Q Senate Bill 2634 and House Bill 773 amended Section 17-2-9 to remove language exempting hunting and fishing camps from the requirement that they comply with local flood mitigation ordinances. Does this apply to hunting and fishing camps that were granted an exemption under the old law?

A Yes. The plain language of Senate Bill 2634 states that the provisions exempting hunting and fishing camps shall not apply to any floodplain management ordinances or regulations necessary for eligibility for the National Flood Insurance Program, and such ordinances or regulations “shall apply retroactively to any construction or improvement permit granted for any structure exempted under this section before the effective date of this act.” (Attorney General’s Opinion to Ross, October 5, 2012)