Chapter 296
2019 -- S 1023
Enacted 07/19/2019

A N   A C T

Introduced By: Senator Frank Lombardo
Date Introduced: June 26, 2019

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 Provisions and amendments
as necessary to resolve conflicts between fire safety codes and building codes, as provided for in
§ 23-28.01-6; and (b) a 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 (2) dwellings,; to multiple dwellings and hotels and motels,; to general
building construction,; to plumbing,; and to electrical. The building code shall incorporate
minimum standards for the location, design, construction, and installation of wells which that are
appurtenances to a building in applicable sections. For purposes of this chapter, "appurtenance"
includes the installation, alteration, or repair of wells connected to a structure consistent with
chapter 46-13.2 13.2 of title 46. 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. § 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regulations and standards, they are hereby repealed.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 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. All electrical work done in the state shall be in accordance with the latest edition of the
National Electrical Code (NEC). The state building commission shall adopt the latest edition of
the NEC, including any amendments to the NEC by the commission. The adoption of the NEC by
the commission shall be completed so that it will take effect on the first day of July of the year the
edition is dated.
     SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.