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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Numerous changes to planning and zoning law. Eliminates review of zoning decisions by certiorari, and establishes a judicial review procedure. Provides procedures for vacation of a plat, including any recorded covenants. Allows a plan commission to adopt a rule to limit further consideration for up to one year after its disapproval of a plat or vacation request. Allows a plan commission (or plat committee acting in its behalf) to: (1) grant waivers from the subdivision control ordinance; and (2) allow or require a commitment to be made as a condition of granting a waiver. Makes changes regarding: (1) qualifications of citizen members of plan commissions and boards of zoning appeals; (2) appointment of alternate members to all plan commissions (current law allows only an area plan commission to appoint alternate members); (3) disqualification of plan commission and board of zoning appeals members due to financial interest or bias; (4) publication of the zoning ordinance; and (5) commitments and conditions. Makes other changes to the planning and zoning law. Repeals superseded statutes concerning vacation of plats, commitments, and writ of certiorari.