Representative Adam Jarchow covers the highlights of the Homeowners Bill of Rights at a press conference.
Representative Adam Jarchow covers the highlights of the Homeowners Bill of Rights at a press conference.
On November 7th, both the state assembly and state senate went to the floor and voted on bills that make up the Homeowners Bill of Rights. State Representative Adam Jarchow and State Senator Tom Tiffany and have been the lead authors on these bills and have worked with the WBA on many of the contained provisions.

Both bills have been slightly altered since their introduction, following a joint public hearing of both legislature’s housing committees, but a number of key policy items remain. Some of the key provisions of the bills include:

Review of the electrical code for one and two-family homes to move to a six-year cycle.

For any development project that requires an approval, if the applicant identifies the full scope of the project at the time of filing the application for the first approval required for the project, the existing requirements applicable in each political subdivision from which a subsequent approval is necessary at the time of filing are applicable to all subsequent approvals required for the project.

Requires a city, village, town, or county to grant a conditional use permit if an applicant meets, or agrees to meet, all the requirements and conditions specified in the relevant ordinance. In addition, the bill requires those requirements and conditions to be reasonable and measurable.

Thank you to all members who helped advocate for the passage of these bills, and a special thank you to Representative Jarchow and Senator Tiffany for their leadership to pass these important bills to lower the cost of housing for Wisconsin families.