Chapter 081
2019 -- H 5989 SUBSTITUTE A
Enacted 06/28/2019

A N   A C T

Introduced By: Representatives Ucci, and Corvese
Date Introduced: April 11, 2019

It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
     SECTION 1. Section 23-27.3-111.2 of the General Laws in Chapter 23-27.3 entitled
"State Building Code" is hereby amended to read as follows:
     23-27.3-111.2. Inspection.
     (a) The building official shall make all required inspections as specified in the provisions
of this code and the building official shall conduct the inspections from time to time during and
upon completion of the work for which the building official has issued a permit; and the building
official shall maintain a record of all the examinations and inspections and of all violations of this
code. In conjunction with specific construction projects, the building official may designate
specific inspection points in the course of construction which require the contractor or builder to
give the building official twenty-four (24) hours notice prior to the time when the inspections are
required to be performed. The building official shall make the inspection within forty-eight (48)
hours after the notification; weekend days and holidays are not included in the forty-eight (48)
     (b) If the building official fails to perform an inspection within the time frame set forth in
this section, the contractor or builder may hire a qualified third-party inspector or the state
inspector. The building official shall accept reports of such inspections. For the purposes of this
section, a qualified third-party inspector shall mean an individual certified in accordance with the
provisions of § 23-27.3-107.6 or any professional authorized by the provisions of § 23-27.3-
108.1.4. In order to hire a qualified third-party inspector or the state inspector, the contractor or
builder shall notify the building official via email of the intent to hire a qualified third-party
inspector or the state inspector to perform the inspection at least twenty-four (24) hours prior to
the hire. If the state inspector performs the inspection, the salary and operating expenses for
services provided shall be reimbursed to the state by the city or town receiving the services and
shall be deposited as general revenues.
     SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.
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