HB 1523 -- Official State Codes
This bill specifies that beginning July 1, 2013, certain codes
including specified electrical, building, residential, fire,
plumbing, mechanical, fuel gas, and property maintenance codes
will be deemed the official state codes. Each county and
municipality may adopt and enforce the state codes by reference,
and each fire protection district must adopt the state fire code.
No agricultural building as defined in the bill will be subject
to any official state code.
Each county, municipality, or fire protection district that
adopts a state code must remain within one code version of the
official state code. These provisions cannot limit the authority
of a jurisdiction to adopt a code that is equivalent to or has
higher standards than the official state code or to amend,
delete, or make additions to a state code. In the case of any
conflict between a state code and other sections of law, the
state code adopted under these provisions will apply.
The State Code Commission is established consisting of nine
members appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of
the Senate and the State Code Manager and State Fire Marshal
serving as ex-officio members. The powers and duties of the
commission are specified, including the appointment of the State
Code Manager who is to review, maintain, and amend the official
state codes. The State Fire Marshal will review, maintain, and
amend the official state fire code.
Each county, municipality, and fire protection district must
enforce the state codes within its jurisdiction through
inspection services by its employees, intergovernmental
agreements, or registered third-party inspectors who may be
charged an annual registration fee of up to $25 by the commission
which will be deposited into the newly created State Code Fund.
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Last Updated February 9, 2012 at 6:44 pm