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S.B. 184 Enrolled

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LOCAL GOVERNMENT INSPECTION AMENDMENTS

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2014 GENERAL SESSION

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STATE OF UTAH

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Chief Sponsor: J. Stuart Adams

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House Sponsor: Daniel McCay

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             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
             26     
             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 approval.


             30          (1) As used in this section, "construction project" is as defined in Section 38-1a-102 .
             31          (2) If a town collects a fee for the inspection of a construction project, the town shall
             32      ensure 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 approval.
             37          (1) As used in this section, "construction project" is as defined in Section 38-1a-102 .
             38          (2) If a city collects a fee for the inspection of a construction project, the city shall
             39      ensure 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, or
             48      otherwise withhold approval of a project whenever approval is required, for 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
             57      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 approval.
             60          (1) As used in this section, "construction project" is as defined in Section 38-1a-102 .
             61          (2) If a county collects a fee for the inspection of a construction project, the county
             62      shall ensure 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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