Introduced Senate Bill (S)

Authored by

DIGEST

Building codes. Requires the fire prevention and building safety commission (commission) to adopt a statewide residential code to be known as the Indiana Residential Code. Requires the commission to provide access to the statewide residential code on the commission's Internet web site. Prohibits a state agency or political subdivision from enforcing standards that exceed those established in the statewide residential code. Requires the commission to establish a review committee to make recommendations for amendments to the statewide residential code and provide a report on any fiscal impact of the recommended amendments. Provides that rules adopted by the commission are the Building codes. Requires the fire prevention and building safety commission (commission) to adopt a statewide residential code to be known as the Indiana Residential Code. Requires the commission to provide access to the statewide residential code on the commission's Internet web site. Prohibits a state agency or political subdivision from enforcing standards that exceed those established in the statewide residential code. Requires the commission to establish a review committee to make recommendations for amendments to the statewide residential code and provide a report on any fiscal impact of the recommended amendments. Provides that rules adopted by the commission are the only rules binding upon a state agency or political subdivision adopting the rules of the commission. Provides that rules adopted by the commission take precedence over any rules adopted by a state agency or any ordinance or other regulation that pertains to the fire prevention and building safety rules. Provides that a state agency and political subdivision shall only enforce the fire prevention and building safety rules. Requires a political subdivision to revise an ordinance or other regulation if the commission sends a notice that the ordinance or other regulation duplicates, conflicts, or overlaps with the rules of the commission. ... View more