§ 23-27.3-100.1.3. Creation of the state building code standards committee.
(a) There is created as an agency of state government a state building code standards committee who shall adopt, promulgate, and administer a state building code for the purpose of regulating the design, construction, and use of buildings or structures previously erected, in accordance with a rehabilitation building and fire code for existing buildings and structures developed pursuant to chapter 29.1 of this title, and to make any amendments to them as they, from time to time, deem necessary or desirable, the building code to include any code, rule, or regulation incorporated in the code by reference.
(b) A standing subcommittee is made part of the state building code standards committee to promulgate and administer a state housing and property maintenance code for the purpose of establishing minimum requirements and standards and to regulate the occupancy and use of existing premises, structures, buildings, equipment, and facilities, and to make amendments to them as deemed necessary.
(c) A joint committee, with membership as set forth in § 23-29.1-2(a) from the state building code standards committee, shall develop and recommend for adoption and promulgation, a rehabilitation building and fire code for existing buildings and structures, which code shall include building code elements to be administered by the state building code standards committee as the authority having jurisdiction over the elements.
(P.L. 1981, ch. 236, § 2; P.L. 1992, ch. 378, § 1; P.L. 2000, ch. 185, § 1; P.L. 2000, ch. 290, § 1.)