Planning, zoning, areas of impact
PLANNING AND ZONING – Amends existing law to revise provisions regarding comprehensive plans and areas of impact.

RS31576 / S1403

This legislation is the result of a cooperative effort by local government and other stakeholders. Impact areas are areas outside city limits where cities plan growth in the near future. This legislation acknowledges the respective jurisdiction of the counties and the cities and seeks to balance their interests. The bill provides criteria for impact area boundary decisions, establishes a two-mile distance standard and provides a five year planning time frame for impact areas. It promotes cooperation between counties and cities in determining impact area boundaries but makes it clear that the jurisdiction and decision regarding the impact area boundary remains with the county. It also provides for a focused and timely process for the court to review decisions when a county and city disagree.

Bill Events
Date Description
03/04 Introduced; read first time; referred to JR for Printing
03/05 Reported Printed; referred to State Affairs
03/08 Reported out of Committee with Do Pass Recommendation; Filed for second reading
03/11 Read second time; filed for Third Reading
03/12 Read third time in full – PASSED - 34-0-1
AYES – Adams, Anthon, Bernt, Bjerke, Burtenshaw, Carlson, Cook, Den Hartog, Foreman, Grow, Guthrie, Harris, Hart, Hartgen, Herndon, Just, Lakey, Lee, Lenney, Nichols, Okuniewicz, Rabe, Ricks, Ruchti, Schroeder, Semmelroth, Taylor, Toews(Toews), Trakel, VanOrden, Ward-Engelking, Winder, Wintrow, Zuiderveld
NAYS – None
Absent and excused – Lent
Floor Sponsor - Lakey
Title apvd - to House
03/13 Received from the Senate, Filed for First Reading
03/13 Read First Time, Referred to Local Government
03/22 Reported out of Committee with Do Pass Recommendation, Filed for Second Reading
03/25 Read second time; Filed for Third Reading
03/25 Rules Suspended: Ayes 69 Nays 1 Abs/Excd 0, read in full as required – PASSED - 69-1-0
AYES – Achilles, Alfieri, Allgood, Andrus, Barbieri, Blanksma, Boyle, Bundy, Burns, Cannon, Cheatum, Chew(Harada), Clow, Cornilles, Crane(12), Crane(13), Dixon(1), Dixon(24), Durrant, Ehardt, Ehlers, Erickson, Furniss, Galaviz, Gallagher, Gannon, Garner, Green, Handy, Hawkins, Healey, Hill, Holtzclaw(Johnson), Horman, Kingsley, Lambert, Lanting, Manwaring, Mathias, McCann, Mendive, Mickelsen, Miller, Mitchell, Monks, Necochea, Nelsen, Palmer, Petzke, Pickett, Price, Raybould, Raymond, Redman, Roberts, Rubel, Sauter, Scott, Shepherd, Skaug, Tanner, Vander Woude, Weber(Weber), Wheeler, Wisniewski, Wroten, Yamamoto, Young, Mr. Speaker
NAYS – Berch
Absent – None
Floor Sponsor - Manwaring
Title apvd - to Senate
03/26 Returned From House Passed; referred to enrolling
03/26 Reported enrolled; signed by President; to House for signature of Speaker
03/26 Received from Senate; Signed by Speaker; Returned to Senate
03/27 Reported signed by the Speaker & ordered delivered to Governor
03/27 Reported delivered to Governor at 11:43 a.m. on 03/27/24
03/29 Signed by Governor on 03/28/24
Session Law Chapter 227
Effective: 07/01/2024