TITLE 23
Health and Safety

CHAPTER 23-29.1
Rehabilitation Building And Fire Code For Existing Buildings And Structures

SECTION 23-29.1-2


§ 23-29.1-2 Joint Committee on the rehabilitation building code for existing buildings and structures.

(a) Creation and membership. There is created a joint committee on the rehabilitation building and fire code for existing buildings and structures consisting of eleven (11) members: five (5) of whom shall be the chairperson of the building code standards committee established by § 23-27.3-100.1.3 and four (4) members of the building code standards committee appointed by the building code standards committee; five (5) of whom shall be the chairpersons of the fire safety code board of appeal and review, established by § 23-28.3-2, and four (4) members of the fire safety code board of appeal and review appointed by the fire safety code board of appeal and review, and one of whom shall be the executive director of the fire safety code board of appeal and review, who shall be an ex-officio, nonvoting member of the joint committee, and shall act as the executive secretary of the joint committee. From the voting members of the joint committee, the governor shall appoint one member to serve as chairperson and one member to serve as vice-chairperson. The terms of chairperson and vice-chairperson shall be for three (3) years, or until their successors are appointed.

(b) Powers and duties. The joint committee has the power and duty to:

(1) Approve, with any revisions it may deem necessary, the rehabilitation building code for existing buildings and structures following an affirmative vote by the committee on drafting and to recommend building code element of the rehabilitation building code for adoption by the building code standards committee and to recommend the fire safety code element of the rehabilitation building code for adoption by the fire safety code board of appeal and review;

(2) Draft and develop such amendments and revisions to the building code element and to the fire safety code element of the rehabilitation building code for existing buildings and structures as may be necessary or desirable to recommend of those amendments and revisions to the building code standards committee and the fire safety code board of appeal and review, as appropriate;

(3) Serve as the appeal board to hear and decide requests for variances from the rehabilitation building and fire code for existing buildings and structures; and

(4) Study and make recommendations with regard to coordinated, consistent, efficient, and effective administration of fire safety codes, building codes, and the rehabilitation building and fire code.

History of Section.
(P.L. 2000, ch. 185, § 6; P.L. 2000, ch. 290, § 6; P.L. 2005, ch. 151, § 7; P.L. 2005, ch. 155, § 7.)