HB387 (2020) Detail

Clarifying change of use occupancy classifications.


HB 387 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2019 SESSION

19-0366

05/06

 

HOUSE BILL 387

 

AN ACT clarifying change of use occupancy classifications.

 

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 provides that compliance with additional state and local building code requirements shall not be required for issuance of a certificate of occupancy unless the occupancy classification has changed or unless the property is undergoing a substantial renovation.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

19-0366

05/06

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT clarifying change of use occupancy classifications.

 

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

 

1  Local Land Use; Building Codes; Enforcement Authority; Certificates of Occupancy.  Amend RSA 674:51, IV to read as follows:

IV.  The regulations adopted pursuant to paragraph I may include a requirement for a certificate of occupancy to be issued prior to the use or occupancy of any building or structure that is erected or remodeled, or undergoes a change or expansion of use, subsequent to the effective date of such requirement.  Compliance with additional state or local building code requirements shall not be required for the issuance of a certificate of occupancy unless the occupancy classification has changed or unless the property is undergoing a substantial renovation.  For purposes of this paragraph, "substantial renovation" means any improvement to a building or single family dwelling which is valued at an amount greater than 1/2 of the assessed valuation of the building or dwelling.  

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

Links

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HB387 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 29, 2019 House Hearing
Feb. 5, 2019 House Exec Session
Nov. 6, 2019 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB387 Revision: 7364 Date: Jan. 7, 2019, 3:21 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2019 Introduced 01/03/2019 and referred to Executive Departments and Administration HJ 3 P. 12
Jan. 29, 2019 Public Hearing: 01/29/2019 10:00 am LOB 306
Feb. 5, 2019 Executive Session: 02/05/2019 10:00 am LOB 306
Retained in Committee
Nov. 6, 2019 Executive Session: 11/06/2019 01:00 pm LOB 306
Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 10-8; RC) HC 50 P. 22
Jan. 8, 2020 Inexpedient to Legislate: MA DV 206-139 01/08/2020 HJ 1 P. 110