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H 4784 - Requires all municipalities and counties to inspect exterior balconies

Tracking Level: Of Interest
Sponsor: James Smith
Last Action: 1/28/2016 - House - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry
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03.15.2016 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Real Estate subcommittee adjourned debate on this bill.
Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires all municipalities and counties to inspect exterior balconies in certain residential properties to determine if the balcony meets the requirements of the International Building Code.

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H 4784 General Bill, By J.E. Smith
Summary: Balconies
    A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 6-9-125 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT ALL MUNICIPALITIES AND COUNTIES SHALL INSPECT EACH EXTERIOR BALCONY IN CERTAIN RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES WITHIN ITS JURISDICTION TO DETERMINE WHETHER THE BALCONY SATISFIES THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE, TO PROVIDE THAT THE MUNICIPALITY OF THE COUNTY MUST PROHIBIT USE OF AN UNSATISFACTORY BALCONY UNTIL THE BALCONY MEETS THE APPLICABLE STANDARDS, TO PROVIDE THE BUILDING CODES COUNCIL SHALL DEVELOP AND ADMINISTER A DATABASE OF BALCONY INSPECTION DATA, TO PROVIDE FOR THE IMPOSITION OF INSPECTION FEES AND FOR THEIR USES, TO PROVIDE A PENALTY FOR A VIOLATION, AND TO PROVIDE DEFINITIONS.
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01/28/16House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 13)
01/28/16House Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry (House Journal-page 13)



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