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S1470......................................................by STATE AFFAIRS
FIRE CODE - COUNTIES - Amends existing law to authorize the board of county
commissioners to adopt amendments to the Uniform Fire Code for events at
county fairgrounds and other county facilities.
02/21 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing
02/22 Rpt prt - to Com/HuRes
|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ||||
Fifty-sixth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2002
IN THE SENATE
SENATE BILL NO. 1470
BY STATE AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO ADOPTION OF THE UNIFORM FIRE CODE; AMENDING SECTION 41-253, IDAHO
3 CODE, TO AUTHORIZE THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS TO ADOPT AMENDMENTS
4 TO THE CODE FOR CERTAIN FACILITIES AND TO MAKE A TECHNICAL CORRECTION.
5 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
6 SECTION 1. That Section 41-253, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
7 amended to read as follows:
8 41-253. STATEMENT OF PURPOSE -- ADOPTION OF UNIFORM FIRE CODE. (1) The
9 purpose of this act is to protect human life from fire, and to prevent fires.
10 This act is intended to prescribe regulations consistent with nationally rec-
11 ognized good practice for the safeguarding of life and property from hazards
12 of fire and explosion arising from the storage, handling and use of hazardous
13 substances, materials, and devices, and from conditions hazardous to life or
14 property in the use or occupancy of buildings or premises, and there is hereby
15 adopted the "Uniform Fire Code," , 1979 edition, with the 1981 supplement, with
16 appendices thereto, published by the Western Fire Chiefs Association and the
17 International Conference of Building Officials and such later editions as may
18 be so published and adopted by the state fire marshal, as the minimum stan-
19 dards for the protection of life and property from fire and explosions in the
20 state of Idaho.
21 (2) For the purposes of this act the "uniform fire code" shall mean the
22 publications as adopted under subsection (1) of this section.
23 (3) A board of county commissioners may amend provisions of the code
24 adopted in this section as it applies to short term events held at county
25 fairgrounds or other county facilities located within the county.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
The purpose of this bill is to provide county commissioners
with the ability to provide uniformity and predictability
regarding the enforcement of fire safety codes which affect,
among others, charitable and non-profit fundraising vendors at
county fairgrounds and special events.
There is no fiscal impact on the state general fund and
minimal impact on county government depending on the adoption of
ordinances and the cost of inspections.
Contact: Senator Cecil Ingram Phone: 332-1332
Roger Simmons, Ada County Phone: 287-7000
Ted Argyle, Ada County Phone: 287-7700
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL IMPACT S 1470