OLR Bill Analysis

sHB 6524

AN ACT CONCERNING THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE CODES AND STANDARDS COMMITTEE.

SUMMARY:

This bill expands the Codes and Standards Committee membership, from 18 to 21, by adding three contractors licensed in the following areas or a member of each contractor's statewide trades labor organization:

1. electrical work;

2. plumbing and piping work; and

3. heating, piping, and cooling work.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2013

BACKGROUND

Codes and Standards Committee

This committee works with the state building inspector and state fire marshal to enforce the state building and fire safety and fire prevention codes (CGS 29-251). Each committee member, other than the public members, must have at least 10 years practical experience in his or her profession or business. Table 1 shows the current committee members.

Table 1: Codes and Standards Committee Members

Occupations/Professions Represented

Number of Members

State-licensed architects

2

State-licensed professional engineers

3 (two must practice either structural, mechanical, or electrical engineering and one must practice fire protection or mechanical engineering with experience in fire protection)

Builder or construction superintendent

2 (one must have expertise in residential construction and one in nonresidential construction)

Public health official

1

Local building official

2

Local fire marshal

2

Connecticut member of national building trades labor organization member

1

Expert in energy efficiency matters

1

Public member

4 (one with expertise in building accessibility and use of facilities by people with physical disabilities)

COMMITTEE ACTION

Public Safety and Security Committee

Joint Favorable Substitute

Yea

24

Nay

0

(03/21/2013)