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Judicial Review of Local Land Use Decision

Concerning judicial review of a local land use decision.
2024 Regular Session
Courts & Judicial
Bill Summary

The bill requires a court to award reasonable attorney fees to a prevailing defendant governmental entity in an action for judicial review of a local land use decision involving residential use with a net project density of 5 dwelling units per acre or more , except for an action brought by the land use applicant before the governmental entity. Filing an action for judicial review of a local land use decision does not affect the validity of the local land use decision. The bill authorizes a governmental entity and the public to rely on the local land use decision in good faith for all purposes until the action for judicial review is resolved.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)




Bill Text

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