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CS/CS/SB 1070 — Fuel Terminals

by Transportation Committee; Community Affairs Committee; and Senator Simpson

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 a local government from adopting amendments after July 1, 2014, to a comprehensive plan, land use designation or regulation, or zoning district so as to conflict with an existing fuel terminal’s classification as a permitted and allowable use, including amendments that would render a fuel terminal a nonconforming use. A local government must allow a fuel terminal that is damaged or destroyed by a natural disaster or other catastrophe to timely repair the fuel terminal to its pre-existing capacity. The bill does not limit the authority of a local government to adopt and enforce laws regarding the safety and building standards of the fuel terminal.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2014.

Vote: Senate 36-0; House 112-5