Introduced by Rep. Robert Jones (D) on June 28, 2008, to increase the penalties for violating the law that prohibits owners of buildings deemed to be “historic” from undertaking exterior renovations on their property without permission from a local authority. The bill increases civil fines for unauthorized work from $5,000 to $50,000, and for unauthorized demolition to $150,000. It also increases criminal penalties, and revises a number of other provisions to generally increase enforcement of these restrictions on property owners. Full Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Intergovernmental, Urban And Regional Affairs Committee on June 28, 2008.