§ 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 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 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 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 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. 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Services Operated by Private Entities, 42 U.S.C. § 12181 et seq., and its regulations and standards, they are hereby repealed.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.
(P.L. 1981, ch. 236, § 2; P.L. 1991, ch. 48, § 1; P.L. 2000, ch. 185, § 1; P.L. 2000, ch. 290, § 1; P.L. 2005, ch. 151, § 1; P.L. 2005, ch. 155, § 1; P.L. 2011, ch. 195, § 1; P.L. 2011, ch. 272, § 1; P.L. 2012, ch. 241, art. 17, § 5.)