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Engrossed Senate Bill (H)

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Extraterritorial powers of cities and towns. Repeals the general authority of a city or town (municipality) to exercise the following powers outside of its corporate boundaries: (1) Regulating conduct or property use endangering public health, safety, and welfare.(2) Capturing and destroying animals. (3) Operating recreational parks and exercising eminent domain to acquire property for park purposes. Provides that an ordinance adopted before January 1, 2019 that regulates the public health, safety, and welfare outside the municipality's boundaries is not void upon repeal of the statute and is not legalized or validated if the ordinance violates the law. Provides that ordinances Extraterritorial powers of cities and towns. Repeals the general authority of a city or town (municipality) to exercise the following powers outside of its corporate boundaries: (1) Regulating conduct or property use endangering public health, safety, and welfare.(2) Capturing and destroying animals. (3) Operating recreational parks and exercising eminent domain to acquire property for park purposes. Provides that an ordinance adopted before January 1, 2019 that regulates the public health, safety, and welfare outside the municipality's boundaries is not void upon repeal of the statute and is not legalized or validated if the ordinance violates the law. Provides that ordinances adopted exercising the other extraterritorial powers under (1) and (3) are void. Provides that a municipality may only exercise eminent domain within the municipality unless a statute expressly provides otherwise. Repeals a provision that allows a municipality to exercise powers regarding watercourses within 10 miles outside its corporate boundaries. Requires a municipality to obtain the approval of the county executive before exercising advisory planning and zoning jurisdiction in the two mile area outside its municipal boundaries. Allows a municipality to continue to exercise eminent domain to acquire property outside its boundaries, if it has reached a specified point in the eminent domain proceedings on January 1, 2019. ... View more