81st Texas Legislature, Senate Bill 820, Chapter 130 Page: 1 of 4
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S.B. No. 820
1 AN ACT
2 relating to the adoption and amendment of model building codes by
3 certain municipalities.
4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
5 SECTION 1. Subchapter G, Chapter 214, Local Government
6 Code, is amended by adding Sections 214.217 and 214.218 to read as
8 Sec. 214.217. NOTICE REGARDING MODEL CODE ADOPTION OR
9 AMENDMENT IN CERTAIN MUNICIPALITIES. (a) In this section,
10 "national model code" means a publication that is developed,
11 promulgated, and periodically updated at a national level by
12 organizations consisting of industry and government fire and
13 building safety officials through a legislative or consensus
14 process and that is intended for consideration by units of
15 government as local law. National model codes include the
16 International Residential Code, the National Electrical Code, and
17 the International Building Code.
18 (b) This section applies only to a municipality with a
19 population of more than 100,000.
20 (c) On or before the 21st day before the date the governing
21 body of a municipality takes action to consider, review, and
22 recommend the adoption of or amendment to a national model code
23 governing the construction, renovation, use, or maintenance of
24 buildings and building systems in the municipality, the governing
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Texas. Legislature. Senate. 81st Texas Legislature, Senate Bill 820, Chapter 130, legislative document, May 23, 2009; [Austin, Texas]. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth149776/m1/1/: accessed May 28, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.