View Amendment Current Amendment: 1 to Bill 4060

The Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry proposes the following Amendment No. 1 to H. 4060 (COUNCIL\WAB\4060C001.RT.WAB21):

Reference is to the bill as introduced.

Amend the bill, as and if amended, by striking all after the enacting words and inserting:

/ SECTION1. Section 6-9-40(A) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

" (A)(1)The council is authorized to review, adopt, modify, and promulgate the building codes referenced in Section 6-9-50, for residential building codes, the effective date shall be no earlier than five years but no later than six years from the date of the previously adopted South Carolina Building Codes, and for commercial building codes referenced in Section 6-9-50, the effective date shall be no earlier than two years but no later than three years from the date of the previously adopted South Carolina Building Codes, however, the council may begin these processes sooner, provided that:

(1)(a)a notice of intention to adopt a code, adopt a new edition of a code, or modify an existing code must be published in the State Register as a Notice of General Interest, on websites published by the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, and must be provided to each local building department with instructions for its prominent display;

(2)(b)the notice must include:

(a)(i)the address to which interested persons may submit written comments; and

(b)(ii)a period of not less than one hundred eighty days during which comments may be received;

(3)(c)comments must be assigned to a study committee appointed by the council which shall publish Notice of General Interest in the same manner as provided in item (1) setting out the committee 's scope of review. The notice must give instructions for filing an intention to appear before or provide evidence or comments to the committee, or both. The committee must be comprised of at least three people with different technical backgrounds; and

(4)(d)the committee shall hold at least one public meeting, accept evidence and comments, and make a written recommendation to the council. Within one hundred eighty days from the end of the comment period, the council shall adopt, modify, or deny the recommendations from the committee. The council may modify , deny, or amend the code committee's report of recommendations with at least a two-thirds vote after a finding on the record that the modifications provide a reasonable degree of public health, and safety, and welfare.

(2)Any amended or modified code shall be codified as provided for in Section 1-23-90. The council shall determine whether the amended or modified code becomes effective on the first day of January or July.

(3) All codes and reference standards referred to in the IRC remain in effect with the adopted version of the IRC."

SECTION2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor. /