Community Development Districts (Oppose – Preemption) 

Community Development Districts (Oppose – Preemption) 

CS/SB 1348 (Perry) and CS/CS/HB 883 (Ingoglia) allow a petitioner to establish a new community development district (CDD) of less than 2,500 acres within the next 10 years. After the district is established, individuals may petition the municipality or county to amend its boundaries to include a previously identified parcel that was a proposed addition to the district. The bills prohibit a local government from charging a filing fee. The bills specify requirements for the petition. 

CS/CS/HB 883 was substantially amended in the House Government Accountability Committee, which expanded the bill from five pages to 193 pages, and changed the bill title to “An Act Relating to Local Government.” In addition to the CDD language, the bill now includes the entirety of CS/HB 17 (Raburn) relating to community redevelopment agencies (CRAs), and the entirety of CS/CS/HB 1151 (La Rosa) relating to developments of regional impacts. For detailed summaries of these bills, please refer to them in this document. CS/CS/HB 883 now has the potential to be a vehicle that can be amended to include any legislation that affects cities and counties. (Branch)