Summary of the House Committee Version of the Bill


SPONSOR:  Rohrbach (Scott)

COMMITTEE ACTION:  Voted "do pass" by the Committee on
Miscellaneous Bills and Resolutions by a vote of 8 to 1.

This substitute allows counties that do not have a building code
prior to August 28, 2001, to adopt a building code, subject to
voter approval.  Current law allows first and second
classification counties to adopt building codes with voter
approval.  Voters in an incorporated area would not vote on the
county proposal.

FISCAL NOTE:  No impact on state funds.

PROPONENTS:  Supporters say that the bill allows counties that
want to adopt building codes to put the question before voters
who would be affected by adoption of the codes.

Testifying for the bill was Senator Rohrbach.

OPPONENTS:  Those who oppose the bill say that the provision
allowing voters to repeal building codes raises safety concerns.

Testifying against the bill were American Institute of
Architects of Missouri; St. Louis Homebuilders Association; St.
Louis County Government; Consulting Engineers Council; and
Missouri Society of Professional Engineers.

Donna Schlosser, Legislative Analyst

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