H 0675 - 2019 Building Code Regulatory Reform
Tracking Level: High

Sponsor: Mark Brody
House Committee:
Senate Committee: Fin
Last Action: 7/26/2019 - Ch. SL 2019-174

Makes numerous changes to building inspection laws. Most importantly, mandates a two-day turnaround time to review residential building plans submitted under the seal of an engineer or architect, or five days for residential plans submitted by other persons. Among other addition provisions, directs creation of a standardized form to certify third-party inspections of various building components or elements; prohibits cities from requiring developers to bury power lines under specifically-listed circumstances; prohibits cities from requiring a minimum square footage for residential structures; exempts temporary structures related to motion picture, television, and theater stage sets from building permitting processes; and extends until October 1, 2021 a requirement for cities to report instances where building inspectors find more than 15 building code violations in one inspection. (First Edition)