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SB 0172 - Local Government Design Standards Preempted
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Tracking Level: Oppose
Sponsor: John Wilkinson
Last Action: 2/25/2019 - Senate Read and Referred
Senate Committee: Government Oversight
Assigned To:
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

This preemption legislation, similar to HB 302, prohibits counties and cities from regulating "building design elements" in single or double family dwellings.  Local governments could no longer enact standards on:

- exterior building color,

- type or style of exterior cladding material, 

- style or materials of roof structures or porches, 

- exterior nonstructural architectural ornamentation, 

- location or architectural styling of windows and doors, including garage doors, 

- the number and types of rooms, and

- types of foundation structures approved under state minimum standard codes.   

In short, if a house meets state minimum standard building codes, it can be built.  Exceptions would apply if the dwellings are in state historic districts; are local, state or national historic landmarks; manufactured homes; or if regulations are adopted as a condition of participation in the National Flood Insurance Program. 




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