Bad Bill Alert: HB 41 would limit citizens’ ability to challenge development rules
House Bill 41, filed by Rep. Alina Garcia, emerged as one of the earliest Bad Bills of 2023.
Identified first by our friends at VoteWater, “the proposal looks to be yet another sop to developers, prohibiting local initiatives or referendums on land development regulations.
State law already prohibits such initiatives or referendums on comprehensive plan or map amendments, except those specifically authorized in a local charter provision enacted before June 2011. HB 41 would essentially expand this to any local push to change land development rules, and make it retroactive.”