PA 12-27—HB 5315

Planning and Development Committee

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

SUMMARY: This act allows municipal planning commissions to notify regional planning agencies (RPAs) about proposed subdivisions by email, instead of certified mail. 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.

The 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 on the subdivision plan.

The act also makes technical changes.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2012

OLR Tracking: RP: ND: JSL: DY