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SB 374 — Growth Management

by Senator Detert

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Community Affairs Committee (CA)

The bill prohibits local initiative or referendum processes for any local comprehensive plan amendment or map amendment unless the initiative or referendum process is expressly authorized by specific language in a local government charter which was in effect on June 1, 2011. The bill exempts the Town of Longboat Key’s referendum charter provision from the state statutory provision prohibiting such initiative or referendum processes for local comprehensive plan amendments or map amendments.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect upon becoming law.

Vote: Senate 35-0; House 117-0