OLR BILL ANALYSIS

HB 5315

AN ACT AUTHORIZING PLANNING COMMISSIONS TO NOTIFY REGIONAL PLANNING AGENCIES OF SUBDIVISION APPLICATIONS BY ELECTRONIC MAIL.

SUMMARY:

This bill allows municipal planning commissions to notify regional planning agencies (RPAs) about proposed subdivisions by email, instead of certified mail. The bill specifies that planning commissions must email the notice to the email address an RPA designates on its website to receive such notices.

If a commission does not receive an email from an RPA confirming receipt of the notice, it must also send the RPA notice by certified mail, return receipt requested, at least 25 days before the public hearing. By law, municipal planning commissions must (1) notify RPAs about proposed subdivisions that abut or include land in two or more towns located within an RPA's area of operation and (2) send the notice at least 30 days before the required public hearing on the subdivision plan.

The bill also makes technical changes.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2012

COMMITTEE ACTION

Planning and Development Committee

Joint Favorable

Yea

20

Nay

0

(03/07/2012)