Know Your Rights

Monday, November 27th, WBA President David Belman and Advocacy Group Chair Steve Gryboski traveled to Madison to attend a bill signing event where Governor Scott Walker signed into law both bills that make up the Homeowner Bill of Rights.

Some of the key provisions of the law changes include:
• Review of the electrical code for one and two-family homes to move to a six-year cycle
• For any development project that requires an approval, if the applicant identifies the full scope of the project at the time of filing the application for the first approval required for the project, the existing requirements applicable in each political subdivision from which a subsequent approval is necessary at the time of filing are applicable to all subsequent approvals required for the project.
• Requires a city, village, town, or county to grant a conditional use permit if an applicant meets, or agrees to meet, all the requirements and conditions specified in the relevant ordinance. In addition, the bill requires those requirements and conditions to be reasonable and to the extent practicable measurable.
• Requires a city, village, town, or county to grant a conditional use permit if an applicant meets, or agrees to meet, all the requirements and conditions specified in the relevant ordinance. In addition, the bill requires those requirements and conditions to be reasonable and measurable.

To see all of the provisions that are contained in these recently passed bills you can click here for 2017 Wisconsin Act 67 and here for 2017 Wisconsin Act 68.

A special thank-you to the bill’s lead authors, Representative Adam Jarchow and Senator Tom Tiffany, for all their efforts to pass these important bills to reduce the cost of housing for Wisconsin families.

For more resources on the Homeowner’s Bill of Rights, contact the Wisconsin Builders Association at 608.242.5151.

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