A summary of what this bill would do is here.  A few things jump right out: (1) the bill’s title, “An Act Promoting the Planning and Development of Sustainable Communities,” gives me the willies; (2) sayonara, ANR plans; (3) allows town meeting to change zoning bylaws by a simple majority, promoting instability in the law; (4) authorizes impact fees so municipalities can “recoup some of the capital costs for private developments”; (5) weakens the standard for issuance of variances.

Does anyone have any on-the-ground intelligence as to whether this bill – or anything like it – is actually going anywhere this session?