Bill Summary for S 329 (2021)

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Nov 29 2021

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Senate Bill 329 (Public) Filed Monday, March 22, 2021
AN ACT TO MODIFY ARCHITECT LICENSURE AND SEAL, ENGINEER SEAL, AND BUILDING PERMIT EXEMPTION CRITERIA FOR CERTAIN CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS AND TO DELAY THE APPLICABILITY OF REVISIONS TO THE NORTH CAROLINA TIMESHARE ACT TO TIMESHARE TRANSFER SERVICES AND TRANSFER SERVICE PROVIDERS.
Intro. by Jarvis, Johnson, Davis.

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Conference report amends the 4th edition as follows.

Makes technical changes to the lead-in language for the proposed changes to GS 83A-13, GS 143-138, and GS 160D-1104 to reflect changes made to those statutes by various session laws. 

Further amends GS 143-138(b5), establishing a new limitation for minor activities for which permits are generally not required under the statute, making the subsection not applicable to work involving any changes to which the North Carolina Fire Prevention Code applies. Makes conforming changes to new GS 143-138(b21), which provides for permit exclusion for certain minor activities in commercial buildings or structures. Adds that, for purposes of determining applicability of permit exclusion for a commercial building or structure under GS 143-138(b21) or (b5), or GS 160D-1110(c), cost is the total cost of work, including all building additions, demolition, alterations, and repair work, occurring on the property within 12 consecutive months. 

Changes the effective date of the proposed changes to GS 83A-13, GS 143-138, GS 160D-1104, and GS 160D-1110 to December 15, 2021 (was, December 1, 2021). Now provides for the expiration of the proposed changes to GS 83A-13, new GS 143-138(b22), and the proposed changes to GS 160D-1104 on December 31, 2024.

Adds the following new content. Amends SL 2021-163, limiting the scope of Section 1(c) of that act, which amends the North Carolina Timeshare Act, Article 4 of GS Chapter 93A, to exclude timeshare transfer services or transfer service providers prior to July 1, 2022.

Makes further technical changes and changes the act's titles.

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