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HB 1661 (2022)

Require agreements between school districts and CTE centers; added bills about parking garage, social services, housing

Summary:

Requires sending district schools and career and technical education (CTE) centers to enter into an agreement to include scheduling, access, transportation and credits for CTE students.

The House amended the bill to also set aside $35 million for a new legislative parking garage. The Senate revised the bill to lower this number to $9.35 million.

The Senate also amended this bill to add the substance of SB 430, an omnibus bill about care covered under Medicaid, childcare regulations, and more.

Lastly, the Senate added some parts of SB 400, a large bill aimed at increasing workforce housing. A conference committee of representatives and senators agreed to add the following portions of SB 400:

  • This bill requires the Office and Planning Development to develop standard self-training materials and corresponding tests for zoning boards of adjustment and planning boards. The Office of Planning and Development must provide those materials and tests to board members for free.
  • The bill requires towns and cities to publicly post a list of fees for any land use applications.
  • If a town or city offers incentives for the development of housing for older persons, this bill requires the municipality to offer the same incentives for the development of workforce housing starting July 1, 2023. Incentives might include, for example, increased density or expedited approval.
  • When a local planning or zoning board denies an application, this bill requires the board to include specific written findings of fact that support the decision.
  • This bill requires the Zoning Board of Adjustment to act on an application within 90 days, unless the applicant allows an extension.
  • This bill makes various changes to the timeline and appeals process for zoning decisions and the process for fees for posting of bonds.
  • This bill authorizes municipalities to establish municipal economic development and revitalization districts to construct workforce housing or generally increase the available housing stock.
Bill Became Law?:
Yes
Status Detail:
Signed by Governor
Bill Sponsor:

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