Bill Text: NH HB1177 | 2022 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Relative to permissible residential units in a residential zone.

Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Democrat 10-1)

Status: (Introduced) 2022-03-17 - Lay HB1177 on Table (Rep. Baldasaro): Motion Adopted Regular Calendar 167-157 03/17/2022 House Journal 8 [HB1177 Detail]

Download: New_Hampshire-2022-HB1177-Introduced.html

HB 1177  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2022 SESSION

22-2012

08/11

 

HOUSE BILL 1177

 

AN ACT relative to permissible residential units in a residential zone.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Vann, Hills. 24; Rep. Gallager, Merr. 15; Rep. Stavis, Graf. 13; Rep. McWilliams, Merr. 27; Rep. Porter, Hills. 1; Rep. Caplan, Merr. 6; Rep. Conley, Straf. 13; Rep. Booras, Hills. 33; Rep. Mangipudi, Hills. 35; Rep. Read, Rock. 17; Sen. Bradley, Dist 3

 

COMMITTEE: Municipal and County Government

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires that local legislative bodies permit by right certain single-family lots in residential districts to be used for up to 4 residential units.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

22-2012

08/11

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty Two

 

AN ACT relative to permissible residential units in a residential zone.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  New Paragraph; Zoning; Grant of Power; Single Family Lots.  Amend RSA 674:16 by inserting after paragraph V the following new paragraph:

VI. In the exercise of the powers granted under this subdivision, the local legislative body of a city, town, or county in which there are located unincorporated towns or unorganized places shall allow as a matter of right any single-family lot in a residential zoning district served by water and sewer to be used for four residential dwelling units. These may be configured as a single 4-unit building, 2 duplex units, 4 single units, one duplex unit with 2 accessory dwelling units, 4 townhouses, or one single family house with 3 accessory dwelling units. The lot and yard standards, setbacks, parking requirements, and lot coverage shall be no more restrictive than those required for a single family dwelling.  All relevant building code and fire code requirements shall still apply. This paragraph shall apply to new construction or rehabilitation of existing buildings.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

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