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Legal Alerts | February 23, 2024 Accessory Dwelling Units


Bill 24-1152 creates additional requirements for accessory dwelling units. First, the bill creates requirements for “subject jurisdictions” and “supportive jurisdictions.” A subject jurisdiction is a municipality with 1,000 or more people or a portion of a county within a census designated space with more than ten thousand people, and it must be within an area of a metropolitan planning organization. Subject jurisdictions are required to allow one accessory dwelling unit as an accessory use to a single-unit detached dwelling where the subject jurisdiction allows single-unit detached dwellings. This bill also requires the department to provide a fee reduction and encouragement grant, and various programs supporting accessory dwelling units for residents in supportive jurisdictions (jurisdictions that submit a report to qualify as a support jurisdiction). The department must also develop a toolkit to encourage local governments accessory dwelling construction and model public safety code requirements regarding geographic or climatic conditions for factory-built structures. Additionally, this bill prohibits planned unit developments from enacting stricter restrictions on accessory dwelling units than what local laws provides for outside of the planned unit development. Similarly, this bill prohibits as void against public policy, any prohibition or extensive regulation of accessory dwelling units by a unit owners’ association in a supportive jurisdiction.

Legislative Updates

  • 2024-05-07 / Enrolled
    House Considered Senate Amendments – Result was to Concur – Repass
  • 2024-05-06
    Senate Third Reading Passed with Amendments – Floor
  • 2024-05-04
    Senate Second Reading Special Order – Passed with Amendments – Committee, Floor
  • 2024-05-03
    Senate Second Reading Laid Over to 05/04/2024 – No Amendments
  • 2024-05-02
    Senate Second Reading Laid Over to 05/03/2024 – No Amendments
  • 2024-05-01
    Senate Second Reading Special Order – Laid Over to 05/02/2024 – No Amendments
  • Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
  • 2024-04-23
    Senate Committee on Local Government & Housing Refer Amended to Appropriations
  • 2024-04-18
    Introduced in Senate – Assigned to Local Government & Housing
  • 2024-04-14
    House Third Reading Passed – No Amendments
  • 2024-04-12
    House Second Reading Special Order – Passed with Amendments – Committee, Floor
    House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
  • 2024-02-27
    House Committee on Transportation, Housing & Local Government Refer Amended to Appropriations
  • 2024-01-30
    Introduced In House – Assigned to Transportation, Housing & Local Government

This content is updated every Thursday, but is not a comprehensive list of updates. If you have questions regarding a specific piece of legislation, please contact Davis Graham partner, Sarah Kellner.

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