SB632 (2020) Detail

Relative to enforcement of the state building code by municipalities and the state fire marshal.


SB 632 - AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE

 

03/05/2020   0767s

2020 SESSION

20-2749

05/06

 

SENATE BILL 632

 

AN ACT relative to enforcement of the state building code by municipalities and the state fire marshal.

 

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

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.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

05/06

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT relative to enforcement of the state building code by municipalities and the state fire marshal.

 

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.

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

Links

SB632 at GenCourtMobile
SB632 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 22, 2020 Senate Hearing
March 5, 2020 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

SB632 Revision: 8209 Date: March 5, 2020, 12:46 p.m.
SB632 Revision: 7937 Date: Jan. 14, 2020, 12:44 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 8, 2020 Introduced 01/08/2020 and Referred to Executive Departments and Administration; SJ 2
Jan. 22, 2020 Hearing: 01/22/2020, Room 101, LOB, 10:45 am; SC 3
March 5, 2020 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-0767s, 03/05/2020; Vote 5-0; CC; SC 9
March 5, 2020 Committee Amendment # 2020-0767s, AA, VV; 03/05/2020; SJ 5
March 5, 2020 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2020-0767s, MA, VV; OT3rdg; 03/05/2020; SJ 5
March 12, 2020 Introduced 03/12/2020 and referred to Executive Departments and Administration
June 30, 2020 Vacated and Laid on Table MA VV 06/30/2020