View Amendment Current Amendment: 1 to Bill 3474 The Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee proposes the following Amendment No. 1 to H. 3474 (COUNCIL\NBD\11673AC11):

Reference is to the bill as introduced.

Amend the bill, as and if amended, by striking all after the enacting words and inserting:

/SECTION      1.      Section 6-9-40 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 54 of 2007, is further amended to read:

     "Section 6-9-40.      (A)(1)      The council is authorized to review, adopt, modify, and promulgate the building codes referenced in Section 6-9-50, provided that in accordance with the following :
           (1)(a)      A notice of intention to adopt a code, adopt a new edition of a code, or modify an existing code must be published in the State Register as a Notice of General Interest, on websites published by the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, and must be provided to each local building department with instructions for its prominent display;.
           (2)(b)      The notice must include:
           (a)(i)      the address to which interested persons may submit written comments; and
           (b)(ii)      a period of not less than one hundred eighty days during which comments may be received;.
           (3)(c)      Comments must be assigned to a study committee appointed by the council which shall publish a Notice of General Interest in the same manner as provided in item (a) setting out the committee's scope of review. The notice must give instructions for filing an intention to appear before or provide evidence or comments to the committee, or both. The committee must be comprised of at least three people with different technical backgrounds;. and
           (4)(d)      The committee shall hold at least one public meeting, accept evidence and comments, and make a written recommendation to the council. Within one hundred eighty days from the end of the comment period, the council shall adopt, modify, or deny the recommendations from the committee. The council may modify or amend the code after a finding on the record that the modifications provide a reasonable degree of public health, safety, and welfare.            (2)      Any An amended or modified code shall must be codified as provided for in Section 1-23-90 6-9-55. The council shall determine whether the amended or modified code becomes effective on the first day of January or July. However, a code amended or modified pursuant to subsection (A)(1) does not take effect until the council has promulgated the code amendment or modification as a regulation pursuant to Section 6-9-55.

     (B)(1)      If it is discovered at any time between building code cycles that an existing building code requirement constitutes a new threat to the life or safety of building occupants that was unknown when the building code was last approved, an emergency building code modification may be made by the council. An emergency building code modification shall take effect on a date established by the council.
           (2)      The council must provide notice of a request for an emergency building code modification in the same manner as required for a regular council meeting.
           (3)      The council must conduct a hearing to consider an emergency building code modification at an open council meeting, and all proponents and opponents must be given ample time to state their positions.
           (4)      An emergency modification of a regulation pursuant to this subsection or the Administrative Procedures Act is not a permanent modification of the regulation until the council has complied with the requirements of subsection (A)(1) and Section 6-9-55.
     (C)      Modifications promulgated pursuant to this section do not require readoption by the council for subsequent editions of the building codes. Upon submission of a formal request, existing modifications shall must be reconsidered each time a new edition of the building code is considered for adoption by the council."

SECTION      2. Section 6-9-55 of the 1976 Code, as added by Act 232 of 2010, is amended to read:

     "Section 6-9-55.       (A)(1)      The council shall promulgate as regulations, in accordance with the procedure and requirements contained in Article 1, Chapter 23, Title 1, the Administrative Procedures Act, any provision of or amendment to any building code that was adopted pursuant to Section 6-9-40(A) that would affect construction requirements for one-family or two-family dwellings.
           (2)      If a modification is requested to be made, or is made, to a regulation pursuant to the Administrative Procedures Act, the provisions of the Administrative Procedures Act govern, and the council is not required to also comply with the provisions of Section 6-9-40(A)(1).
           (3)      If an emergency arises pursuant to Section 6-9-40(B) requiring a modification of a regulation, the council may proceed under the emergency provisions of the Administrative Procedures Act or Section 6-9-40(B), or both; if both, the provisions of both run concurrently and must be construed so as not to create a conflict. However, to permanently modify the regulation, the council shall comply with the provisions of Section 6-9-40(A)(1) and promulgate the modification in accordance with this section.
     (B)      No building code provision that would otherwise become effective after the effective date of this section concerning construction requirements for one-family or two-family dwellings shall be enforced until the effective date of the regulations required to be promulgated by this section.
     (B)(C)      Notwithstanding subsection (A) the provisions of this section, a regulation mandating the installation of an automatic residential fire sprinkler system in one-family or two-family dwellings shall not become effective at any time before January 1, 2014."

SECTION 3.      This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor./

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