2018 Regular Session
|At the request of:||(at the request of House Interim Committee on Business and Labor)|
|Bill Title:||Relating to building codes; declaring an emergency.|
Requires that municipal building official be employed by municipality, or under intergovernmental agreement or by council of governments.
Removes requirement that building inspector for municipality be employee of municipality. Allows employment or other designation of building inspector by multiple municipalities.] Requires that building official appointed by municipality be employee of municipality. Becomes operative January 1, 2020.] Makes municipal building official responsible for ensuring adequate administration and enforcement of municipal building inspection program activities. Requires that municipality with building inspection program arrange for building official or other person to act as head building inspector providing supervision and active involvement in program aspects that involve inspections for routine enforcement of building code specialty codes. Requires that head building inspector hold highest level of certification for conducting inspections for compliance with structural specialty code. Requires that head building inspector be employed by municipality, or under intergovernmental agreement or by council of governments. Requires that municipal inspector be employed by municipality, or under intergovernmental agreement or by council of governments or perform inspections under actual or apparent authority as agent on behalf of municipality. Requires that municipal inspector acting as agent for municipality establish resources and methods for inspection, subject to approval by head building inspector. Revises terminology regarding building officials and building inspectors that qualify for certification. Provides that specialized building inspector may be trained and certified in parts of more than one specialty code. Prohibits municipality from accepting municipal building official or municipal inspector services from person who does not have valid certification. Makes requirements regarding employment of municipal building official, head building inspector or municipal inspector operative July 1, 2019. Declares emergency, effective on passage.
|Fiscal Impact:||Fiscal Impact Issued|
|Revenue Impact:||No Revenue Impact|
|Measure Analysis:||Staff Measure Summary / Impact Statements|
|Current Location:||In Senate Committee|
|Current Committee:||Senate Committee On Rules|
|Potential Conflicts of Interest/Vote Explanations:||Potential Conflicts of Interest/Vote Explanation Documents|