HB1219 (2022) Detail

Relative to parking requirements for religious institution-affiliated housing development projects.


HB 1219  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2022 SESSION

22-2266

08/04

 

HOUSE BILL 1219

 

AN ACT relative to parking requirements for religious institution-affiliated housing development projects.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Gallager, Merr. 15

 

COMMITTEE: Municipal and County Government

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill prevents planning boards from adopting certain parking requirements for religious institution-affiliated housing development projects.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

22-2266

08/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty Two

 

AN ACT relative to parking requirements for religious institution-affiliated housing development projects.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  New Section; Regulation of Subdivision of Land; Religious Institutions; Parking.  Amend RSA 674 by inserting after section 42 the following new section:

674:42-a  Religious Institutions; Parking.

I.  A planning board shall not require the following:

(a)  The replacement of religious-use parking spaces that a developer of a housing development project affiliated with a religious institution proposes to eliminate as part of that housing development project.  

(b)  The number of religious-use parking spaces requested to be eliminated from the plan to exceed 50 percent of the number that is available at the time the request for the permit is presented to the board.

(c)  The curing of any preexisting deficit of the number of religious-use parking spaces as a condition of approval of a religious institution-affiliated housing development project.

II.  The number of religious-use parking spaces available after completion of a religious institution-affiliated housing development project shall count toward the number of parking spaces otherwise required for approval.

III.  The planning board shall not deny a permit for a housing development project proposed by a religious institution, or a developer working with a religious institution, solely on the basis that the project will reduce the total number of parking spaces available at the place of worship provided that the total reduction does not exceed 50 percent of existing parking spaces.

IV.  The planning board may require one parking space per unit for a religious institution-affiliated housing development project.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

Links

HB1219 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type

Bill Text Revisions

HB1219 Revision: 33875 Date: Nov. 18, 2021, 1:46 p.m.

Docket


Nov. 18, 2021: Introduced 01/05/2022 and referred to Municipal and County Government