Chapter 230
2015 -- H 5550 SUBSTITUTE A
Enacted 07/10/2015

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Introduced By: Representatives Shekarchi, McKiernan, Trillo, Lima, and Edwards
Date Introduced: February 25, 2015

It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
     SECTION 1. Sections 23-27.3-118.0, 23-27.3-118.1 and 23-27.3-119.0 of the General
Laws in Chapter 23-27.3 entitled "State Building Code" are hereby amended to read as follows:
     23-27.3-118.0. Fees. -- No permit shall be issued for new construction, alteration,
removal, demolition, or other building operation until the fees prescribed by municipal ordinance
in accordance with § 23-27.3-119.0 shall have been paid to the city or town collector or other
municipal agency authorized to collect the fees.
     23-27.3-118.1. Special fees. -- The payment of the fee for construction, alteration,
removal, or demolition demolition, and for all work done in connection with with, or
concurrently with with, the work contemplated by a building permit permit, shall not relieve the
applicant or holder of the permit from the payment of other fees that may be prescribed by law or
ordinance in accordance with § 23-27.3-119.0 for water taps, sewer connections, electrical,
electrical and plumbing permits, erection of signs and display structures, marquees, or other
appurtenant structures, or fees for inspections, certificates of use and occupancy for other
privileges or requirements, both within and without the jurisdiction of the building department.
     23-27.3-119.0. Fee computation. -- The building commissioner shall collect information
on types and amounts of municipal fees set forth in §§ 23-27.3-118 and 23-27.3-118.1 and create
a process or formula for establishing statewide permit fees. Said information and a description of
the process or formula shall be provided to municipalities, the league of cities and towns and the
general assembly by December 1, 2015. Beginning July 1, 2016, the The permit fees assessed by
all municipalities shall be computed according to the fee schedule and procedures adopted in each
municipality the process and formula either established by, or approved by, the state of Rhode
Island building code commission, provided that all fees shall have multipliers that go down as the
cost of construction increases in value. No fee shall be assessed for the first reinspection of work
that has failed the initial inspection; provided, a fee shall be allowed for all necessary subsequent
reinspections of the same work.
     SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.
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