Substitute House Bill No. 5376
          Substitute House Bill No. 5376

               PUBLIC ACT NO. 98-6


AN  ACT  CONCERNING  THE  REGULATION  OF  BED  AND
BREAKFAST ESTABLISHMENTS.


    Be  it  enacted  by  the  Senate  and House of
Representatives in General Assembly convened:
    Section  1.  (NEW)  Not  later than January 1,
2000, the State Building Inspector and  the  State
Fire  Marshal,  in  conjunction with the Codes and
Standards Committee, shall make amendments to  the
State Building Code and the State Fire Safety Code
concerning bed and breakfast establishments.  Said
amendments  shall:  (1)  Be  adopted in accordance
with the provisions of chapter 54 of  the  general
statutes; (2) define the term "bed and breakfast";
and  (3)  be  designed  to  preserve  the   unique
character of such establishments, contain the cost
of conversion of a home to such  an  establishment
and  support  the  tourism  industry in the state;
provided such amendments shall not affect the safe
design,    use    or    construction    of    such
establishments.
    Sec.  2.  This  act  shall take effect July 1,
1998.

Approved April 24, 1998