter 750 (SB 862) 2011) 63 PEL 1028

ENVIRONMENT

California requires a strategic vision for fish and wildlife resource management (Cal. H.B. No. 2376 2011) 63 PEL 1004

California's Ocean Protection Council is directed to support state agencies' use and sharing of geospatial information (Cal. H.B. No. 2125 2011) 63 PEL 1005

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS

Lead agency is authorized to incorporate a finding of overriding considerations (Cal. H.B. No. 231 2011) 63 PEL 1006

F

FOREST LANDS

Carbon sequestration added to Z'berg-Nejedly Forest Practices Act of 1973 (Cal. H.B. No. 1504 2011) 63 PEL 1007

Virginia overhauls Agricultural and Forestal Districts Act to simplify and streamline the application process and extend opportunities to participate (Va. Chapters 344/355 (HB 2078/SB 1092) 2011) 63 PEL 1024

G

GROWTH MANAGEMENT

Strategic Growth Council clarifies terms for awarding loans or grants (Cal. S.B. No. 1006 2011) 63 PEL 1008

H

HISTORIC PRESERVATION

Virginia allows certain historical buildings to be taxed at a lower tax rate (Va. Chapters 571/581 (HB 1851/SB 860) 2011) 63 PEL 1030

HOUSING

Age preference for certain housing developments does not constitute discrimination (Cal. S.B. No. 1252 2011) 63 PEL 1009

Colorado creates grant program for home owners to improve energy efficiency when selling their residences and purchasing new construction (Colo. H.B. No. 1160 2011) 63 PEL 1027

I

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M

N

NOTICES

New York adds requirements for distressed property consultant advertisements (N.Y. S.B. No. 5896 2011) 63 PEL 1010

O

P

PLANNING COMMISSIONS

Utah requires elected planning commissioners for "townships" (Utah H.B. 434 2011) 63 PEL 1018

PROCEDURE, ADMINISTRATIVE

Utah sets standards for development review fees (Utah H.B. 78 2011) 63 PEL 1019

PUBLIC FINANCE

Virginia adds life-cycle costs to facilities estimates to local capital improvement programs (Va. Chapter 658 (HB 1965) 2011) 63 PEL 1031

Virginia creates the Virginia Transportation Infrastructure Bank to address transportation funding deficiencies and concerns (Va. Chapters 830/868 (HB 2527/SB 1446) 2011) 63 PEL 1034

R

REDEVELOPMENT

California amends redevelopment law regarding blight definition (Cal. H.B. No. 1641 2011) 63 PEL 1011

City of Richmond authorized to establish community revitalization fund for preventing deterioration (Va. Chapters 770/833 (HB 1668/SB 799) 2011) 63 PEL 1032

REZONING

Virginia limits Department of Transportation review of rezoning requests when the property was previously subject to a traffic review during development of a local comprehensive plan (Va. Chapter 888 (SB 1221) 2011) 63 PEL 1033

S

T

TAXATION

Colorado excludes some residential improvements from agricultural assessment (Colo. H.B. No. 1146 2011) 63 PEL 1021

Virginia allows certain historical buildings to be taxed at a lower tax rate (Va. Chapters 571/581 (HB 1851/SB 860) 2011) 63 PEL 1030

TELECOMMUNICATIONS

The California Broadband Council is established (Cal. S.B. No. 1462 2011) 63 PEL 1012

TRANSPORTATION

Virginia creates the Virginia Transportation Infrastructure Bank to address transportation funding deficiencies and concerns (Va. Chapters 830/868 (HB 2527/SB 1446) 2011) 63 PEL 1034

V

VARIANCES

Minnesota changes variance standard to "practical difficulties" (Minn. H.F. No. 52 2011) 63 PEL 1029

W

WASTE DISPOSAL

California will adopt uniform water recycling criteria (Cal. S.B. No. 918 2011) 63 PEL 1013

Z

ZONING

California restricts location of medical marijuana dispensaries (Cal. H.B. No. 2650 2011) 63 PEL 1014

California's Transit Village Development District Act is amended (Cal. H.B. No. 987 2011) 63 PEL 1015

Virginia requires that cluster development may not be subjected to local land use ordinance requirements that are more stringent than for conventional development (Va. Chapters 549/519 (HB 1931/SB 783) 2011) 63 PEL 1035