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View NCGA Bill Details2013-2014 Session
House Bill 120 (Public) Filed Tuesday, February 19, 2013
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO REQUIRE APPROVAL FROM THE NORTH CAROLINA BUILDING CODE COUNCIL BEFORE A UNIT OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT MAY REQUIRE BUILDING INSPECTIONS IN ADDITION TO THOSE REQUIRED BY THE BUILDING CODE; TO SPECIFY THE FREQUENCY AND EFFECTIVE DATES OF CODE UPDATES; AND TO EXEMPT CABLE TELEVISION EQUIPMENT INSTALLATION FROM BUILDING CODE REQUIREMENTS.
Intro. by Hager, W. Brawley, Cotham, Arp.

Status: Ch. SL 2013-118 (House Action) (Jun 19 2013)

SOG comments (2):

Identical bill

Identical to S 108, filed 2/19/13.

Long Title Change

The House committee substitute changes the act's long title. The original title was: A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO REQUIRE APPROVAL FROM THE NORTH CAROLINA BUILDING CODE COUNCIL BEFORE A UNIT OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT MAY REQUIRE BUILDING INSPECTIONS IN ADDITION TO THOSE REQUIRED BY THE BUILDING CODE AND TO SPECIFY THE FREQUENCY AND EFFECTIVE DATES OF CODE UPDATES.

Bill History:

H 120/S.L. 2013-118

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Jun 24 2013 - More information

    AN ACT TO REQUIRE APPROVAL FROM THE NORTH CAROLINA BUILDING CODE COUNCIL BEFORE A UNIT OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT MAY REQUIRE BUILDING INSPECTIONS IN ADDITION TO THOSE REQUIRED BY THE BUILDING CODE; TO SPECIFY THE FREQUENCY AND EFFECTIVE DATES OF CODE UPDATES; AND TO EXEMPT CABLE TELEVISION EQUIPMENT INSTALLATION FROM BUILDING CODE REQUIREMENTS. Enacted June 19, 2013. Effective July 1, 2013.

     

     


  • Summary date: Mar 12 2013 - More information

    Amendment #3 makes the following changes to the 3rd edition.

    Amends GS 153A-352 (regarding counties) and GS 160A-412 (regarding cities) to require the North Carolina Building Code Council to approve or disapprove requests from a county or city for additional inspections in a reasonable manner (was, a timely manner).


  • Summary date: Mar 11 2013 - More information

    House Amendment 1makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.

    Makes an organizational change,rewriting Section 1 of this act,to deleteamendments to GS 153A-360 (regarding inspections of work in progress in counties) and GS 160A-420 (regarding inspections of work in progress in cities), and instead amends GS 153A-352 (counties) and GS 160A-412 (cities) regarding the duties and responsibilities of an inspection department.

    GS 153A-352 and GS 160A-412, as amended,clarify that a county or a city may not adopt a local ordinance or resolution or any other policy that requires 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) without prior approval from the NC Building Code Council.

    Amends GS 143-138(b8) to direct the Building Code Council (Council), through the Department of Insurance, to publish all of the Council's appeal decisions and formal opinions at least semiannually in the North Carolina Register (Register)and on the Council's Web site. Also requires the Council, through the Department of Insurance (Department), to publish at least semiannually in the Register the accurate Web site address and information on how to find additional commentary and interpretation of the State Building Code. Directs the Department to post commentaries and interpretations provided by staff to the Council and the Department on its Web site.


  • Summary date: Mar 6 2013 - More information

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

    Amends GS 143-138(d) to require that the Building Code Council (Council) publish in the NC Register and on its website explanatory material on the Council's amendments to the Code (was, explanatory material on Code provisions) no later than the effective date of the described six-year revisions (was, no later than the effective date of the three or six year revisions). Requires that Code interpretations made by the Department in writing or through email and all appeal decisions by the Council be published in the NC Register at least semiannually and also be posted on the Council's website within two business days. Deletes the requirement that the Council revise provisions of the building code that apply to all structures other than those subject to the code for one- and two-family dwellings at least every three years, with the first year revision having been required to become effective January 1, 2016, and every three  years thereafter.

    Amends GS 143-138 to exempt structures supporting cable television from the building code requirements.


  • Summary date: Feb 19 2013 - More information

    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 updateprovisions 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 sitespecific 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.


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