Volume 42, Issue 3 - March 2007

Codes & Regulations
Mississippi Senate Passes Bill to Enact Statewide Building Code

The Mississippi Senate passed a bill on February 12 that would enact a statewide commercial building code and encourage further adoption of the state’s residential codes.  

Key provisions of SB 2851 as passed by the Senate include:
• Requiring jurisdictions to use the 2003 International Building Code (IBC) and International Residential Code (IRC) if they amend or adopt codes;
• Requiring commercial buildings built after July 1, 2009 to be built to the 2003 IBC;
• Allowing cities and counties to establish agreements with other state governments or third party providers for purposes of code enforcement;
• Preventing counties from weakening the codes below that of the 2003 IBC and IRC; and
• Insurance discounts for wind mitigation.

The bill is currently under consideration from the House.

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Architectural Testing Inc. (ATI) of York, Pa., earned ANSI accreditation for its Code Compliance Research Reports (CCRR) program … 
The State of Kentucky adopted the most recent editions of NFPA 1, Uniform Fire Code™ and NFPA 101®, Life Safety Code®. The adoptions became effective September 5. 

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