Introduced House Bill (H)

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Reduction of government plan review. Eliminates duplicative fee based plan reviews for construction of Class 1 structures. Creates a streamlined plan review process that allows either of the following, but not both, to perform a fee based plan review: (1) The division of fire and building safety (division). (2) A political subdivision certified in accordance with objective criteria adopted by the fire protection and building safety commission (commission). Eliminates duplicative fee based plan review performed by the state department of health for construction of hospitals and health facilities. Provides that the state building commissioner issues design releases for hospitals and Reduction of government plan review. Eliminates duplicative fee based plan reviews for construction of Class 1 structures. Creates a streamlined plan review process that allows either of the following, but not both, to perform a fee based plan review: (1) The division of fire and building safety (division). (2) A political subdivision certified in accordance with objective criteria adopted by the fire protection and building safety commission (commission). Eliminates duplicative fee based plan review performed by the state department of health for construction of hospitals and health facilities. Provides that the state building commissioner issues design releases for hospitals and health facilities in accordance with the commission's rules and national guidelines. After June 30, 2016: (1) requires the commission's rules to promote preservation and use of downtown commercial buildings located within designated historic districts; and (2) allows the commission to adopt emergency rules for the purposes in (1). Before July 1, 2016, requires the commission to adopt objective criteria to be used by the division to select a design release application for a plan review. (Current law provides that the division has discretion as to the criteria). Reduces the time required for processing design release applications by setting the deadlines of the division in calendar days instead of business days. Creates the non-reverting division of fire and building services fund for deposit of all fees collected by the division for design releases to be used to defray the personal services, other operating expense, and capital outlay of the division. (Current law provides that fees collected by the division are deposited in the fire and building services fund.) ... View more