Colorado Legislative Council Staff
NO FISCAL IMPACT
January 16, 1999
House Business Affairs
Will Meyer (303-866-4976)
TITLE: CONCERNING THE AUTHORITY OF LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TO REGULATE PLUMBING PROGRAMS FOR THEIR JURISDICTIONS, AND, IN CONNECTION THEREWITH, GRANTING LOCAL GOVERNMENTS THE AUTHORITY TO APPROVE ALTERNATE PRODUCTS, MATERIALS, APPLICATIONS, OR METHODS OF CONSTRUCTION.
Summary of Assessment
This bill authorizes local governments that have a plumbing inspection and permitting program to adopt a plumbing code incorporating standards that have been adopted as part of a nationally recognized model plumbing code.
In addition to adopting a local plumbing code, such local governments may approve alternate products, materials, applications, or methods of construction that meet either the state plumbing code or the locally adopted plumbing code. The bill requires local governments to provide a copy of their adopted plumbing codes to the State Plumbing Board. The bill would become effective upon signature of the Governor.
The provisions of this bill allow local governments with plumbing inspection and permitting programs to choose to adopt a local plumbing code and to approve alternate materials, applications, and methods of construction. The bill will have no fiscal impact on the state. The costs to local governments that choose to adopt a local plumbing code is minimal. Therefore, this bill is assessed as having no fiscal impact.
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