New Changes to Florida’s Growth Management Act
CS/CS/HB 7103 passed the House on April 25, 2019. The Senate amended the bill on May 3, 2019, and returned it to the House. The House concurred in the Senate amendment and subsequently passed the bill as amended on May 3, 2019. The Governor approved the bill on June 28, 2019 and it became effective on that date.
Although the changes to the Act became law on June 28, 2019, many in the State are just now learning how much these changes impact local community development. In fact, several State advocacy groups, including 1000 Friends of Florida are warning of negative impacts to community development. Their concerns can be found here.
Here is a summary of the new changes to community development and housing regulations:
It is too early to tell if these changes will have a positive or negative impact to community development, but some insight might be gleaned from a one-sentence assessment of the impact in the bill’s Staff Analysis. The Report states: “The bill may have an indeterminate negative fiscal impact on local government revenues.”
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