Bill Summary for H 255 (2015-2016)

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Mar 31 2015

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View NCGA Bill Details2015-2016 Session
House Bill 255 (Public) Filed Tuesday, March 17, 2015
AN ACT TO REFORM BUILDING CODE ENFORCEMENT TO PROMOTE ECONOMIC GROWTH BY CONFORMING WORK IN PROGRESS INSPECTION AUTHORITY TO RECENTLY ENACTED INSPECTION LIMITATIONS, BY REQUIRING THE BUILDING CODE COUNCIL TO STUDY THE ALTERNATE METHODS APPROVAL PROCESS, BY CLARIFYING THE DEFINITION OF OFFICIAL MISCONDUCT FOR CODE OFFICIALS, BY RAISING THE THRESHOLD FOR REQUIREMENT OF A BUILDING PERMIT, BY CREATING THE BUILDING CODE COUNCIL RESIDENTIAL CODE COMMITTEE AND THE BUILDING CODE COMMITTEE, BY REQUIRING INTERNET POSTING OF CERTAIN COUNCIL DECISIONS AND INTERPRETATIONS, BY CLARIFYING THAT INSPECTION FEES COLLECTED BY CITIES AND COUNTIES MAY ONLY BE USED TO SUPPORT THE INSPECTION DEPARTMENT, AND BY REQUIRING THAT INSPECTIONS BE PERFORMED IN FULL AND IN A TIMELY MANNER AND INSPECTION REPORTS TO INCLUDE ALL ITEMS FAILING TO MEET CODE REQUIREMENTS, BY AUTHORIZING INSPECTIONS OF COMPONENTS OR ELEMENTS OF BUILDINGS CERTIFIED BY LICENSED ARCHITECTS OR LICENSED ENGINEERS, AND BY EXEMPTING CERTAIN COMMERCIAL BUILDING PROJECTS FROM THE REQUIREMENT OF A PROFESSIONAL SEAL.
Intro. by Brody, Riddell, Cotham.

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House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.

Amends GS 143-138(b5) to provide that no building permit is required under the NC Building Code (Code) or any local variance approved under subsection (e) for construction, installation, repair, replacement, or alteration costing $15,000 (was, $10,000) or less in any single family residence or farm building unless specified work is performed.

Amends GS 153A-357 concerning permits, providing that counties must review and approve building plans submitted for any commercial and multifamily structure (was, any nonresidential structure) pursuant to the Code. Further provides that no building permit is required under the Code for construction, installation, repair, replacement, or alterations costing $15,000 (was, $10,000) or less in any single-family residence or farm building unless specified work is performed.

Amends GS 160A-417, providing that cities must review and approve building plans submitted for any commercial and multifamily structure (was, for any nonresidential structure) pursuant to the Code. Further provides that no building permit is required under the Code for construction, installation, repair, replacement, or alterations costing $15,000 (was, $10,000) or less in any single-family residence or farm building unless specified work is performed.

Amends GS 153A-354 and GS 160A-414, concerning financial support of county and city inspection departments, making clarifying changes.

Changes the effective date to October 1, 2015 (was effective July 1, 2015). 

 

 

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