|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
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HB 1047 LC 14 6844
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
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:
1-14 (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
1-25 (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
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
Clerk of the House
Robert E. Rivers, Jr., Clerk
Last Updated on 04/20/98