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Governor McCrory signed SB 25 into law! What does this mean for you? The law clarifies that local ordinances may not mandate subjective design and aesthetic controls. This law effects the UDO and several sections will have to be amended to reflect NC Legislation. This is a HUGE win for the housing and building community! Thank you for your membership support and BuildPAC donations.
View the law here.
Governor Pat McCrory signed HB 25 (Zoning/Design & Aesthetic Controls) this morning at approximately 10:30 a.m. With the Governorâ€™s signature, the act became effective immediately. Because it clarifies existing law, it applies â€œto ordinances adopted before, on, and after the effective dateâ€ which is today.
â€œWe greatly appreciate the Governorâ€™s action in signing the bill into law.â€ said NCHBA Executive Vice President Mike Carpenter. â€œThe Governor has demonstrated his strong commitment to preserving housing affordability, consumer choice, and the individual property rights of landowners.â€
The Governorâ€™s action followed strong bipartisan approval of the legislation by the Senate (43-7 on April 27) and by the House (98-17 on June 9).
â€œWe wish to thank our Senate and House lead sponsors, Senator Rick Gunn (R-Alamance) and Representative Nelson Dollar (R-Wake), for their steadfast leadership in achieving this result.â€ Carpenter said. â€œWe also want to thank our other principal sponsors, Senators Tom Apodaca (R-Henderson) and Jeff Tarte (R-Mecklenburg), along with Representatives Bill Brawley (R-Mecklenburg), Jonathan Jordan (R-Ashe) and Rick Glazier (D-Cumberland) who were likewise instrumental getting this legislation enacted.
â€œWe also want to thank our other numerous legislative co-sponsors in both bodies as well as those members who voted for the bill.â€ Carpenter noted. â€œFinally, I want to recognize former Senator Dan Clodfelter, now the Mayor of Charlotte, for his initial sponsorship of the predecessor of this legislation first introduced in 2011. It has been a long journey but one well worth making for the benefit of homebuyers across the state.â€