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First Substitute H.B. 326

Representative Robert M. Spendlove proposes the following substitute bill:




Chief Sponsor: Robert M. Spendlove

Senate Sponsor: Stephen H. Urquhart

             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill modifies the State Construction Code.
             10      Highlighted Provisions:
             11          This bill:
             12          .    modifies certain provisions governing the fire rating of photovoltaic systems; and
             13          .    delays certain provisions relating to the fire classification labeling of photovoltaic
             14      systems.
             15      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             16          None
             17      Other Special Clauses:
             18          This bill provides an immediate effective date.
             19      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             20      AMENDS:
             21           15A-3-106 , as enacted by Laws of Utah 2011, Chapter 14
             22      ENACTS:
             23           15A-3-106.5 , Utah Code Annotated 1953
             25      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:

             26          Section 1. Section 15A-3-106 is amended to read:
             27           15A-3-106. Amendments to Chapters 13 and 14 of IBC.
             28          IBC, Chapters 13 [through 15] and 14 are not amended.
             29          Section 2. Section 15A-3-106.5 is enacted to read:
             30          15A-3-106.5. Amendments to Chapter 15 of IBC.
             31          (1) IBC, Section 1505.8 is deleted.
             32          (2) IBC, Section 1509.7.2 is deleted.
             33          (3) IBC, Section 1509.7.4 is deleted and rewritten as follows:
             34          "Photovoltaic panels and modules that are mounted on top of a roof shall:
             35          1. Regardless of the roof assembly classification, be listed and labeled with at least a
             36      class C fire classification;
             37          2. Be listed and labeled in accordance with UL 1703; and
             38          3. Be installed in accordance with the manufacturer's installation instructions."
             39          (4) Subsections (1) through (3) do not apply if the Legislature adopts, with or without
             40      amendment, an edition of the IBC that is more recent than the 2012 edition.
             41          Section 3. Effective date.
             42          If approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, this bill takes effect
             43      upon approval by the governor, or the day following the constitutional time limit of Utah
             44      Constitution, Article VII, Section 8, without the governor's signature, or in the case of a veto,
             45      the date of veto override.

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