A boarding home is a residence or other institution located in a residential zone that is maintained to provide board, domiciliary care, and other services for 7 – 16 unrelated permanent residents, and which assumes general responsibility for the safety and wellbeing of the residents. No local government may prohibit the use of a residential home in an area zoned for residential or commercial use, from being used as a boarding home. A local government may enforce generally-applicable regulations, such as fire and safety regulations, on a boarding home, but these regulations may be no more restrictive that the regulations imposed on other residential homes in the same area.
First reading, referred to Local Government on 1.28.2020. Public hearing in the House Committee on Local Government at 8:00 AM on 2.5.2020. Scheduled for executive session in the House Committee on Local Government on 2.7.2020. Executive action in the House Committee on Local Government on 2.7.2020; 1st substitute bill passed and referred to Rules 2 Review. Rules Committee relieved of further consideration. Placed on second reading on 2.13.2020. 1st substitute bill substituted and floor amendment(s) adopted. Rules suspended. Placed and passed on Third Reading on 2.14.2020. IN THE SENATE: First reading, referred to Local Government on 2.18.2020. Public hearing scheduled in the Senate Committee on Local Government on 2.25.2020; majority pass with amendment(s). Passed to Rules Committee for second reading on 2.26.2020. Placed on second reading by Rules Committee on 3.2.2020. Senate Rules "X" file on 3.9.2020. (updated 3.13.2020)