News! Homeowners Rights Bill Becomes Rule of Law

A little news on what’s happening in the Wisconsin State Legislature!

Yesterday Governor Scott Walker signed into law two bills that make up the “Homeowner Bill of Rights.”

Some of the key provisions of the law changes include:

• Review of the electrical code for one and two-family homes to move to a six-year cycle
• For any development project that requires an approval, if the applicant identifies the full scope of the project at the time of filing the application for the first approval required for the project, the existing requirements applicable in each political subdivision from which a subsequent approval is necessary at the time of filing are applicable to all subsequent approvals required for the project.
• Requires a city, village, town, or county to grant a conditional use permit if an applicant meets, or agrees to meet, all the requirements and conditions specified in the relevant ordinance. In addition, the bill requires those requirements and conditions to be reasonable and to the extent practicable measurable.
• Requires a city, village, town, or county to grant a conditional use permit if an applicant meets, or agrees to meet, all the requirements and conditions specified in the relevant ordinance. In addition, the bill requires those requirements and conditions to be reasonable and measurable.

To see all of the provisions that are contained in these recently passed bills you can click here for 2017 Wisconsin Act 67 and here for 2017 Wisconsin Act 68.

 

Source: Brad Boycks, Executive Director, Wisconsin Builders Association