§ 23-27.3-107.3. Appointment of personnel by state building commissioner.
(a) The state building commissioner may appoint such other personnel as shall be necessary for the administration of the code. In the absence of a local building official or an alternate, as detailed in § 23-27.3-107.2, the commissioner shall assume the responsibility of the local building official and inspectors as required by § 23-27.3-107.4 and shall designate one of the following agents to enforce the code:
(1) A member of the commissioner's staff who meets the qualifications of § 23-27.3-107.5 and is certified in accordance with § 23-27.3-107.6.
(2) An architect or engineer contracted by the commissioner through the department of administration.
(3) A building official who is selected from a list of previously certified officials or inspectors.
(b) The salary and operating expenses for services provided in accordance with subsection (a)(1), (2), or (3) shall be reimbursed to the state by the city or town receiving the services and shall be deposited as general revenues. The attorney general shall be informed of any failure of the appropriate local authority to appoint a local building official to enforce the code in accordance with §§ 23-27.3-107.1 or 23-27.3-107.2.
(P.L. 1976, ch. 256, § 1; P.L. 1989, ch. 179, § 1; P.L. 1995, ch. 370, art. 40, § 74.)