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2018 Farm Bill Is Historic For Indian Country
The 2018 Farm Bill is a huge legislative accomplishment. It earned a super-majority of bipartisan support in both the House and Senate, and it included dozens of provisions sought by Indian Country.
United States
3 Jan 2019
California's 2019 Housing Laws: What You Need To Know
Following 2017, a year in which the California Legislature passed a high-profile package of 15 new housing laws, the Legislature has continued to focus on housing laws in 2018 to address the state's epic housing shortage.
United States
10 Oct 2018
New Decisions Offer Important Guidance On California Ballot Box Planning
Rulings Help Reconcile Local Land Use Decisions with Powers of Referendum and Initiative
United States
12 Sep 2018
Changes To The Organic Program Under The Proposed Farm Bill
The House of Representatives released its proposed amendments to the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (more commonly referred to as the Farm Bill).
United States
20 Apr 2018
U.S. Department Of Agriculture Releases 2018 Farm Bill Principles
Sonny Perdue, secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), released the Trump Administration's 2018 Farm Bill and Legislative Principles on Jan. 24, 2018.
United States
26 Jan 2018
U.S. Supreme Court: State Law Merging Lots In Common Ownership Not A Regulatory Taking
In an interesting twist, eight members of the U.S. Supreme Court agreed on June 23, 2017, in the case of Murr v. Wisconsin, No. 15-214, that state regulations making two adjoining lots held...
United States
5 Jul 2017
Court Of Appeal Upholds Issuance Of Erosion-Control Permit As Ministerial And Exempt From CEQA
The court used the "functional test" to determine whether ordinance provisions applicable to the permit were ministerial or discretionary.
United States
17 May 2017
Seventh Circuit Strikes Down Zoning Regulations And Age Restriction Governing Shooting Ranges
On Jan. 18, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit struck down Chicago's zoning regulations limiting shooting ranges to only a small portion of the city...
United States
17 Feb 2017
Corner Briefing: California Land Reuse And Revitalization Act
This is the second edition in an ongoing series of "Corner Briefings" highlighting urban infill legal tools and opportunities.
United States
5 Apr 2016
USDA Environmental Policies Final Rule Clarifies NEPA Stance For RUS Borrowers
The U.S. Department of Agriculture on March 2, 2016, issued a Final Rule on its Environmental Policies and Procedures that will affect actions by four agencies within USDA, including the Rural Utilities Service.
United States
4 Mar 2016
Illinois Supreme Court Rules Local Land Use Codes Apply To School Districts
In a long-anticipated decision, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled on September 24, 2015, that school districts are subject to municipal zoning and land use regulations.
United States
28 Sep 2015
USDA Loan Guarantee Funding Solicitation Announced
USDA formally published an Interim Final Rule to the Federal Register on June 24, modifying the 9003 Program to incorporate administrative improvements based on the Agency's experience in implementing prior rounds.
United States
3 Jul 2015
The First 100 Days and Beyond: ILSA Now Administered by the Federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, effective July 21, 2010, focuses extensively on banking and securities. Title X of the Act (codified at 12 U.S.C.A. Section 5511) establishes the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or the "bureau") and grants it extensive authority over banking and securities.
United States
30 Nov 2011
Crossing the Rubicon: ILSA Now Administered by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, effective July 21, 2010, was conceived as the federal response to what is often referred to as this country’s greatest economic recession since the Great Depression.
United States
22 Jul 2011
Local Government: Amendment to Illinois Municipal Code Regarding Political Campaign Signs
On June 3, 2010, Governor Quinn signed into law Public Act 96-0904, amending Section 11-13-1 of the Municipal Code to significantly restrict the ability of all Illinois municipalities to regulate the placement of political campaign signs on residential property.
United States
20 Sep 2010
Local Government: Amendments to the Illinois Vehicle Code Concerning Automated Red-Light Camera Systems
On April 23, 2010, the Illinois House of Representatives approved Senate Bill 935 (Bill), which amends the Illinois Vehicle Code concerning red-light camera systems (the Red-Light Camera System Amendments).
United States
3 Jun 2010
New Laws Establish Procedural Framework For Disposition Of D.C.-Owned Property
In the second half of 2009, the Council of the District of Columbia unanimously passed two bills aimed at addressing perceived deficiencies in the disposition and development of District-owned property: The District Land Disposition Amendment Act of 2009 (the Land Disposition Amendment), which took effect on October 22, 2009, and The Public Land Surplus Standards Amendment Act of 2009 (the Surplus Land Amendment), which is projected to become law on March 10, 2010.
United States
4 Mar 2010
Miami-Dade County Adopts Ordinance Providing Development Approval Extensions
Developers and lenders with projects in Miami-Dade County that have current permits, time-sensitive agreements, or capacity reservations nearing expiration should be aware that there is now an administrative mechanism for extending certain approvals.
United States
9 Feb 2010
Florida Legislature Enacts Changes Affecting Condominium And Homeowner Association Laws
The 2009 Florida legislative session recently ended and only one bill relating to condominium and homeowner association laws was passed which was enacted into law.
United States
11 Aug 2009
Understanding The New Georgia Forest Land Dedication Program
Georgia has a new forest land dedication program for reduction of real property taxes on timber land. This complex program can be beneficial to many land owners but qualified legal guidance is recommended.
United States
16 Jul 2009
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