2013 -- S 0757 SUBSTITUTE A
A N A C T
RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - STATE BUILDING CODE
By: Senators Sosnowski, DiPalma,
Date Introduced: March 13, 2013
It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
SECTION 1. Chapter 23-27.3 of the General Laws entitled "State Building Code" is
hereby amended by adding thereto the following section:
23-27.3-108.2.4. Municipal advisory council on statewide permitting. -- (a) There is
created and established a "municipal advisory council on statewide permitting," hereinafter
referred to as the "council."
(b) The advisory council shall be composed of five (5) members appointed to the council
by the governor. Each member of the council shall be an appointed or elected official of a Rhode
Island city or town. The
consideration for appointment. The governor shall select the chairperson. A member shall serve
until his or her successor is appointed by the governor. Members shall receive no compensation
for their services.
(c) The advisory council shall develop specific and comprehensive recommendations for
a statewide process for electronic plan review, permit management, and inspection as required
under subsections 23-27.3-108.2(c)(2), (3) and (e) and to encourage full participation in such a
statewide process from every city and town in the state of
shall serve in an advisory capacity to the state building commissioner, state fire marshal and the
office of regulatory reform within the department of administration.
(d) In furtherance of the purposes described in subsection (c), the council shall provide a
report to the governor, the general assembly, and the building commissioner listing the number of
cities and towns participating in the state’s efforts to improve e-permitting processes, the number
of cities and towns not yet participating, and recommendations for increasing participation in the
state’s efforts to improve e-permitting processes. The report shall be provided beginning July 1,
2013, and at every three (3) month interval thereafter until the establishment of a statewide
process as required under subsections 23-27.3-108.2(c)(2), (3) and (e) is completed.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.