Bill Summary for H 687 (2013-2014)

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Apr 10 2013

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View NCGA Bill Details2013-2014 Session
House Bill 687 (Public) Filed Tuesday, April 9, 2013
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO REQUIRE THE BUILDING CODE COUNCIL TO AMEND THE NC BUILDING CODE TO ALLOW OCCUPANTS YOUNGER THAN EIGHTEEN IN TEMPORARY OVERFLOW EMERGENCY SHELTERS FOR THE HOMELESS.
Intro. by Hardister, Hamilton.

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Provides for the implementation of Section 424.1.1 of the 2012 NC Building Code by the Building Code Council (Council) and local governments, which establishes that temporary overflow emergency shelters for the homeless, to allow occupants under the age of 18 when the shelter (1) is intended to serve homeless families that include children under 18 and their parents or other legal guardians and (2) the temporary shelter consists of a group of churches or other nonprofit religious entities that have agreed to host the shelter occupants on the premises of each church or religious entity on a rotating basis.  The above should be implemented and only discontinued when the Council adopts amendments, notwithstanding GS 150B-19(4), to the Homeless Shelter Provision, providing for the inclusion of occupants under the age of 18 as specified above.

Sets out the definitions of council, code, and homeless shelter provision as they are used and understood in this act.

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