HB 1047 - Zoning; newly annexed property; review and comment period

First Reader Summary

A BILL to amend Chapter 66 of Title 36 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, "The Zoning Procedures Law, "so as to provide for a period of review and comment during which the prior zoning of newly annexed property shall remain in effect; and for other purposes.

Wiles, John J (34th)
Status Summary HC: SPCA SC: LA: 03/21/97 H - Read 2nd Time
Page Numbers - 1/ 2
Code Sections - 36-66-6
House Action Senate
3/20/97 Read 1st Time
3/21/97 Read 2nd Time

HB 1047                                            LC 14 6844 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                        A BILL TO BE ENTITLED 
                               AN ACT 
 
 
  1- 1  To amend Chapter 66 of Title 36 of the Official Code of 
  1- 2  Georgia Annotated, "The Zoning Procedures Law," so as to 
  1- 3  provide for a period of review and comment during which the 
  1- 4  prior zoning of newly annexed property shall remain in 
  1- 5  effect; to provide for related matters; to provide an 
  1- 6  effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other 
  1- 7  purposes. 
 
  1- 8       BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA: 
 
  1- 9                          SECTION 1 . 
 
  1-10  Chapter 66 of Title 36 of the Official Code of Georgia 
  1-11  Annotated, "The Zoning Procedures Law," is amended by adding 
  1-12  at its end a new Code Section 36-66-6 to read as follows: 
 
  1-13    "36-66-6. 
 
  1-14    (a) As a part of the minimum procedures required by this 
  1-15    Code section, any municipality to which property is 
  1-16    annexed in any manner shall establish a period of review 
  1-17    and comment before undertaking any zoning or rezoning of 
  1-18    newly annexed property. During such period of review and 
  1-19    comment, the newly annexed property shall remain subject 
  1-20    to the same county zoning in effect for such property 
  1-21    prior to its annexation; and during such period no 
  1-22    development of such property shall be permitted or 
  1-23    commenced which would conflict with its zoning prior to 
  1-24    annexation. 
 
  1-25    (b) The purpose of such period of review and comment shall 
  1-26    be to allow for integration of such newly annexed property 
  1-27    into the municipality's comprehensive planning process and 
  1-28    to allow an opportunity for comment with respect to such 
  1-29    planning by any interested or affected members of the 
  1-30    public. The municipality shall adopt procedures to 
  1-31    facilitate the making and receipt of such public comments. 
 
  1-32    (c) The period of review and comment provided for by this 
  1-33    Code section shall be established by the municipal 
 
 
 
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  2- 1    corporation but shall be at least 12 months. Such period 
  2- 2    of review and comment shall commence on the effective date 
  2- 3    of the annexation of the property; and the municipal 
  2- 4    governing authority shall not adopt any zoning or rezoning 
  2- 5    for the newly annexed property prior to the expiration of 
  2- 6    such period." 
 
  2- 7                           SECTION 2. 
 
  2- 8  This Act shall become effective on July 1, 1997. 
 
  2- 9                           SECTION 3. 
 
  2-10  All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are 
  2-11  repealed. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Clerk of the House
Robert E. Rivers, Jr., Clerk
Last Updated on 04/20/98

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