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House Passes REALTOR® Priority Residential Lot Splitting Bill on Day 1 of 2024 Session

Legislative Session Update | January 8, 2024

On January 8, the first day of the 2024 Legislative Session, the House of Representatives passed HB 1245 regarding residential lot splitting, sponsored by Representatives Andrew Barkis and Jessica Bateman. The bipartisan bill passed 94-4, a vote similar to the House passage of the bill in 2023. The 2024 Legislative Session includes both bills from 2023 that did not pass, and new bills introduced in 2024. In 2023, HB 1245 passed the House but did not advance through the Senate Local Government & Land Use Committee, largely over concerns about whether increasing lot splitting would compound the density increases from the Middle Housing and ADU legislation. In 2024, REALTORS® and other housing stakeholders will work to create a streamlined process so that new residential lots can be created to build housing on separate lots, increasing opportunities for homeownership.

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