Establishes statewide regulation of flood hazard areas to be compliant with the National Flood Insurance Program. A municipality can seek delegation of this regulatory authority and may adopt more stringent requirements except as to agricultural and silvicultural practices and farm structures. The bill also requires the state issue a general permit to govern state or delegated regulation of agricultural and silvicultural practices and farm structures within a flood hazard area. The bill further requires that flood insurance be obtained for real property in flood hazard areas.
January 10, 2012: Read First Time and Referred to the Committee on Fish, Wildlife & Water Resources
March 18, 2012: Still in Committee on Fish, Wildlife & Water Resources