Bill Details - HB303 (2019)

HB 303 - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

14Feb2019... 0267h

2019 SESSION

19-0369

10/05

 

HOUSE BILL 303

 

AN ACT relative to certification of building code compliance inspectors.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. S. Beaudoin, Straf. 9

 

COMMITTEE: Executive Departments and Administration

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires persons appointed as the local enforcement agency for inspections and enforcement of the state building code have certification or show sufficient knowledge of code compliance requirements.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

14Feb2019... 0267h 19-0369

10/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to certification of building code compliance inspectors.

 

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

 

1  New Paragraph; New Hampshire Building Code; Enforcement; Certification.  Amend RSA 155-A:7 by inserting after paragraph IV the following new paragraph:

V.  Any person appointed as the local enforcement agency for inspections and enforcement of the state building code or additional regulations under RSA 674:51 or RSA 47:22 shall have International Code Council certification in International Residential Code proficiency or shall have shown sufficient knowledge of code compliance requirements, as determined in rules adopted by the state building code review board under RSA 541-A, in the following subject areas:

(a)  Heating systems.

(b)  Cooling systems.

(c)  Plumbing systems.

(d)  Electrical systems.

(e)  Structural components.

(f)  Foundations.

(g)  Roof covering.

(h)  Exterior and interior components.

(i)  Site aspects as they affect the building.

2  Building Code Enforcement; Reference Added.  Amend RSA 155-A:2, VI to read as follows:

VI.  For any municipality which has not adopted an enforcement mechanism under RSA 674:51, the contractor of the building, building component, or structure shall notify the state fire marshal concerning the type of construction before construction begins excluding one- and 2-family dwellings.  Any municipality that has adopted an enforcement mechanism under RSA 674:51 may contract with a local enforcement agency or a qualified third party for these services as an alternative to establishing the position of building inspector under RSA 674:51, III(c), and such agency or third party shall have the same authority as a building inspector as provided in that section, provided such agency or third party meets the requirement of RSA 155-A:7, V.

3  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect January 1, 2020.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 2, 2019 Introduced 01/02/2019 and referred to Executive Departments and Administration HJ 2 P. 44
Jan. 16, 2019 Public Hearing: 01/16/2019 02:00 pm LOB 306
Feb. 5, 2019 Executive Session: 02/05/2019 10:00 am LOB 306
Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0267h (Vote 20-0; CC)
Feb. 14, 2019 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0267h for 02/14/2019 (Vote 20-0; CC) HC 11 P. 6
Feb. 14, 2019 Amendment # 2019-0267h: AA VV 02/14/2019 HJ 5 P. 12
Feb. 14, 2019 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-0267h: MA VV 02/14/2019 HJ 5 P. 12
March 7, 2019 Introduced 03/07/2019 and Referred to Election Law and Municipal Affairs; SJ 8
April 11, 2019 Hearing: 04/11/2019, Room 102, LOB, 09:30 am; SC 17
April 10, 2019 Hearing: 04/10/2019, Room 102, LOB, 09:30 am; SC 17
May 15, 2019 Committee Report: Rereferred to Committee, 05/15/2019; SC 22
May 15, 2019 Rereferred to Committee, MA, VV; 05/15/2019; SJ 16

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 16, 2019 House Hearing
Feb. 5, 2019 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
Feb. 14, 2019 House Floor Vote
April 11, 2019 Senate Hearing
April 10, 2019 Senate Hearing

Bill Text Revisions

HB303 Revision: 4450 Date: Dec. 31, 2018, 9:06 a.m.
HB303 Revision: 5352 Date: Feb. 15, 2019, 12:08 p.m.