Bill Text - HB247 (2019)

Revision: Dec. 27, 2018, 3:44 p.m.

HB 247 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2019 SESSION

19-0304

05/04

 

HOUSE BILL 247

 

AN ACT relative to the definition of the state building code.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. S. Beaudoin, Straf. 9; Rep. McGuire, Merr. 29; Sen. Carson, Dist 14; Sen. Giuda, Dist 2

 

COMMITTEE: Executive Departments and Administration

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill:

 

I.  Updates the definition of the state building code to include the 2015 editions of the International Building Code, the International Existing Building Code, the International Plumbing Code, the International Mechanical Code, and the International Residential Code.

 

II.  Adds the International Swimming Pool and Spa Code to the definition of the state building code.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

19-0304

05/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to the definition of the state building code.

 

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

 

1  Definition of Building in the State Building Code.  Amend RSA 155-A:1, I to read as follows:

I.  "Building" means building as defined and interpreted by the International Code Council's International Building Code [2009] 2015, as amended by the state building code review board and ratified by the legislature in accordance with RSA 155-A:10.  

2  Definition of State Building Code.  Amend RSA 155-A:1, IV to read as follows:

IV.  "New Hampshire building code" or "state building code" means the adoption by reference of the International Building Code [2009] 2015, the International Existing Building Code [2009] 2015, the International Plumbing Code [2009] 2015, the International Mechanical Code [2009] 2015, the International Energy Conservation Code 2009, the International Swimming Pool and Spa Code 2015, and the International Residential Code [2009] 2015, as published by the International Code Council, and the National Electrical Code 2017, as amended by the state building code review board and ratified by the legislature in accordance with RSA 155-A:10.  The provisions of any other national code or model code referred to within a code listed in this definition shall not be included in the state building code unless specifically included in the codes listed in this definition. In the event of a conflict of requirements within the aforementioned codes, the less stringent requirement shall apply.

3  Definition of Structure.  Amend RSA 155-A:1, VI to read as follows:

VI.  "Structure" means structure as defined and interpreted by the International Code Council's International Building Code [2009] 2015, as amended by the state building code review board and ratified by the legislature in accordance with RSA 155-A:10.

4  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.