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HB 127a: Cutting County Planning – 2019

Summary: HB 127 would scrap county land use planning and would result in unrestricted growth and development outside of city limits.

ICL's position: Oppose

Current Bill Status: Dead

Issue Areas: State Issues

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House Bill 127 would make county comprehensive planning and land use plans optional. HB 127, introduced by Rep. John Green (R-Post Falls) would amend Idaho’s Land Use Planning Act and could result in unmanaged and unrestricted growth outside of city limits, where planning would still be required.

The bill barely cleared the House Local Government Committee and failed in a 30-38 vote in the House.