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  • Summary date: Feb 19 2013 - View Summary

    Identical to H 120, filed 2/12/13.

    Amends GS 153A-360 (regarding counties) and GS 160A-420 (regarding cities) to require that local government units obtain approval from the North Carolina Building Code Council (Council) prior to requiring regular, routine inspections for one-and-two-family dwellings that are in addition to the specific inspections required by the North Carolina Building Code (NC Building Code). Directs the Council to review all requests from a  county or city government and render a decision in a timely manner. Provides that the added subsections to GS 153A-360 and GS 160A-420 do not limit the authority of local governments to require inspections when there are unforeseen or unique circumstances that require immediate action.

    Amends GS 143-138(d) to provide that the Council may periodically revise and amend the NC Building Code on its own motion or on application from any citizen, state agency, or political subdivision of the state. Additionally, specifies the frequency with which the Council must update provisions of the NC Building Code and the effective dates for those NC Building Code updates.  Directs the Council to publish in the North Carolina Register and post on the Council's web site, specific commentaries providing explanatory material on NC Building Code provisions no later than the effective date of the revisions as specified in this subsection.

    Includes a severability clause that provides that if any provision of this act is deemed invalid, that invalidity does not affect the application of the other provisions of this act.

    Effective July 1, 2013.