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|SPONSOR:||Senator Kysar||DATE TYPED:||02/09/99||HB|
|SHORT TITLE:||Political Subdivision Construction Codes||SB||291|
(Parenthesis ( ) Indicate Expenditure Decreases)
SOURCES OF INFORMATION
Construction Industries Division of the Regulation and Licensing Department
Synopsis of Bill
Senate Bill 291 would amend Section 3-17-6 NMSA 1978 to prohibit a political subdivision from enacting ordinances for building and safety codes that would be more strict than those promulgated by the Construction Industries Commission, the rulemaking authority for the state agency, the Construction Industries Division.
Essentially, Senate Bill 291 would standardize building codes throughout the state, thus eliminating any variances between state and local building and safety codes. According to the Construction Industries Division, political subdivisions are allowed, under existing statute to adopt ordinances that are more stringent than those the State adopted.
Senate Bill 291 does not contain an appropriation. Enactment of the bill would not have a fiscal impact on the Regulation and Licensing Department.
Enactment of the bill would not have an administrative impact on the department.
OTHER SUBSTANTIVE ISSUES
Local authorities would lose their rulemaking authority for building and safety codes.