House File 718 - Introduced HOUSE FILE 718 BY COMMITTEE ON STATE GOVERNMENT (SUCCESSOR TO HSB 233) A BILL FOR An Act relating to the power of cities to regulate certain 1 building restrictions. 2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 3 TLSB 2598HV (1) 88 js/rn
H.F. 718 Section 1. Section 414.1, subsection 1, Code 2019, is 1 amended by adding the following new paragraph: 2 NEW PARAGRAPH . c. A city shall not, after January 1, 3 2019, adopt or enforce any regulation, restriction, or other 4 ordinance related to residential property rental permit caps on 5 single-family homes or duplexes. 6 Sec. 2. EFFECTIVE DATE. This Act, being deemed of immediate 7 importance, takes effect upon enactment. 8 Sec. 3. RETROACTIVE APPLICABILITY. This Act applies 9 retroactively to January 1, 2019, to regulations, restrictions, 10 or ordinances adopted on or after that date. 11 EXPLANATION 12 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 13 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 14 This bill relates to powers granted to a city concerning 15 building restrictions. The bill prohibits a city from 16 adopting or enforcing a regulation, restriction, or other 17 ordinance related to residential property rental permit caps 18 on single-family homes or duplexes after January 1, 2019. The 19 bill is effective upon enactment and applies retroactively to 20 regulations, restrictions, or ordinances adopted or enforced 21 on or after that date. 22 -1- LSB 2598HV (1) 88 js/rn 1/ 1