OLR Bill Analysis

sHB 5182

AN ACT CONCERNING THE ASSESSMENT OF CERTAIN FEES BY BUILDING OFFICIALS.

SUMMARY

This bill allows municipalities to impose a fee on individuals who work on a building, structure, or electrical, gas, mechanical, or plumbing system before obtaining a required building permit. The local building official may establish the fee, but (1) its amount cannot exceed twice the required permit fees and (2) it must be assessed in addition to the required permit fee.

Under existing law, unchanged by the bill, (1) local building officials may issue a stop work order whenever someone commences work without a required building permit and (2) a municipality's legal counsel may commence an action in Superior Court against anyone who violates the state building code (a violation of which is punishable by a fine of $200 to $1,000, six months imprisonment, or both).

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2018

COMMITTEE ACTION

Planning and Development Committee

Joint Favorable Substitute

Yea

22

Nay

0

(03/16/2018)