Bill Summary for H 730 (2019-2020)
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AN ACT REQUIRING THAT DOORSTEP REFUSE AND RECYCLING COLLECTION CONTAINERS BE ALLOWED IN EXIT ACCESS CORRIDORS OF CERTAIN APARTMENT OCCUPANCIES UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.Intro. by Szoka, Corbin, Howard, Richardson.
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Requires the Building Code Council (Council) and local governments enforcing the 2018 NC Fire Prevention Code (Code) to enforce the specified exit obstruction and waste accumulation provisions as follows. Requires code enforcement authorities with jurisdiction over apartment occupancies to permit doorstep refuse and recycling collection containers which stand upright on their own and do not leak liquids when standing upright in exit access corridors as described with respect to apartment occupancies with enclosed corridors, and in apartment occupancies with open-air corridors or balconies served by exterior exit stairs. Authorizes the code enforcement authority having jurisdiction to approve alternative containers and storage arrangements that are demonstrated to provide an equivalent level of safety as described. Provides apartment occupancies a phase in period until December 31, 2020, to comply with the implementation provisions. Requires the Commission to revise the exit obstruction and waste accumulation provisions of the Code and adopt substantively similar permanent rules. Effective July 1, 2019.