HB1396 (2024) Detail

Relative to prohibiting municipal inspections of owner-occupied units of multi-unit housing.


HB 1396  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2024 SESSION

24-2665

10/02

 

HOUSE BILL 1396

 

AN ACT relative to prohibiting municipal inspections of owner-occupied units of multi-unit housing.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Berry, Hills. 39

 

COMMITTEE: Municipal and County Government

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill prohibits municipal inspections of owner-occupied units within residential structures of 4 units or less.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

24-2665

10/02

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty Four

 

AN ACT relative to prohibiting municipal inspections of owner-occupied units of multi-unit housing.

 

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

 

1  New Hampshire Building Code; Enforcement Authority; Municipal Inspections.  Amend RSA 155-A:7, III to read as follows:

III. The local enforcement agency appointed to enforce the state building code shall have the authority to inspect all buildings, structures, construction sites, and other places in the jurisdiction, unless otherwise provided in this section. If consent for such inspection is denied or not reasonably obtainable, the local enforcement agency may obtain an administrative inspection warrant under RSA 595-B.

III-a.  The local enforcement agency appointed to enforce the state building code shall not have the authority to inspect owner-occupied units in residential multi-unit structures of 4 units or less.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect January 1, 2025.

Links


Date Body Type
Jan. 17, 2024 House Hearing
Jan. 24, 2024 House Exec Session
Jan. 24, 2024 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1396 Revision: 39949 Date: Dec. 6, 2023, 1:46 p.m.

Docket


Feb. 8, 2024: Notice of Reconsideration (Rep. Berry) 02/08/2024 HJ 4


Feb. 8, 2024: Inexpedient to Legislate: MA RC 195-182 02/08/2024 HJ 4


Jan. 30, 2024: Minority Committee Report: Ought to Pass


Jan. 30, 2024: Majority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate 01/24/2024 (Vote 11-8; RC)


Jan. 16, 2024: Executive Session: 01/24/2024 10:00 am LOB 301-303


Jan. 8, 2024: Public Hearing: 01/17/2024 03:15 pm LOB 301-303


Dec. 6, 2023: Introduced 01/03/2024 and referred to Municipal and County Government HJ 1