Bill Text - HB1254 (2018)

(Second New Title) establishing a committee to study the procedures for adoption of national codes by the state of New Hampshire; establishing a moratorium on the adoption of changes to the state building code and state fire code; and repealing the joint legislative oversight committee on the emergency management system.


Revision: May 23, 2018, 2:53 p.m.

HB 1254 - VERSION ADOPTED BY BOTH BODIES

 

05/02/2018   1776s

05/02/2018   1887s

23May2018... 2009-CofC

 

2018 SESSION

18-2279

05/03

 

HOUSE BILL 1254

 

AN ACT establishing a committee to study the procedures for adoption of national codes by the state of New Hampshire; establishing a moratorium on the adoption of changes to the state building code and state fire code; and repealing the joint legislative oversight committee on the emergency management system.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Beaudoin, Straf. 9; Rep. P. Schmidt, Straf. 19; Rep. Roberts, Hills. 4; Sen. Carson, Dist 14

 

COMMITTEE: Executive Departments and Administration

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill:

 

I.  Establishes a committee to study the procedures for adoption of national codes as part of the state building code and state fire code.

 

II.  Establishes a moratorium on the adoption of changes to the state building code and state fire code pending the findings of the study committee.

 

III.  Repeals the joint legislative committee on the emergency management system.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

05/02/2018   1776s

05/02/2018   1887s

23May2018... 2009-CofC 18-2279

05/03

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT establishing a committee to study the procedures for adoption of national codes by the state of New Hampshire; establishing a moratorium on the adoption of changes to the state building code and state fire code; and repealing the joint legislative oversight committee on the emergency management system.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  Committee Established.  There is established a committee to study the procedures for adoption of national codes by the state of New Hampshire.

2  Membership and Compensation.

I.  The members of the committee shall be as follows:

(a)  Three members of the house of representatives, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.

(b)  Two members of the senate, appointed by the president of the senate.

II.  Members of the committee shall receive mileage at the legislative rate when attending to the duties of the committee.

3  Duties.  The committee shall study the procedures for adoption of national codes as part of the state building code and state fire code, including the Life Safety Code, the Uniform Fire Code, the International Building Code, the International Existing Building Code, the International Plumbing Code, the International Mechanical Code, the International Energy Conservation Code, the International Residential Code, and the National Electric Code.  The committee may solicit information and testimony from any individual, agency, or organization deemed relevant to the study.

4  Chairperson; Quorum.  The members of the study committee shall elect a chairperson from among the members.  The first meeting of the committee shall be called by the first-named house member.  The first meeting of the committee shall be held within 45 days of the effective date of this section.  Three members of the committee shall constitute a quorum.

5  Report.  The committee shall report its findings and any recommendations for proposed legislation to the speaker of the house of representatives, the president of the senate, the house clerk, the senate clerk, the governor, and the state library on or before November 1, 2018.

6  State Building Code and State Fire Code; Moratorium on the Adoption of Changes Pending the Legislative Study.  Notwithstanding RSA 155-A:10, RSA 153:5, or any other provision of law to the contrary:

I.  No amendment to the state building code and associated rules shall be made between July 1, 2018 and November 1, 2018, unless legislation is brought forth in either chamber based on the findings and recommendations of the study committee established in sections 1-5 of this act, in which case the moratorium shall continue until such legislation has been enacted or rejected.

II.  No amendment to the state fire code and associated rules shall be made between July 1, 2018 and November 1, 2018, unless legislation is brought forth in either chamber based on the findings and recommendations of the study committee established in sections 1-5 of this act, in which case the moratorium shall continue until such legislation has been enacted or rejected.

7  Repeal.  RSA 21-P:51, relative to the joint legislative committee on the emergency management system, is repealed.

8  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

HB 1254 - VERSION ADOPTED BY BOTH BODIES

 

05/02/2018   1776s

05/02/2018   1887s

23May2018... 2009-CofC

 

2018 SESSION

18-2279

05/03

 

HOUSE BILL 1254

 

AN ACT establishing a committee to study the procedures for adoption of national codes by the state of New Hampshire; establishing a moratorium on the adoption of changes to the state building code and state fire code; and repealing the joint legislative oversight committee on the emergency management system.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Beaudoin, Straf. 9; Rep. P. Schmidt, Straf. 19; Rep. Roberts, Hills. 4; Sen. Carson, Dist 14

 

COMMITTEE: Executive Departments and Administration

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill:

 

I.  Establishes a committee to study the procedures for adoption of national codes as part of the state building code and state fire code.

 

II.  Establishes a moratorium on the adoption of changes to the state building code and state fire code pending the findings of the study committee.

 

III.  Repeals the joint legislative committee on the emergency management system.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

05/02/2018   1776s

05/02/2018   1887s

23May2018... 2009-CofC 18-2279

05/03

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT establishing a committee to study the procedures for adoption of national codes by the state of New Hampshire; establishing a moratorium on the adoption of changes to the state building code and state fire code; and repealing the joint legislative oversight committee on the emergency management system.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  Committee Established.  There is established a committee to study the procedures for adoption of national codes by the state of New Hampshire.

2  Membership and Compensation.

I.  The members of the committee shall be as follows:

(a)  Three members of the house of representatives, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.

(b)  Two members of the senate, appointed by the president of the senate.

II.  Members of the committee shall receive mileage at the legislative rate when attending to the duties of the committee.

3  Duties.  The committee shall study the procedures for adoption of national codes as part of the state building code and state fire code, including the Life Safety Code, the Uniform Fire Code, the International Building Code, the International Existing Building Code, the International Plumbing Code, the International Mechanical Code, the International Energy Conservation Code, the International Residential Code, and the National Electric Code.  The committee may solicit information and testimony from any individual, agency, or organization deemed relevant to the study.

4  Chairperson; Quorum.  The members of the study committee shall elect a chairperson from among the members.  The first meeting of the committee shall be called by the first-named house member.  The first meeting of the committee shall be held within 45 days of the effective date of this section.  Three members of the committee shall constitute a quorum.

5  Report.  The committee shall report its findings and any recommendations for proposed legislation to the speaker of the house of representatives, the president of the senate, the house clerk, the senate clerk, the governor, and the state library on or before November 1, 2018.

6  State Building Code and State Fire Code; Moratorium on the Adoption of Changes Pending the Legislative Study.  Notwithstanding RSA 155-A:10, RSA 153:5, or any other provision of law to the contrary:

I.  No amendment to the state building code and associated rules shall be made between July 1, 2018 and November 1, 2018, unless legislation is brought forth in either chamber based on the findings and recommendations of the study committee established in sections 1-5 of this act, in which case the moratorium shall continue until such legislation has been enacted or rejected.

II.  No amendment to the state fire code and associated rules shall be made between July 1, 2018 and November 1, 2018, unless legislation is brought forth in either chamber based on the findings and recommendations of the study committee established in sections 1-5 of this act, in which case the moratorium shall continue until such legislation has been enacted or rejected.

7  Repeal.  RSA 21-P:51, relative to the joint legislative committee on the emergency management system, is repealed.

8  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.