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First Substitute H.B. 53
8 LONG TITLE
9 General Description:
10 This bill enacts a provision relating to seismic requirements for certain structures
11 converted to condominiums.
12 Highlighted Provisions:
13 This bill:
14 . requires the owner of a structure two or more stories high to cause a seismic
15 evaluation of the structure to be performed if the owner converts the structure to a
17 . establishes standards for a person performing a seismic evaluation; and
18 . imposes requirements on the owner of a structure if the seismic evaluation shows
19 that the structure fails to comply with an applicable standard.
20 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
22 Other Special Clauses:
24 Utah Code Sections Affected:
26 57-8-42, Utah Code Annotated 1953
28 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
29 Section 1. Section 57-8-42 is enacted to read:
30 57-8-42. Seismic evaluation required if multi-level structure converted to
31 condominium -- Requirements if structure not in compliance.
32 (1) If a structure that is two or more stories high and was built before 1975 is converted
33 to a condominium under this chapter, the structure's owner shall cause a seismic evaluation of
34 the structure to be performed by a person licensed as a professional structural engineer under
35 Title 58, Chapter 22, Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors Licensing Act.
36 (2) The person performing the seismic evaluation under Subsection (1) shall perform
37 the evaluation according to standards and requirements set forth in the code, as defined in
38 Section 58-56-3 , of the applicable compliance agency, as defined in Section 58-56-3 .
39 (3) If the seismic evaluation under Subsection (1) indicates that the structure is not in
40 compliance with an applicable standard, the structure's owner shall:
41 (a) before occupancy of the converted condominium:
42 (i) review the noncompliance with, as applicable:
43 (A) the county in whose unincorporated area the converted condominium is located; or
44 (B) the municipality in which the converted condominium is located;
45 (ii) correct the noncompliance; and
46 (iii) comply with applicable county or municipal requirements, including:
47 (A) submitting the converted condominium to an inspection; and
48 (B) obtaining a required approval or permit; or
49 (b) (i) submit the evaluation for recording with the recorder of the county in which the
50 structure is located; and
51 (ii) provide a document at the closing of the sale of each unit within the converted
52 condominium disclosing the existence of the evaluation and summarizing its content.
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