PROVIDING A ZONING EXEMPTION FOR ANY AGRICULTURAL INTEREST ANNEXED BY A MUNICIPALITY AND EXEMPTING COVERAGE OF ANY AGRICULTURAL INTEREST IN THE EXTRATERRITORIAL PLANNING JURISDICTION OF A MUNICIPALITY.
Enacts new GS 160A-393.1 as the title indicates. Applies to any agricultural interest included in an area to be annexed by a municipality under Article 4A (regarding extension of corporate limits) of GS Chapter 160A. Defines agricultural interest to mean an area of land, including any structures, used primarily for (1) the production of produce, grains, livestock, or fibers; (2) the production of horticultural products; (3) the production of aquaculture products; (4) the production of trees and timber; (5) a demonstration, research, or test farm; (6) a petting zoo (7) agritourism; or (8) equine activities.
Adds a new subsection (a2) to GS 160A-360 to provide that the provisions of GS 160A-360 (regarding territorial jurisdiction) do not apply to any agricultural interest, as defined in proposed GS 160A-393(b), located within the extraterritorial jurisdiction of a municipality.