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Sponsors: Reps. Sandifer and Thayer
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Introduced in the House on March 11, 2021
Introduced in the Senate on April 7, 2021
Last Amended on April 6, 2021
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry
Summary: Building Codes
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3/11/2021 House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 10) 3/11/2021 House Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry (House Journal-page 10) 3/18/2021 House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Labor, Commerce and Industry (House Journal-page 5) 4/6/2021 House Amended (House Journal-page 60) 4/6/2021 House Read second time (House Journal-page 60) 4/6/2021 House Roll call Yeas-105 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 61) 4/7/2021 House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 11) 4/7/2021 Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 10) 4/7/2021 Senate Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry (Senate Journal-page 10) 4/7/2021 Scrivener's error corrected
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Indicates Matter Stricken
Indicates New Matter
April 6, 2021
S. Printed 4/6/21--H. [SEC 4/7/21 2:12 PM]
Read the first time March 11, 2021.
TO AMEND SECTION 6-9-40, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO BUILDING CODE ADOPTION PROCEDURES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE SOUTH CAROLINA BUILDING CODES COUNCIL ALSO IS AUTHORIZED TO DENY THE RESIDENTIAL BUILDING CODES WITHIN A CERTAIN TIME FRAME, TO PROVIDE THAT THE COUNCIL ALSO MAY DENY THE STUDY COMMITTEE'S REPORT OF RECOMMENDATIONS UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE COUNCIL MUST PROVIDE A PRELIMINARY FISCAL IMPACT STATEMENT.
Amend Title To Conform
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 6-9-40(A) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"(A)(1) The council is authorized to review, adopt, modify, and promulgate the building codes referenced in Section 6-9-50, for residential building codes, the effective date shall be no earlier than five years but no later than six years from the date of the previously adopted South Carolina Building Codes, and for commercial building codes referenced in Section 6-9-50, the effective date shall be no earlier than two years but no later than three years from the date of the previously adopted South Carolina Building Codes, however, the council may begin these processes sooner, provided that:
(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 Notice of General Interest in the same manner as provided in item (1) 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, deny, or amend the code committee's report of recommendations with at least a two-thirds vote after a finding on the record that the modifications provide a reasonable degree of public health , and safety , and welfare.
(2) Any amended or modified code shall be codified as provided for in Section 1-23-90. The council shall determine whether the amended or modified code becomes effective on the first day of January or July.
(3) All codes and reference standards referred to in the IRC remain in effect with the adopted version of the IRC."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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