SB 632 - AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE
SENATE BILL 632
SPONSORS: Sen. Ward, Dist 8; Sen. Birdsell, Dist 19; Sen. Gray, Dist 6; Rep. Aron, Sull. 7; Rep. Stapleton, Sull. 5; Rep. Cloutier, Sull. 10
COMMITTEE: Executive Departments and Administration
This bill permits a municipality that has a local enforcement mechanism for the state building code to request that the state fire marshal issue the building permit, conduct the inspection, and issue the certificate of occupancy, for a project that requires the specialized knowledge of the fire marshal or due to staffing limitations of the municipality.
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
03/05/2020 0767s 20-2749
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
1 State Building Code; Enforcement by Fire Marshal and Local Municipalities. Amend RSA 155-A:2, IV to read as follows:
IV. Except for buildings owned by the state, the community college system of New Hampshire, or the university system, the issuance of permits and certificates of occupancy pursuant to the state building code is expressly reserved for counties, towns, cities, and village districts. The state fire marshal shall issue permits, [and] conduct inspections, and issue certificates of occupancy for buildings owned by the state, the community college system of New Hampshire, and the university system. Nothing in this section shall prohibit the state fire marshal from contracting with or authorizing a local enforcement agency or other qualified third party for these services, provided the fees for such services are paid for by the applicant. Any municipality that has adopted an enforcement mechanism under RSA 674:51 alternatively may request the services of the state fire marshal under the state building permit system, including issuance of permits, conducting inspections, and issuance of certificates of occupancy, for buildings or projects owned by the counties, town, cities, or village districts, if a project requires specialized knowledge of the fire marshal or due to staffing limitations of the municipality. Nothing in this section shall require the state fire marshal to accept a project under the state building permit system when requested by a municipality.
|Jan. 22, 2020||Senate||Hearing|
|March 5, 2020||Senate||Floor Vote|
: Died on Table
June 30, 2020: Vacated and Laid on Table MA VV 06/30/2020 HJ 10 P. 3
March 12, 2020: Introduced 03/12/2020 and referred to Executive Departments and Administration HJ 8 P. 227
March 5, 2020: Ought to Pass with Amendment 2020-0767s, MA, VV; OT3rdg; 03/05/2020; SJ 5
March 5, 2020: Committee Amendment # 2020-0767s, AA, VV; 03/05/2020; SJ 5
March 5, 2020: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-0767s, 03/05/2020; Vote 5-0; CC; SC 9
Jan. 22, 2020: Hearing: 01/22/2020, Room 101, LOB, 10:45 am; SC 3
Jan. 8, 2020: Introduced 01/08/2020 and Referred to Executive Departments and Administration; SJ 2