Bill Text: TX HB3135 | 2023-2024 | 88th Legislature | Comm Sub

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Bill Title: Relating to the review, adoption, and modification of land development regulations by certain municipalities, counties, and special districts.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 2-0)

Status: (Engrossed - Dead) 2023-05-21 - Left pending in committee [HB3135 Detail]

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  88R15747 MP-D
 
  By: Stucky H.B. No. 3135
 
  Substitute the following for H.B. No. 3135:
 
  By:  Burns C.S.H.B. No. 3135
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the review, adoption, and modification of land
  development regulations by municipalities, counties, and certain
  special districts.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subtitle C, Title 7, Local Government Code, is
  amended by adding Chapter 247 to read as follows:
  CHAPTER 247.  REVIEW, ADOPTION, AND MODIFICATION OF LAND
  DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS
         Sec. 247.001.  DEFINITIONS. In this chapter:
               (1)  "Land development regulation" means an ordinance,
  order, rule, or other regulation or standard of a political
  subdivision that regulates:
                     (A)  zoning;
                     (B)  subdivision requirements;
                     (C)  development review and planning
  requirements;
                     (D)  commercial, residential, and multifamily
  building and construction codes;
                     (E)  fire, electric, heating, plumbing, energy
  conservation, water, and flooding codes;
                     (F)  development license, permit, and application
  fees; or
                     (G)  any other related aspect of land development
  as determined by the political subdivision.
               (2)  "Political subdivision" means a:
                     (A)  county;
                     (B)  municipality; or
                     (C)  special purpose district that has authority
  over building codes, development, or land use in the district.
         Sec. 247.002.  REVIEW OF EXISTING LAND DEVELOPMENT
  REGULATIONS. (a)  The governing body of a political subdivision
  shall review the costs, benefits, and risks of the existing land
  development regulations of the political subdivision.
         (b)  The governing body shall review each existing land
  development regulation at least once every 10 years.
         (c)  A review of a land development regulation under this
  section must consider:
               (1)  the regulation's impact on housing development;
               (2)  whether the regulation remains appropriate and
  benefits landowners, residents, or the public;
               (3)  the benefits of the regulation for affected
  parties;
               (4)  the extent to which landowners, residents, or the
  public incur costs as a result of the regulation;
               (5)  the effect on persons regulated under the
  regulation; and
               (6)  the administrative or enforcement costs for the
  regulation that are paid by taxpayers.
         (d)  In reviewing a land development regulation under this
  section, the governing body of the political subdivision shall hold
  at least one public hearing and provide an opportunity for public
  comment.
         (e)  On completing a review of a land development regulation
  under this section, the governing body of the political subdivision
  shall repeal, amend, or readopt the regulation.  The governing body
  shall repeal or amend a regulation that interferes with the
  production of new housing or development related to existing
  housing.
         Sec. 247.003.  IMPACT STATEMENT FOR AND AUTHORITY TO ADOPT
  OR MODIFY PROPOSED LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS. (a)  Before the
  governing body of a political subdivision may adopt or modify a land
  development regulation, the governing body shall analyze the costs,
  benefits, and risks of the proposed regulation and issue an impact
  statement.
         (b)  An impact statement required by Subsection (a) must
  include:
               (1)  an analysis of the fiscal impact of the proposed
  land development regulation;
               (2)  a determination of whether the proposed land
  development regulation provides benefits to the health and welfare
  of the residents of the political subdivision that adopted or
  modified the regulation that outweigh any costs found by the
  analysis required by Subdivision (1); and
               (3)  the proposed land development regulation's impact
  on housing costs in the political subdivision.
         (c)  A political subdivision may adopt or modify a proposed
  land development regulation only if the political subdivision
  determines that the regulation:
               (1)  is consistent with the political subdivision's
  public health and safety priorities;
               (2)  has a minimal fiscal impact; and
               (3)  positively impacts or does not adversely impact
  housing costs for residents of the political subdivision.
         (d)  A political subdivision shall make an impact statement
  required by Subsection (a) available for review by the public.
         SECTION 2.  Not later than September 1, 2028, the governing
  body of each municipality, county, and special purpose district
  shall conduct an initial review of each land development regulation
  under Section 247.002, Local Government Code, as added by this Act.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2023.
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