Chapter 272

2011 -- S 0206 AS AMENDED

Enacted 07/12/11





     Introduced By: Senators P Fogarty, Metts, Gallo, Tassoni, and Nesselbush

     Date Introduced: February 09, 2011


It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:


     SECTION 1. Section 23-27.3-100.1.5 of the General Laws in Chapter 23-27.3 entitled

"State Building Code" is hereby amended to read as follows:


     23-27.3-100.1.5. Building code -- Adoption and promulgation by committee. -- The

state building standards committee has the authority to adopt, promulgate, and administer a state

building code, which shall include: (a) provisions and amendments as necessary to resolve

conflicts between fire safety codes and building codes, as provided for in section 23-28.01-6; and

(b) a rehabilitation building and fire code for existing buildings and structures. The building code

may be promulgated in several sections, with a section applicable to one and two (2) family

dwellings, to multiple dwellings and hotels and motels, to general building construction, to

plumbing, and to electrical. The building code and the sections thereof shall be reasonably

consistent with recognized and accepted standards adopted by national model code organizations

and recognized authorities. To the extent that any state or local building codes, statutes, or

ordinances are inconsistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title III, Public

Accommodations and Services Operated by Private Entities, 42 U.S.C. section 12181 et seq., and

its regulations and standards, they are hereby repealed. The state building code standards

committee is hereby directed to adopt rules and regulations consistent with the Americans with

Disabilities Act, Title II and III (28 CFR 35 and 28 CFR 36, as amended), as soon as possible, but

no later than January 26, 1992 February 15, 2012, to take effect on or before March 15, 2012. The

state building code standards committee is hereby authorized and directed to update those rules

and regulations consistent with the future revisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Accessibility Standards.


     SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.