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H.B. 183 Enrolled
8 LONG TITLE
9 General Description:
10 This bill modifies the Utah Fire Prevention and Safety Act and Utah Uniform Building
11 Standards Act to address the process for adopting and modifying a state construction
12 code or state fire code.
13 Highlighted Provisions:
14 This bill:
15 . clarifies the enforcement of the state fire code;
16 . addresses the adoption and amendment process for a state fire code;
17 . addresses local authority to adopt fire code standards;
18 . provides for the creation of a joint peer advisory committee;
19 . addresses the adoption and amendment process for a state construction code;
20 . provides for funding of education related to codes being considered; and
21 . makes technical and conforming changes.
22 Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
24 Other Special Clauses:
25 This bill takes effect on July 1, 2010.
26 Utah Code Sections Affected:
28 26-15-3, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 339
29 53-7-102, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 1993, Chapter 234
30 53-7-103, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2002, Chapter 301
31 53-7-104, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 329
32 53-7-106, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 339
33 53-7-202, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 339
34 53-7-204, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 339
35 53-7-209, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 339
36 53A-20c-102, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
37 58-55-305, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 228
38 58-56-3, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 339
39 58-56-4, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 339
40 58-56-5, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 339
41 58-56-6, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 339
42 58-56-7, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 339
43 58-56-9, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2002, Chapter 75
44 58-56-9.3, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
45 58-56-12, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2004, Chapter 75
46 58-56-13, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1990, Chapter 293
47 58-56-14, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1990, Chapter 293
48 58-56-15, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2004, Chapter 75
49 58-56-17.5, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1997, Chapter 385
50 58-56-20, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapters 50 and 129
51 58-56-21, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 129
53 53-7-205, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2001, Chapter 25
55 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
56 Section 1. Section 26-15-3 is amended to read:
57 26-15-3. Department to advise regarding the plumbing code.
58 (1) The department shall advise the Division of Occupational and Professional
59 Licensing and the Uniform Building Code Commission with respect to the adoption of a state
60 construction code [
61 (a) a specific edition of a plumbing code [
62 code authority [
64 (b) any amendments to [
65 recognized code.
66 (2) The department may enforce the plumbing code adopted [
68 (3) Section 58-56-9 [
69 Section 2. Section 53-7-102 is amended to read:
70 53-7-102. Definitions.
71 As used in this chapter:
72 (1) "Board" means the Utah Fire Prevention Board created in Section 53-7-203 , except
73 as provided in Part 3, Liquefied Petroleum Gas Act.
75 53-7-103 .
77 53-7-103 .
79 (a) the state fire marshal;
80 (b) the state fire marshal's deputies or salaried assistants;
81 (c) the fire chief or fire marshal of any county, city, or town fire department;
82 (d) the fire officer of any fire district;
83 (e) the fire officer of any special service district organized for fire protection purposes;
85 (f) authorized personnel of any of the persons specified in Subsections (4)(a) through
87 (5) "Legislative action" includes legislation that:
88 (a) adopts a state fire code;
89 (b) amends a state fire code; or
90 (c) repeals one or more provisions of a state fire code.
91 (6) "State fire code" means the code adopted under Section 53-7-106 .
93 commissioner under Section 53-7-103 .
94 Section 3. Section 53-7-103 is amended to read:
95 53-7-103. State Fire Marshal Division -- Creation -- State fire marshal --
96 Appointment, qualifications, duties, and compensation.
97 (1) There is created within the department the State Fire Marshal Division.
98 (2) (a) The director of the division is the state fire marshal, who shall be appointed by
99 the commissioner upon the recommendation of the Utah Fire Prevention Board created in
100 Section 53-7-203 and with the approval of the governor.
101 (b) The state fire marshal is the executive and administrative head of the division, and
102 shall be qualified by experience and education to:
103 (i) enforce the state fire code;
104 (ii) enforce rules made under this chapter; and
105 (iii) perform the duties prescribed by the commissioner.
106 (3) The state fire marshal acts under the supervision and control of the commissioner
107 and may be removed from [
108 (4) The state fire marshal shall:
109 (a) enforce the state fire code rules made under this chapter [
110 accordance with Section 53-7-104 ;
111 (b) complete the duties assigned by the commissioner;
112 (c) examine plans and specifications for school buildings, as required by Section
113 53A-20-104 ;
114 (d) approve criteria established by the state superintendent for building inspectors;
115 (e) promote and support injury prevention public education programs; and
116 (f) perform all other duties provided in this chapter.
117 (5) The state fire marshal shall receive compensation as provided by Title 67, Chapter
118 19, Utah State Personnel Management Act.
119 Section 4. Section 53-7-104 is amended to read:
120 53-7-104. Enforcement of state fire code and rules -- Division of authority and
122 (1) The authority and responsibility for enforcing the state fire code and rules made
123 under this chapter is divided as provided in this section.
124 (2) The fire officers of any city or county shall enforce the state fire code and rules of
125 the state fire marshal in their respective areas.
126 (3) The state fire marshal may enforce the state fire code and rules in:
127 (a) areas outside of corporate cities, fire protection districts, and other local districts or
128 special service districts organized for fire protection purposes; [
129 (b) state-owned property, school district owned property, and privately owned property
130 used for schools located within corporate cities and county fire protection districts, asylums,
131 mental hospitals, hospitals, sanitariums, homes for the aged, residential health-care facilities,
132 children's homes or institutions, or similar institutional type occupancy of any capacity[
134 fire protection districts, and special service districts organized for fire protection purposes
135 upon receiving a request from the chief fire official or the local governing body.
136 Section 5. Section 53-7-106 is amended to read:
137 53-7-106. Adoption of state fire code.
138 (1) [
139 (i) a code promulgated by a nationally recognized code authority [
140 by the Legislature under [
141 modifications; and
142 (ii) a code to which cities, counties, fire protection districts, and the state shall adhere
143 in safeguarding life and property from the hazards of fire and explosion.
151 (b) On and after July 1, 2010, the state fire code is the state fire code in effect on July
152 1, 2010, until in accordance with this section:
153 (i) a new state fire code is adopted; or
154 (ii) one or more provisions of the state fire code are amended or repealed in
155 accordance with this section.
156 (c) A provision of the state fire code may be applicable:
157 (i) to the entire state; or
158 (ii) within a city, county, or fire protection district.
159 (2) (a) The Legislature shall adopt a state fire code by enacting legislation that adopts
160 a nationally recognized fire code with any modifications.
161 (b) Legislation enacted under this Subsection (2) shall state that it takes effect on the
162 July 1 after the day on which the legislation is enacted, unless otherwise stated in the
164 (c) Subject to Subsection (5), a state fire code adopted by the Legislature is the state
165 fire code until in accordance with this section the Legislature adopts a new state fire code by:
166 (i) adopting a new state fire code in its entirety; or
167 (ii) amending or repealing one or more provisions of the state fire code.
168 (3) (a) The board shall by no later than November 30 of each year recommend to the
169 Business and Labor Interim Committee whether the Legislature should:
170 (i) amend or repeal one or more provisions of the state fire code; or
171 (ii) in a year of a regularly scheduled update of a nationally recognized fire code,
172 adopt with any modifications the nationally recognized fire code.
173 (b) The board may recommend legislative action related to the state fire code:
174 (i) on its own initiative; or
175 (ii) upon the receipt of a request by a city, county, or fire protection district that the
176 board recommend legislative action related to the state fire code.
177 (c) Within 45 days after receipt of a request under Subsection (3)(b), the board shall
178 direct the division to convene an informal hearing concerning the request.
179 (d) The board shall conduct a hearing under this section in accordance with the rules
180 of the board.
181 (e) The board shall decide whether to include in the report required under Subsection
182 (3)(a) whether to recommend the legislative action raised by a request.
183 (f) Within 15 days following the completion of a hearing of the board under this
184 Subsection (3), the board shall direct the division to notify the entity that made the request of
185 the board's decision regarding the request. The division shall provide the notice:
186 (i) in writing; and
187 (ii) in a form prescribed by the board.
188 (4) If the Business and Labor Interim Committee decides to recommend legislative
189 action to the Legislature, the Business and Labor Interim Committee shall prepare legislation
190 for consideration by the Legislature in the next general session that if passed by the Legislature
192 (a) adopt a new state fire code in its entirety; or
193 (b) amend or repeal one or more provisions of the state fire code.
194 (5) (a) Notwithstanding Subsection (3), the board may, in accordance with Title 63G,
195 Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, amend a state fire code if the board
196 determines that waiting for legislative action in the next general legislative session would:
197 (i) cause an imminent peril to the public health, safety, or welfare; or
198 (ii) place a person in violation of federal or other state law.
199 (b) If the board amends a state fire code in accordance with this Subsection (5), the
200 board shall:
201 (i) publish the state fire code with the amendment; and
202 (ii) notify the Business and Labor Interim Committee of the adoption, including a
203 copy of an analysis by the board identifying specific reasons and justifications for its findings.
204 (c) If not formally adopted by the Legislature at its next annual general session, an
205 amendment to a state fire code adopted under this Subsection (5) is repealed on the July 1
206 immediately following the next annual general session that follows the adoption of the
208 (6) (a) A legislative body of a political subdivision may enact an ordinance that is
209 more restrictive in its fire code requirements than the state fire code:
210 (i) in order to meet a public safety need of the political subdivision; and
211 (ii) subject to the requirements of this Subsection (6).
212 (b) A legislative body of a political subdivision that enacts an ordinance under this
213 section on or after July 1, 2010 shall:
214 (i) notify the board in writing at least 30 days before the day on which the legislative
215 body enacts the ordinance and include in the notice a statement as to the proposed subject
216 matter of the ordinance; and
217 (ii) after the legislative body enacts the ordinance, report to the board prior to the
218 board making the report required under Subsection (6)(c), including providing the board:
219 (A) a copy of the ordinance enacted under this Subsection (6); and
220 (B) a description of the public safety need that is the basis of enacting the ordinance.
221 (c) The board shall submit to the Business and Labor Interim Committee each year
222 with the recommendations submitted in accordance with Subsection (3):
223 (i) a list of the ordinances enacted under this Subsection (6) during the fiscal year
224 immediately proceeding the report; and
225 (ii) recommendations, if any, for legislative action related to an ordinance enacted
226 under this Subsection (6).
227 (d) (i) The state fire marshal shall keep an indexed copy of an ordinance enacted under
228 this Subsection (6).
229 (ii) The state fire marshal shall make a copy of an ordinance enacted under this
230 Subsection (6) available on request.
231 (e) The board may make rules in accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah
232 Administrative Rulemaking Act, to establish procedures for a legislative body of a political
233 subdivision to follow to provide the notice and report required under this Subsection (6).
234 Section 6. Section 53-7-202 is amended to read:
235 53-7-202. Definitions.
236 As used in this part:
237 (1) "Agricultural and wildlife fireworks" means a class C dangerous explosive that:
238 (a) uses sound or light when deployed; and
239 (b) is designated to prevent crop damage or unwanted animals from entering a
240 specified area.
249 United States Department of Transportation in Part 173, Title 49, Code of Federal
252 that is:
253 (i) a cardboard or heavy paper cylindrical tube or cone that:
254 (A) produces a shower of color and sparks that reach a maximum height of 15 feet;
255 (B) may whistle or pop; and
256 (C) is not designed to explode or leave the ground;
257 (ii) a pyrotechnic wheel device that:
258 (A) may be attached to a post or tree; and
259 (B) contains up to six "driver" units or tubes;
260 (iii) any device that:
261 (A) spins, jumps, or emits popping sounds when placed on the ground;
262 (B) does not exceed a height of 15 feet when discharged; and
263 (C) does not travel laterally more than 10 feet on a smooth surface when discharged;
264 (iv) a morning glory, suzuki, or flitter sparkler; and
265 (v) a single tube day type parachute that does not carry any flare or flame upon
267 (b) "Class C common state approved explosive" does not mean:
268 (i) class C dangerous explosives; or
269 (ii) exempt explosives.
271 (i) a firecracker, cannon cracker, salute, cherry bomb, or other similar explosive;
272 (ii) a skyrocket or any device other than a model rocket that uses combustible or
273 explosive material and rises more than 15 feet when discharged;
274 (iii) a roman candle or other device that discharges balls of fire over 15 feet in height;
275 (iv) a tube or cone aerial firework that propels comets, shells, salutes, flash shells, or
276 similar devices more than 15 feet into the air; and
277 (v) a chaser, whistler, or other device that darts or travels more than 10 feet laterally
278 on a smooth surface or exceeds 15 feet in height when discharged.
279 (b) A "class C dangerous explosive" does not mean:
280 (i) class C common state approved explosives; or
281 (ii) exempt explosives.
283 battle, mine, and any similar class C explosive or class B explosive.
285 setting up and discharging display fireworks.
286 (b) "Display operator" does not mean a fire department.
288 flare, snake or glow worm, party popper, trick noisemaker, match, and wire sparkler under 12
289 inches in length.
291 (i) class C explosives;
292 (ii) class C dangerous explosives; and
293 (iii) class C common state approved explosives.
294 (b) "Fireworks" does not mean:
295 (i) exempt explosives;
296 (ii) class A explosives; and
297 (iii) class B explosives.
299 Utah for the general purpose of resale within the state or exportation to other states.
301 to produce a visible or audible effect by combustion, deflagration, or detonation.
302 (b) "Pyrotechnic" does not mean exempt explosives.
304 explosives to the public during the period authorized under Section 53-7-225 .
308 (a) tube or sphere containing pyrotechnic composition that produces a white or
309 colored smoke as its primary effect when ignited; and
310 (b) device that produces a small report intended to surprise the user, including a:
311 (i) "booby trap," which is a small tube with a string protruding from both ends that
312 ignites the friction sensitive composition in the tube when the string is pulled;
313 (ii) "snapper," which is a small paper-wrapped device containing a minute quantity of
314 explosive composition coated on bits of sand that explodes producing a small report;
315 (iii) "trick match," which is a kitchen or book match coated with a small quantity of
316 explosive or pyrotechnic composition that produces a small shower of sparks when ignited;
317 (iv) "cigarette load," which is a small wooden peg coated with a small quantity of
318 explosive composition that produces a small report when the cigarette is ignited; and
319 (v) "auto burglar alarm," which is a tube that:
320 (A) contains pyrotechnic composition that produces a loud whistle and smoke when
322 (B) may contain a small quantity of explosive to produce a small explosive noise; and
323 (C) is ignited by a squib.
325 (a) a pyrotechnic device that is used, given away, or offered for sale, that has not been
326 tested, approved, and classified by the [
327 (b) an approved device that has been altered or redesigned since obtaining approval by
328 the [
329 (c) a pyrotechnic device that is being tested by a manufacturer, importer, or wholesaler
330 before receiving approval by the [
332 (a) a person who sells class C common state approved explosives to a retailer; and
333 (b) a person who sells class B explosives or class C dangerous explosives for display
335 Section 7. Section 53-7-204 is amended to read:
336 53-7-204. Duties of Utah Fire Prevention Board -- Unified Code Analysis
337 Council -- Local administrative duties.
338 (1) The board shall:
339 (a) administer the state fire code as the standard in the state;
341 Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act:
345 protection of life and property against fire and panic in any:
346 (A) publicly owned building, including all public and private schools, colleges, and
347 university buildings;
348 (B) building or structure used or intended for use as an asylum, a mental hospital, a
349 hospital, a sanitarium, a home for the aged, an assisted living facility, a children's home or day
350 care center, or any similar institutional type occupancy of any capacity; and
351 (C) place of assemblage where 50 or more persons may gather together in a building,
352 structure, tent, or room for the purpose of amusement, entertainment, instruction, or education;
354 display fireworks [
355 (A) the [
357 (B) relevant publications of the National Fire Protection Association;
359 sale of class C common state approved explosives;
361 display fireworks;
363 special services in emergencies;
367 departments enrolled in firefighter certification; and
369 emergency response agencies;
372 marshal's authorized representatives will perform;
376 authorized representatives;
378 program in cooperation with the Board of Regents;
380 data from all political subdivisions of the state;
385 suppression systems in the interest of safeguarding lives and property;
387 fire sprinkler systems;
391 hazardous materials emergencies; [
393 Business and Labor Interim Committee [
399 (q) jointly create the Unified Code Analysis Council with the Uniform Building Code
400 Commission in accordance with Subsection 58-56-5 (12).
401 (2) The board may incorporate in its rules by reference, in whole or in part[
402 (a) the state fire code; or
403 (b) subject to the state fire code, a nationally recognized and readily available
405 and property from fire, explosion, or panic.
412 protection district:
413 (a) issuing permits, including open burning permits pursuant to Sections 11-7-1 and
414 19-2-114 ;
415 (b) creating a local board of appeals in accordance with the state fire code; and
416 (c) subject to the state fire code and the other provisions of this chapter, establishing,
417 modifying, or deleting fire flow and water supply requirements.
418 Section 8. Section 53-7-209 is amended to read:
419 53-7-209. Inspection of buildings by officials.
420 (1) A fire chief or officer may enter [
421 dwelling at any reasonable hour to inspect the building or premises and enforce the rules made
422 under this part[
423 (2) The owner, lessee, manager, or operator of [
424 a private dwelling shall permit inspections under this section.
425 Section 9. Section 53A-20c-102 is amended to read:
426 53A-20c-102. Energy Efficiency Fund -- Contents -- Use of fund monies.
427 (1) As used in this section:
428 (a) "Board" means the Board of the Utah Geological Survey.
429 (b) "Energy code" means the energy efficiency code adopted [
431 (c) "Energy efficiency project" means:
432 (i) for existing buildings, a retrofit to improve energy efficiency; or
433 (ii) for new buildings, an enhancement to improve energy efficiency beyond the
434 minimum required by the energy code.
435 (d) "Fund" means the Energy Efficiency Fund created by this part.
436 (2) There is created a revolving loan fund known as the Energy Efficiency Fund.
437 (3) The fund shall consist of:
438 (a) monies appropriated to it by the Legislature;
439 (b) monies received for the repayment of loans made from the fund;
440 (c) monies made available to the state for energy efficiency from any source; and
441 (d) interest earned on the fund.
442 (4) (a) The board shall make loans from the fund only to school districts to finance
443 energy efficiency projects in school district buildings, including paying the costs of
444 construction, engineering, investigation, inspection, and other related expenses.
445 (b) The board may not:
446 (i) make loans from the fund to finance a school district's compliance with the energy
447 code in the construction of a new building;
448 (ii) make a loan from the fund with a term of less than two years or more than 12
449 years; or
450 (iii) make loans from the fund to any entity other than a school district.
451 (5) (a) (i) Each school district seeking a loan shall submit an application to the board
452 in the form and containing the information that the board requires, which shall include the
453 plans and specifications for the proposed energy efficiency project.
454 (ii) In the application, the school district may request a loan to cover all or part of the
455 cost of an energy efficiency project.
456 (b) If an application is rejected, the board shall notify the applicant stating the reasons
457 for the rejection.
458 (6) (a) By following the procedures and requirements of Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah
459 Administrative Rulemaking Act, the board shall make rules establishing criteria for:
460 (i) determining eligibility for loans; and
461 (ii) determining appropriate priorities among projects.
462 (b) In making rules governing determining priorities for eligible projects, the board
463 may consider:
464 (i) possible additional sources of revenue;
465 (ii) the feasibility and practicality of the project;
466 (iii) the energy savings attributable to an eligible energy efficiency project;
467 (iv) the annual energy cost savings attributable to an eligible energy efficiency project;
468 (v) the projected energy cost payback of an eligible energy efficiency project;
469 (vi) the financial need of the public facility owner;
470 (vii) the environmental and other benefits to the state and local community attributable
471 to an eligible energy efficiency project; and
472 (viii) the availability of federal funds for the project.
473 (7) (a) In approving a project, the board shall:
474 (i) review the loan application and the plans and specifications for the project;
475 (ii) determine whether or not to grant the loan by applying its eligibility criteria; and
476 (iii) if the loan is granted, prioritize the project by applying its priority criteria.
477 (b) The board may condition approval of a loan request and the availability of funds
478 on assurances from the school district that the board considers necessary to ensure that:
479 (i) the proceeds of the loan will be used to pay the cost of the project; and
480 (ii) the project will be completed.
481 (8) Employees of the state energy program shall serve as staff to the board when it
482 performs the duties established in this section.
483 Section 10. Section 58-55-305 is amended to read:
484 58-55-305. Exemptions from licensure.
485 (1) In addition to the exemptions from licensure in Section 58-1-307 , the following
486 persons may engage in acts or practices included within the practice of construction trades,
487 subject to the stated circumstances and limitations, without being licensed under this chapter:
488 (a) an authorized representative of the United States government or an authorized
489 employee of the state or any of its political subdivisions when working on construction work
490 of the state or the subdivision, and when acting within the terms of the person's trust, office, or
492 (b) a person engaged in construction or operation incidental to the construction and
493 repair of irrigation and drainage ditches of regularly constituted irrigation districts,
494 reclamation districts, and drainage districts or construction and repair relating to farming,
495 dairying, agriculture, livestock or poultry raising, metal and coal mining, quarries, sand and
496 gravel excavations, well drilling, as defined in Section 73-3-25 , hauling to and from
497 construction sites, and lumbering;
498 (c) public utilities operating under the rules of the Public Service Commission on
499 construction work incidental to their own business;
500 (d) sole owners of property engaged in building:
501 (i) no more than one residential structure per year and no more than three residential
502 structures per five years on their property for their own noncommercial, nonpublic use; except,
503 a person other than the property owner or individuals described in Subsection (1)(e), who
504 engages in building the structure must be licensed under this chapter if the person is otherwise
505 required to be licensed under this chapter; or
506 (ii) structures on their property for their own noncommercial, nonpublic use which are
507 incidental to a residential structure on the property, including sheds, carports, or detached
509 (e) (i) a person engaged in construction or renovation of a residential building for
510 noncommercial, nonpublic use if that person:
511 (A) works without compensation other than token compensation that is not considered
512 salary or wages; and
513 (B) works under the direction of the property owner who engages in building the
514 structure; and
515 (ii) as used in this Subsection (1)(e), "token compensation" means compensation paid
516 by a sole owner of property exempted from licensure under Subsection (1)(d) to a person
517 exempted from licensure under this Subsection (1)(e), that is:
518 (A) minimal in value when compared with the fair market value of the services
519 provided by the person;
520 (B) not related to the fair market value of the services provided by the person; and
521 (C) is incidental to the providing of services by the person including paying for or
522 providing meals or refreshment while services are being provided, or paying reasonable
523 transportation costs incurred by the person in travel to the site of construction;
524 (f) a person engaged in the sale or merchandising of personal property that by its
525 design or manufacture may be attached, installed, or otherwise affixed to real property who
526 has contracted with a person, firm, or corporation licensed under this chapter to install, affix,
527 or attach that property;
528 (g) a contractor submitting a bid on a federal aid highway project, if, before
529 undertaking construction under that bid, the contractor is licensed under this chapter;
530 (h) (i) a person engaged in the alteration, repair, remodeling, or addition to or
531 improvement of a building with a contracted or agreed value of less than $3,000, including
532 both labor and materials, and including all changes or additions to the contracted or agreed
533 upon work; and
534 (ii) notwithstanding Subsection (1)(h)(i) and except as otherwise provided in this
536 (A) work in the plumbing and electrical trades on a Subsection (1)(h)(i) project within
537 any six month period of time:
538 (I) must be performed by a licensed electrical or plumbing contractor, if the project
539 involves an electrical or plumbing system; and
540 (II) may be performed by a licensed journeyman electrician or plumber or an
541 individual referred to in Subsection (1)(h)(ii)(A)(I), if the project involves a component of the
542 system such as a faucet, toilet, fixture, device, outlet, or electrical switch;
543 (B) installation, repair, or replacement of a residential or commercial gas appliance or
544 a combustion system on a Subsection (1)(h)(i) project must be performed by a person who has
545 received certification under Subsection 58-55-308 (2) except as otherwise provided in
546 Subsection 58-55-308 (2)(d) or 58-55-308 (3);
547 (C) installation, repair, or replacement of water-based fire protection systems on a
548 Subsection (1)(h)(i) project must be performed by a licensed fire suppression systems
549 contractor or a licensed journeyman plumber;
550 (D) work as an alarm business or company or as an alarm company agent shall be
551 performed by a licensed alarm business or company or a licensed alarm company agent, except
552 as otherwise provided in this chapter;
553 (E) installation, repair, or replacement of an alarm system on a Subsection (1)(h)(i)
554 project must be performed by a licensed alarm business or company or a licensed alarm
555 company agent;
556 (F) installation, repair, or replacement of a heating, ventilation, or air conditioning
557 system (HVAC) on a Subsection (1)(h)(i) project must be performed by an HVAC contractor
558 licensed by the division;
559 (G) installation, repair, or replacement of a radon mitigation system or a soil
560 depressurization system must be performed by a licensed contractor; and
561 (H) if the total value of the project is greater than $1,000, the person shall file with the
562 division a one-time affirmation, subject to periodic reaffirmation as established by division
563 rule, that the person has:
564 (I) public liability insurance in coverage amounts and form established by division
565 rule; and
566 (II) if applicable, workers compensation insurance which would cover an employee of
567 the person if that employee worked on the construction project;
568 (i) a person practicing a specialty contractor classification or construction trade which
569 the director does not classify by administrative rule as significantly impacting the public's
570 health, safety, and welfare;
571 (j) owners and lessees of property and persons regularly employed for wages by
572 owners or lessees of property or their agents for the purpose of maintaining the property, are
573 exempt from this chapter when doing work upon the property;
574 (k) (i) a person engaged in minor plumbing work incidental to the replacement or
575 repair of a fixture or an appliance in a residential or small commercial building, or structure
576 used for agricultural use, as defined in Section [
577 modification is made to:
578 (A) existing culinary water, soil, waste, or vent piping; or
579 (B) a gas appliance or combustion system; and
580 (ii) except as provided in Subsection (1)(e), installation for the first time of a fixture or
581 an appliance is not included in the exemption provided under Subsection (1)(k)(i);
582 (l) a person who ordinarily would be subject to the plumber licensure requirements
583 under this chapter when installing or repairing a water conditioner or other water treatment
584 apparatus if the conditioner or apparatus:
585 (i) meets the appropriate state construction codes or local plumbing standards; and
586 (ii) is installed or repaired under the direction of a person authorized to do the work
587 under an appropriate specialty contractor license;
588 (m) a person who ordinarily would be subject to the electrician licensure requirements
589 under this chapter when employed by:
590 (i) railroad corporations, telephone corporations or their corporate affiliates, elevator
591 contractors or constructors, or street railway systems; or
592 (ii) public service corporations, rural electrification associations, or municipal utilities
593 who generate, distribute, or sell electrical energy for light, heat, or power;
594 (n) a person involved in minor electrical work incidental to a mechanical or service
596 (o) a student participating in construction trade education and training programs
597 approved by the commission with the concurrence of the director under the condition that:
598 (i) all work intended as a part of a finished product on which there would normally be
599 an inspection by a building inspector is, in fact, inspected and found acceptable by a licensed
600 building inspector; and
601 (ii) a licensed contractor obtains the necessary building permits; and
602 (p) a delivery person when replacing any of the following existing equipment with a
603 new gas appliance, provided there is an existing gas shutoff valve at the appliance:
604 (i) gas range;
605 (ii) gas dryer;
606 (iii) outdoor gas barbeque; or
607 (iv) outdoor gas patio heater.
608 (2) A compliance agency as defined in Subsection 58-56-3 (4) that issues a building
609 permit to a person requesting a permit as a sole owner of property referred to in Subsection
610 (1)(d) shall notify the division, in writing or through electronic transmission, of the issuance of
611 the permit.
612 Section 11. Section 58-56-3 is amended to read:
613 58-56-3. Definitions.
614 In addition to the definitions in Section 58-1-102 , as used in this chapter:
635 (1) "Agricultural use" means a use that relates to the tilling of soil and raising of crops,
636 or keeping or raising domestic animals.
637 (2) (a) [
638 contained in the code, approved by the division under Section 58-56-4 for use by a compliance
641 (b) "Approved code" does not include [
645 any use or occupancy and any improvements attached to it.
646 (4) "Code" means:
647 (a) a state construction code; or
648 (b) an approved code.
649 (5) "Commission" means the Uniform Building Code Commission created under this
651 (6) "Compliance agency" means:
652 (a) an agency of the state or any of its political subdivisions which issues permits for
653 construction regulated under the codes;
654 (b) any other agency of the state or its political subdivisions specifically empowered to
655 enforce compliance with the codes; or
656 (c) any other state agency which chooses to enforce codes adopted under this chapter
657 by authority given the agency under a title other than Title 58, Occupations and Professions.
658 (7) "Construction code" means standards and specifications published by a nationally
659 recognized code authority for use in circumstances described in Subsection 58-56-4 (1),
661 (a) a building code;
662 (b) an electrical code;
663 (c) a residential one and two family dwelling code;
664 (d) a plumbing code;
665 (e) a mechanical code;
666 (f) a fuel gas code;
667 (g) an energy conservation code; and
668 (h) a manufactured housing installation standard code.
671 the division to set up or install factory built housing on a temporary or permanent basis.
672 (b) The scope of the work included under the license includes the placement or
673 securing, or both placement and securing, of the factory built housing on a permanent or
674 temporary foundation, securing the units together if required, and connection of the utilities to
675 the factory built housing unit, but does not include site preparation, construction of a
676 permanent foundation, and construction of utility services to the near proximity of the factory
677 built housing unit.
678 (c) If a dealer is not licensed as a factory built housing set-up contractor, that
679 individual must subcontract the connection services to individuals who are licensed by the
680 division to perform those specific functions under Title 58, Chapter 55, Utah Construction
681 Trades Licensing Act.
683 Safety Standards Act, 42 U.S.C. Sec. 5401 et seq.
685 (a) [
686 (b) [
687 code; or
688 (c) [
692 that is empowered to engage in the regulation of construction, alteration, remodeling, building,
693 repair, and other activities subject to the codes.
695 constructed on or after June 15, 1976, according to the HUD Code, in one or more sections,
697 (i) in the traveling mode, is eight body feet or more in width or 40 body feet or more in
698 length, or when erected on site, is 400 or more square feet; and
699 (ii) is built on a permanent chassis and designed to be used as a dwelling with or
700 without a permanent foundation when connected to the required utilities, and includes the
701 plumbing, heating, air-conditioning, and electrical systems.
702 (b) Manufactured homes constructed on or after June 15, 1976, shall be identifiable by
703 the manufacturer's data plate bearing the date the unit was manufactured and a HUD label
704 attached to the exterior of the home certifying the home was manufactured to HUD standards.
706 to June 15, 1976, in accordance with a state mobile home code which existed prior to the
707 HUD Code.
709 manufactured in accordance with the state construction [
710 Section 58-56-4 and transported to a building site, the purpose of which is for human
711 habitation, occupancy, or use.
712 (16) "Not for human occupancy" means use of a structure for purposes other than
713 protection or comfort of human beings, but allows people to enter the structure for:
714 (a) maintenance and repair; and
715 (b) the care of livestock, crops, or equipment intended for agricultural use which are
716 kept there.
718 the commission concerning an interpretation of the meaning of the codes or the application of
719 the codes in a specific circumstance issued in response to a specific request by a party to the
721 (18) "State construction code" means a construction code adopted by the Legislature
722 in accordance with Section 58-56-4 .
724 engage in the regulation of construction, alteration, remodeling, building, repair, and other
725 activities subject to the codes adopted pursuant to this chapter.
726 Section 12. Section 58-56-4 is amended to read:
727 58-56-4. Adoption of state construction code -- Amendments -- Approval of other
728 codes -- Exemptions.
745 (1) (a) A state construction code is a construction code adopted with any
746 modifications in accordance with this section that the state and each political subdivision of
747 the state shall follow.
749 construction code when:
754 conservation, or reconstruction of the building; or
756 increases the occupancy loads, other demands, or safety risks of the building.
760 (c) On and after July 1, 2010, a state construction code is the state construction code
761 in effect on July 1, 2010, until in accordance with this section:
762 (i) a new state construction code is adopted; or
763 (ii) one or more provisions of the state construction code are amended or repealed in
764 accordance with this section.
765 (d) A provision of a state construction code may be applicable:
766 (i) to the entire state; or
767 (ii) within a county, city, or town.
768 (2) (a) The Legislature shall adopt a state construction code by enacting legislation
769 that adopts a construction code with any modifications.
770 (b) Legislation enacted under this Subsection (2) shall state that it takes effect on the
771 July 1 after the day on which the legislation is enacted, unless otherwise stated in the
773 (c) Subject to Subsection (5), a state construction code adopted by the Legislature is
774 the state construction code until in accordance with this section the Legislature adopts a new
775 state construction code by:
776 (i) adopting a new state construction code in its entirety; or
777 (ii) amending or repealing one or more provisions of the state construction code.
778 (3) (a) The commission shall by no later than November 30 of each year recommend
779 to the Business and Labor Interim Committee whether the Legislature should:
780 (i) amend or repeal one or more provisions of a state construction code; or
781 (ii) in a year of a regularly scheduled update of a nationally recognized code, adopt a
782 construction code with any modifications.
783 (b) The commission may recommend legislative action related to a state construction
785 (i) on its own initiative;
786 (ii) upon the recommendation of the division; or
787 (iii) upon the receipt of a request by one of the following that the commission
788 recommend legislative action related to the state construction code:
789 (A) a local regulator;
790 (B) a state regulator;
791 (C) a state agency involved with the construction and design of a building;
792 (D) the Construction Services Commission;
793 (E) the Electrician Licensing Board;
794 (F) the Plumbers Licensing Board; or
795 (G) a recognized construction-related association.
797 legislative action to the Legislature, the Business and Labor Interim Committee shall prepare
798 legislation for consideration by the Legislature in the next general session[
799 the Legislature would:
800 (a) adopt a new state construction code in its entirety; or
801 (b) amend or repeal one or more provisions of a state construction code.
808 Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, [
810 legislative action in the next general legislative session [
811 (i) cause an imminent peril to the public health, safety, or welfare; or
812 (ii) place a person in violation of federal or other state law.
813 (b) If the commission [
816 (i) the text of the [
817 (ii) an analysis that includes the specific reasons and justifications for [
818 commission's findings.
819 (c) [
820 division shall[
821 (i) publish the [
822 Section 58-56-6 ; and
823 (ii) notify the Business and Labor Interim Committee of the [
824 the state construction code, including a copy of the commission's analysis described in
825 Subsection (5)(b).
826 (d) If not formally adopted by the Legislature at its next annual general session, an
828 repealed [
829 the July 1 immediately following the next annual general session that follows the adoption of
830 the amendment.
845 (6) (a) The division, in consultation with the commission, [
846 approve, without adopting, [
849 (b) [
850 in Subsection (6)(a), [
851 (i) adopt an ordinance requiring removal, demolition, or repair of a building[
853 (ii) adopt, by ordinance or rule, a dangerous building code; or
854 (iii) adopt, by ordinance or rule, a building rehabilitation code.
855 (7) (a) Except [
856 solely in conjunction with agriculture use, and not for human occupancy, is [
857 exempt from the permit requirements of [
858 (b) (i) [
860 required when that work is included in [
861 (ii) Unless located in whole or in part in an agricultural protection area created under
862 Title 17, Chapter 41, Agriculture and Industrial Protection Area, a structure described in
863 Subsection (7)(a) is not exempt from a permit requirement if the structure is located on land
864 that is:
865 (A) (I) within the boundaries of a city or town; and
866 (II) less than five contiguous acres; or
867 (B) (I) within a subdivision for which the county has approved a subdivision plat
868 under Title 17, Chapter 27a, Part 6, Subdivisions; and
869 (II) less than two contiguous acres.
870 Section 13. Section 58-56-5 is amended to read:
871 58-56-5. Uniform Building Code Commission -- Composition of commission --
872 Commission duties and responsibilities -- Unified Code Analysis Council.
873 (1) There is established a Uniform Building Code Commission to advise the division
874 with respect to the division's responsibilities in administering the codes under this chapter.
875 (2) The commission shall be appointed by the executive director who shall submit
876 those nominations to the governor for confirmation or rejection. If a nominee is rejected,
877 alternative names shall be submitted until confirmation is received. Following confirmation
878 by the governor, the appointment is effective.
879 (3) The commission shall consist of 11 members who shall be appointed in accordance
880 with the following:
881 (a) one member shall be from among candidates nominated by the Utah League of
882 Cities and Towns and the Utah Association of Counties;
883 (b) one member shall be a licensed building inspector employed by a political
884 subdivision of the state;
885 (c) one member shall be a licensed professional engineer;
886 (d) one member shall be a licensed architect;
887 (e) one member shall be a fire official;
888 (f) three members shall be contractors licensed by the state, of which one shall be a
889 general contractor, one an electrical contractor, and one a plumbing contractor;
890 (g) two members shall be from the general public and have no affiliation with the
891 construction industry or real estate development industry; and
892 (h) one member shall be from the Division of Facilities Construction Management,
893 Department of Administrative Services.
894 (4) (a) Except as required by Subsection (4)(b), as terms of current commission
895 members expire, the executive director shall appoint each new member or reappointed member
896 to a four-year term.
897 (b) Notwithstanding the requirements of Subsection (4)(a), the executive director
898 shall, at the time of appointment or reappointment, adjust the length of terms to ensure that the
899 terms of commission members are staggered so that approximately half of the commission is
900 appointed every two years.
901 (5) When a vacancy occurs in the membership for any reason, the executive director
902 shall appoint a replacement for the unexpired term.
903 (6) [
904 (b) A commission member who ceases to serve may not again serve on the commission
905 until after the expiration of two years from the date of cessation of service.
906 (7) A majority of the commission members [
907 behalf of the commission.
908 (8) (a) (i) [
910 member's service, but may receive per diem and expenses incurred in the performance of the
911 member's official duties at the rates established by the Division of Finance under Sections
912 63A-3-106 and 63A-3-107 .
913 (ii) [
914 per diem and expenses for [
915 (b) (i) [
917 the member's service may receive per diem and expenses incurred in the performance of [
918 the member's official duties from the commission at the rates established by the Division of
919 Finance under Sections 63A-3-106 and 63A-3-107 .
920 (ii) [
921 decline to receive per diem and expenses for [
922 (c) (i) [
923 salary, per diem, or expenses from the entity that [
924 represents for the member's service may receive per diem and expenses incurred in the
925 performance of [
926 Finance under Sections 63A-3-106 and 63A-3-107 .
927 (ii) [
928 and expenses for [
929 (9) (a) The commission shall annually designate one of its members to serve as chair
930 of the commission.
931 (b) The division shall provide a secretary to facilitate the function of the commission
932 and to record [
933 (10) The commission shall:
934 (a) in accordance with Section 58-56-4 , [
935 Interim Committee [
940 person submits a request for an opinion;
943 advise the commission with respect to matters related to [
945 commission regarding health matters related to [
947 Section 58-56-9 .
948 (11) A [
949 formal request clearly stating:
950 (a) the facts in question;
951 (b) the specific [
952 (c) the position taken by [
953 (12) (a) In a manner consistent with Subsection (10)(d), the commission shall jointly
954 create with the Utah Fire Prevention Board an advisory peer committee known as the "Unified
955 Code Analysis Council" to review fire prevention and construction code issues that require
956 definitive and specific analysis.
957 (b) The commission and Utah Fire Prevention Board shall jointly, by rule made in
958 accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, provide for:
959 (i) the appointment of members to the Unified Code Analysis Council; and
960 (ii) procedures followed by the Unified Code Analysis Council.
961 Section 14. Section 58-56-6 is amended to read:
962 58-56-6. Codes -- Division duties and responsibilities.
963 (1) (a) The division shall administer the codes adopted or approved under Section
964 58-56-4 pursuant to this chapter[
965 (b) Notwithstanding Subsection (1)(a), the division has no responsibility [
966 (i) conduct inspections to determine compliance with the codes[
967 (ii) issue permits[
968 (iii) assess building permit fees.
969 (2) [
970 under Section 58-56-4 [
971 (a) comply with Section 58-56-7 ;
974 for reference:
975 (i) a current [
976 (ii) any approved code; and
978 interpretation and application of the codes.
979 Section 15. Section 58-56-7 is amended to read:
980 58-56-7. Code amendment process.
981 (1) [
982 commission, shall establish by rule the procedure [
983 request that the commission recommend legislative action [
987 the Business and Labor Interim Committee [
988 by Section [
991 (2) The division shall accept a request that the commission recommend legislative
992 action in accordance with Section 58-56-4 , from [
993 (a) a local [
994 (b) a state [
995 (c) a state [
997 (d) the Construction Services Commission;
998 (e) the Electrician Licensing Board;
999 (f) the Plumbers Licensing Board; or
1000 (g) a recognized construction-related [
1009 the division shall hold at least one public hearing[
1010 requests [
1011 (b) The commission shall conduct a public hearing [
1012 Subsection (3) in accordance with the rules of the commission, which may provide for
1013 coordinating the public hearing with a meeting of the commission.
1015 Subsection [
1017 The commission shall include the information in the written report prepared under this
1018 Subsection (3)(c) in the commission's report to the Business and Labor Interim Committee
1019 under Section [
1021 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act.
1022 Section 16. Section 58-56-9 is amended to read:
1023 58-56-9. Qualifications of inspectors -- Contract for inspection services.
1024 (1) [
1025 compliance agency to enforce [
1026 chapter shall:
1027 (a) (i) meet minimum qualifications as established by the division in collaboration
1028 with the commission [
1029 (ii) be certified by a nationally recognized organization which promulgates codes
1030 adopted under this chapter[
1031 (iii) pass an examination developed by the division in collaboration with the
1033 (b) be currently licensed by the division as meeting those minimum qualifications; and
1034 (c) be subject to revocation or suspension of [
1035 being placed on probation if found guilty of unlawful or unprofessional conduct.
1036 (2) A local regulator, state regulator, or compliance agency may contract for the
1037 services of a licensed inspector not regularly employed by the regulator or agency.
1038 (3) (a) The division shall use the [
1039 provide education:
1040 (i) regarding the codes and code amendments [
1041 Section 58-56-4 are adopted, approved, or being considered for adoption or approval; and
1042 (ii) to:
1045 (b) [
1047 (4) [
1048 (i) charge a 1% surcharge on [
1049 and [
1050 (ii) transmit 80% of the amount collected to the division to be [
1051 division to fulfill the requirements of Subsection (3).
1052 (b) The surcharge shall be deposited as a dedicated credit.
1053 Section 17. Section 58-56-9.3 is amended to read:
1054 58-56-9.3. Unprofessional conduct.
1055 Unprofessional conduct is as defined in Subsection 58-1-501 (2) and includes:
1056 (1) knowingly failing to inspect or issue correction notices for code violations which
1057 when left uncorrected would constitute a hazard to the public health and safety and knowingly
1058 failing to require that correction notices are complied with as a building inspector;
1059 (2) the use of alcohol or the illegal use of drugs while performing duties as a building
1060 inspector or at any time to the extent that the inspector is physically or mentally impaired and
1061 unable to effectively perform the duties of an inspector;
1062 (3) gross negligence in the performance of official duties as a building inspector;
1063 (4) the personal use of information or knowingly revealing information to
1064 unauthorized persons when that information has been obtained by a building inspector as a
1065 result of the inspector's employment, work, or position as an inspector;
1066 (5) unlawful acts or practices which are clearly unethical under generally recognized
1067 standards of conduct of a building inspector;
1068 (6) engaging in fraud or knowingly misrepresenting a fact relating to the performance
1069 of duties and responsibilities as a building inspector;
1070 (7) a building inspector knowingly failing to require that all plans, specifications,
1071 drawings, documents, and reports be stamped by architects, professional engineers, or both as
1072 established by law;
1073 (8) a building inspector knowingly failing to report to the division an act or omission
1074 of a licensee under Title 58, Chapter 55, Utah Construction Trades Licensing Act, which when
1075 left uncorrected constitutes a hazard to public health and safety;
1076 (9) a building inspector knowingly failing to report to the division unlicensed practice
1077 persons who are required to be licensed under Title 58, Chapter 55, Utah Construction Trades
1078 Licensing Act;
1079 (10) a building inspector's approval of work which materially varies from approved
1080 documents that have been stamped by an architect, professional engineer, or both unless
1081 authorized by the licensed architect, professional engineer, or both;
1082 (11) a building inspector failing to produce verification of current licensure and
1083 current certifications for the codes [
1084 division, a compliance agency, or a contractor or property owner whose work is being
1086 (12) nondelivery of goods or services by a registered dealer which constitutes a breach
1087 of contract by the dealer;
1088 (13) the failure of a registered dealer to pay a subcontractor or supplier any amounts to
1089 which that subcontractor or supplier is legally entitled; and
1090 (14) any other activity which is defined as unprofessional conduct by division rule in
1091 accordance with the provisions of Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act.
1092 Section 18. Section 58-56-12 is amended to read:
1093 58-56-12. Factory built housing units.
1094 (1) (a) Manufactured homes constructed, sold, or set-up in the state shall be
1095 constructed in accordance with the HUD code.
1096 (b) Manufactured homes set-up in the state shall be installed in accordance with the
1097 state construction code applicable to manufactured housing installation [
1099 (c) The authority and responsibility for the issuance of building permits for the
1100 modification or set-up of manufactured homes within a political subdivision of the state shall
1101 be with the local regulator within that political subdivision.
1102 (d) The inspection of modifications to or the set-up of manufactured homes shall be
1103 conducted and approvals given by the local regulator within the political subdivision in which
1104 the set-up takes place.
1105 (2) (a) Mobile homes sold or set-up in the state shall be constructed in accordance
1106 with the [
1107 mobile home in which the mobile home was constructed at the time the mobile home was
1109 (b) Mobile homes set-up in the state shall be installed in accordance with the state
1110 construction code applicable to manufactured housing installation [
1112 (c) The authority and responsibility for the issuance of building permits for the
1113 modification of or set-up of mobile homes within a political subdivision of the state shall be
1114 with the local regulator within that political subdivision.
1115 (d) The inspection of modification to or the set-up of mobile homes shall be conducted
1116 and approvals given by the local regulator within the political subdivision in which the set-up
1117 takes place.
1118 Section 19. Section 58-56-13 is amended to read:
1119 58-56-13. Modular units.
1120 Modular unit construction, set-up, issuance of permits for construction or set-up, and
1121 set-up shall be in accordance with the following:
1122 (1) construction and set-up shall be in accordance with the [
1124 construction codes;
1125 (2) the responsibility and authority for plan review and issuance of permits for
1126 construction, modification, or set-up shall be that of the local regulator of the political
1127 subdivision in which the modular unit is to be set-up;
1128 (3) the inspection of the construction, modification of, or set-up of a modular unit to
1129 determine conformance with the provisions of this chapter and the issuance of approvals shall
1130 be the responsibility of the local regulator in the political subdivision in which the modular
1131 unit is to be set-up or is set-up; and
1132 (4) nothing in this section shall preclude a local regulator from contracting with a
1133 qualified third party for the inspection or plan review provided in this section, or the state from
1134 entering into an interstate compact for third party inspection of the construction of modular
1136 Section 20. Section 58-56-14 is amended to read:
1137 58-56-14. Modification of factory built housing units and modular units.
1138 (1) [
1139 with the following:
1140 (a) Prior to set-up, modification to a manufactured home or mobile home prior to
1141 installation or set-up of the unit for habitation shall be made in accordance with the HUD
1143 (b) After set-up:
1144 (i) modification to a manufactured home or mobile home after installation or set-up of
1145 the unit for habitation, which modification does not include the addition of any space to the
1146 existing unit or the attachment of any structure to the existing unit shall be made in
1147 accordance with the HUD code; and
1148 (ii) modification to a manufactured home or mobile home after installation or set-up of
1149 the unit for habitation, which modification includes the addition of any space to the existing
1150 unit or the attachment of any structure to the unit shall be made as follows:
1151 (A) modifications to the existing unit shall be in accordance with the HUD code; and
1152 (B) additional structure outside of the existing unit shall be in accordance with [
1154 (2) [
1155 accordance with [
1156 Section 21. Section 58-56-15 is amended to read:
1157 58-56-15. Factory built housing and modular units -- Division responsibility --
1158 Unlawful conduct.
1159 (1) The division:
1160 (a) shall maintain current information on the HUD code and the state construction
1161 code relevant to manufactured housing installation [
1163 regulators, or state regulators requesting such information;
1164 (b) shall provide qualified personnel to advise compliance agencies, local regulators,
1165 and state regulators regarding the standards for construction and set-up, construction and
1166 set-up inspection, and additions or modifications to factory built housing;
1167 (c) is designated as the state administrative agency for purposes under the provisions
1168 of the HUD code;
1169 (d) may inspect the work of modular unit manufacturers in the state during the
1170 construction process to determine compliance of the manufacturer with [
1172 finding of substantive deficiency, issue a corrective order to the manufacturer with a copy to
1173 the local regulator in the state's political subdivision in which the unit is to be installed;
1174 (e) shall have rights of entry and inspection as specified under the HUD Code; and
1175 (f) shall implement by rule as required by the HUD Code:
1176 (i) a dispute resolution program; and
1177 (ii) a continuing education requirement for manufactured housing installation
1179 (2) The division may assess civil penalties payable to the state for violation of the
1180 HUD Code in an amount identical to those set forth in Section 611 of the National
1181 Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards Act of 1974, 42 U.S.C. Sec. 5410.
1182 (3) The state may impose criminal sanctions for violations of the HUD Code identical
1183 to those set forth in Section 611 of the National Manufactured Housing Construction and
1184 Safety Standards Act of 1974, 42 U.S.C. Sec. 5410, provided that if the criminal sanction is a
1185 fine, the fine shall be payable to the state.
1186 Section 22. Section 58-56-17.5 is amended to read:
1187 58-56-17.5. Factory Built Housing Fees Restricted Account.
1188 (1) There is created within the General Fund a restricted account known as "Factory
1189 Built Housing Fees Account."
1190 (2) (a) The restricted account shall be funded from the fees the dealer collects and
1191 remits to the division for each factory built home the dealer sells as provided in Subsection
1192 58-56-17 (1).
1193 (b) The division shall deposit all monies collected under Subsection 58-56-17 (1) in the
1194 restricted account.
1195 (c) The restricted account shall be used to pay for education and enforcement of [
1197 actions and the funding of additional employees to the amount of the legislative appropriation.
1198 (d) The restricted account may accrue interest which shall be deposited into the
1199 restricted account.
1200 Section 23. Section 58-56-20 is amended to read:
1201 58-56-20. Standardized building permit content.
1202 (1) In accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act,
1203 the division shall adopt a standardized building permit form by rule.
1204 (2) (a) The standardized building permit form created under Subsection (1) shall
1205 include fields for indicating the following information:
1206 (i) the name and address of the owner of or contractor for the project;
1207 (ii) (A) the address of the project; or
1208 (B) a general description of the project; and
1209 (iii) whether the permit applicant is an original contractor or owner-builder.
1210 (b) The standardized building permit form created under Subsection (1) may include
1211 any other information the division considers useful.
1212 (3) (a) A compliance agency shall issue a permit for construction only on a
1213 standardized building permit form approved by the division.
1214 (b) A permit for construction issued by a compliance agency under Subsection (3)(a)
1215 shall print the standardized building permit number assigned under Section 58-56-19 in the
1216 upper right-hand corner of the building permit form in at least 12-point type.
1217 (c) (i) Except as provided in Subsection (3)(c)(ii), a compliance agency may not issue
1218 a permit for construction if the information required by Subsection (2)(a) is not completed on
1219 the building permit form.
1220 (ii) If a compliance agency does not issue a separate permit for different aspects of the
1221 same project, the compliance agency may issue a permit for construction without the
1222 information required by Subsection (2)(a)(iii).
1223 (d) A compliance agency may require additional information for the issuance of a
1224 permit for construction.
1225 (4) A local regulator issuing a single-family residential building permit application
1226 shall include in the application or attach to the building permit the following notice
1227 prominently placed in at least 14-point font: "Decisions relative to this application are subject
1228 to review by the chief executive officer of the municipal or county entity issuing the
1229 single-family residential building permit and appeal under the International Residential Code
1230 as adopted by the Legislature."
1231 Section 24. Section 58-56-21 is amended to read:
1232 58-56-21. Review of building inspection.
1233 (1) As used in this section, "International Residential Code" [
1234 International Residential Code [
1235 code under Section 58-56-4 .
1236 (2) Subject to Subsection (3), a city or county shall, by ordinance, provide for review
1237 of an inspection conducted by the city's or county's building inspector for a single-family
1238 residential building permit.
1239 (3) Upon request by a person seeking a single-family residential building permit, a
1240 chief executive officer of the municipal or county issuing the single-family residential building
1241 permit, or the chief executive officer's designee, shall, with reasonable diligence, review an
1242 inspection described in Subsection (2) to determine whether the inspection constitutes a fair
1243 administration of the building code.
1244 (4) A review described in this section:
1245 (a) is separate and unrelated to an appeal under the [
1247 (b) may not be used to review a matter that may be brought by appeal under the [
1248 International Residential Code;
1249 (c) may not result in the waiver or modification of an [
1250 Code requirement or standard;
1251 (d) may not conflict with an appeal, or the result of an appeal, under the [
1252 International Residential Code; and
1253 (e) does not prohibit a person from bringing an appeal under the [
1254 Residential Code.
1255 (5) A person who seeks a review described in this section may not be prohibited by
1256 preclusion, estoppel, or otherwise from raising an issue or bringing a claim in an appeal under
1257 the [
1258 brought the claim in the review described in this section.
1259 Section 25. Repealer.
1260 This bill repeals:
1261 Section 53-7-205, State fire code amendments -- Board duties and responsibilities.
1262 Section 26. Effective date.
1263 This bill takes effect on July 1, 2010.
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