4/14/2015 - The House Finance Committee accepted amendments to HB 255 this morning that eliminates the original idea in the bill of prohibiting local government from requiring plan review for residential building projects. The insurance implications of such a move became a barrier too high to overcome for the home building industry that had proposed the prohibition. 

Additionally, the bill adds to the concept of a statutorily authorized Residenditail Code Committee by also creating a reciprocal Commercial Building Code Committee. Each committee will have purview over the introduction of amendments to their respective building codes. Recommendations from each Committe will then be passed on to the full BCC for its deliberation and action. 

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AuthorDavid Crawford