02RS HB465


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HB 465/LM (BR 1123) - J. Wayne, J. Jenkins, S. Riggs, G. Stumbo

     AN ACT relating to land use and planning.
     Amend KRS 100.111 to define "local government"; amend KRS 100.113 to require every local government in Kentucky to comprise or be a part of a planning unit; create a new section of Chapter 100 to require each comprehensive plan to have one or more future growth areas where development is expected to occur and where development will only occur, establish factors for location, prohibit future growth areas from occupying the same parcel of land, allow planning commissions to reassign future growth areas, require existing planning commissions and future planning commissions to designate the future growth areas either during its next 5 year update, or with the initial comprehensive plan, whichever applies, and provide procedure for designating the area, and provide procedure for amending the future growth areas at least once every 5 years, and provide procedure for doing so, prohibit local governments and special districts from extending new or existing sewer or water facilities to serve currently unserved parcels of land, or approve zoning designations or changes that are of an urbanized character outside of the boundary; amend KRS 100.187 to provide for a comprehensive growth policy element, and define contents of element for local governments; amend KRS 100.197 to provide that a local planning commission must submit its plans to the regional planning commission and then to the state planning committee for approval and changes, and provide procedures for doing so, before it may adopt the elements, allow citizen to commence civil action against a state, regional, or local comprehensive plan; amend KRS 147A.125 to include one additional at-large member of the regional planning council for every 5 appointed representatives, and provide that in the case of reviewing local planning commission's plans, that the regional planning council review and forward them to the state planning committee, and establish requirements for regional planning council's regional transportation, infrastructure and land use plans, and provide that the regional planning council submit its plans to the state planning committee for review, and provide that the regional planning council hold a public hearing before adopting or amending its plan, and provide that in cases where a council of governments exists, covering portions of the regional planning council's jurisdiction, that coordination must take place to ensure the compatibility of the transportation, infrastructure, and land use plans; amend KRS 147.070 to provide staff or by other means sufficient personnel to aid local governments in designing and maintaining their comprehensive plans and zoning regulations, and provide that the Governor's cabinet shall adopt its comprehensive growth strategy and shall coordinate it with the local and regional plan elements, and provide that the state planning committee is to maintain a file of all planning commission's plans as well as regional planning council's transportation, infrastructure, and land use plans and amendments; amend various sections of KRS Chapter 147A to require the Department for Local Government to provide technical assistance with local planning commissions and planning officials; and require each area district's board of directors to employ at least 2 planners and set duties and qualifications; EFFECTIVE 7/15/04.

     Jan 24-introduced in House
     Jan 25-to Local Government (H)
     Jan 30-posted in committee

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