RALNA Legislative Update, February 16, 2022

ARIZONA

There is exciting news out of Arizona this week. A new bill was proposed that would prohibit municipalities and counties from imposing distancing requirements between new and existing assisted living homes.

NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY  OTHER  LAW,  A  MUNICIPALITY  MAY  NOT  ADOPT  A  LAND USE REGULATION OR GENERAL OR SPECIFIC PLAN PROVISION OR IMPOSE AS A CONDITION  FOR  APPROVING  A  BUILDING  OR  USE  PERMIT  ANY  REQUIREMENT  THAT  RESTRICTS THE DISTANCE BETWEEN AN EXISTING ASSISTED LIVING HOME AND A NEW ASSISTED LIVING HOME IF ALL OTHER STANDARDS AND REQUIREMENTS ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO THIS CHAPTER HAVE BEEN MET

Unreasonable spacing requirements have been a problem in a number of Arizona municipalities, so the proposed bill would be a welcome intervention.

H.B.2724 was just introduced on February 8th and has already successfully passed the House Commerce Committee. Next it will go to the full House and then on to the Senate.

Contact your representative to indicate your support!

You can also contact the sponsor:

Rep. Ben Toma
House Majority Leader
[email protected]
602-926-3298

To track this and other bills and regulations, go to RALNA’s real-time tracking boards:
2022 Legislative Tracking Board
2022 Regulatory Tracking Board

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