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First Substitute S.B. 184

This document includes House Committee Amendments incorporated into the bill on Fri, Mar 7, 2014 at 2:41 PM by lerror. --> This document includes Conference Committee Amendments incorporated into the bill on Thu, Mar 13, 2014 at 2:18 PM by lpoole. -->

Senator J. Stuart Adams proposes the following substitute bill:


             1     
LOCAL GOVERNMENT INSPECTION AMENDMENTS

             2     
2014 GENERAL SESSION

             3     
STATE OF UTAH

             4     
Chief Sponsor: J. Stuart Adams

             5     
House Sponsor: Daniel McCay

             6     

             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill enacts language related to construction inspections by local government.
             10      Highlighted Provisions:
             11          This bill:
             12          .    addresses fees collected for construction inspections;
             13          .    prohibits a compliance agency from denying a permit or withdrawing a certificate of
             14      occupancy in certain circumstances; and
             15          .    makes technical and conforming amendments.
             16      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             17          None
             18      Other Special Clauses:
             19          None
             20      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             21      ENACTS:
             22          10-5-132, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             23          10-6-160, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             24          15A-1-104, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             25          17-36-55, Utah Code Annotated 1953



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             27      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             28          Section 1. Section 10-5-132 is enacted to read:
             29          10-5-132. Fees collected for construction or land use approval.
             30          (1) As used in this section, "construction project" is as defined in Section 38-1a-102 .
             31          (2) S. [ A fee collected by a town ] If a town collects a fee .S for the inspection of a
             31a1      construction project H. [ , ] .H
             31a      S. , the town .S shall ensure
             32      that the construction project receives a prompt inspection.
             33          (3) If a town cannot provide a building inspection within a reasonable time, the town
             34      shall promptly engage an independent inspector with fees collected from the applicant.
             35          Section 2. Section 10-6-160 is enacted to read:
             36          10-6-160. Fees collected for construction or land use approval.
             37          (1) As used in this section, "construction project" is as defined in Section 38-1a-102 .
             38          (2) S. [ A fee collected by a city ] If a city collects a fee .S for the inspection of a
             38a1      construction project H. [ , ] .H
             38a      S. , the city .S shall ensure
             39      that the construction project receives a prompt inspection.
             40          (3) If a city cannot provide a building inspection within three business days, the city
             41      shall promptly engage an independent inspector with fees collected from the applicant.
             42          Section 3. Section 15A-1-104 is enacted to read:
             43          15A-1-104. Permit approval required -- Certificate of occupancy valid.
             44          (1) As used in this section:
             45          (a) "Compliance agency" is as defined in Section 15A-1-202 .
             46          (b) "Project" is as defined in Section 15A-1-209 .
             47          (2) A compliance agency for a political subdivision may not reject a permit H. , .H or
             48      otherwise withhold approval of a project whenever approval is required H. , .H for
             48a      failure to comply
             49      with the applicable provisions of this title unless the compliance agency:
             50          (a) cites with specificity the applicable provision with which the project has failed to
             51      comply; and
             52          (b) describes how the project has failed to comply.
             53          (3) If a compliance agency or a representative of a compliance agency issues a
             54      certificate of occupancy, the compliance agency may not withdraw the certificate of occupancy
             55      or exert additional jurisdiction over the elements of the project for which the certificate was
             56      issued unless additional changes or modifications requiring a building permit are made to



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     elements of the project after the certificate was issued.
             58          Section 4. Section 17-36-55 is enacted to read:
             59          17-36-55. Fees collected for construction or land use approval.
             60          (1) As used in this section, "construction project" is as defined in Section 38-1a-102 .
             61          (2) S. [ A fee collected by a county ] If a county collects a fee .S for the inspection of a
             61a1      construction project H. [ , ] .H S. , the county .S shall
             61a      ensure
             62      that the construction project receives a prompt inspection.
             63          (3) If a county cannot provide a building inspection within three business days, the
             64      county shall promptly engage an independent inspector with fees collected from the applicant.


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