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S1111.........................................................by STATE AFFAIRS
MODULAR BUILDINGS - Repeals and amends existing law to delete a section of law
relating to certification of plant supervisors; to define "qualified
supervisor"; and to provide that when the division has assumed the duties of
an in-plant inspection agency, no modular building shall receive an insignia
of approval unless the installation of plumbing, heat producing and electrical
systems were supervised.
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|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ||||
Fifty-seventh Legislature First Regular Session - 2003
IN THE SENATE
SENATE BILL NO. 1111
BY STATE AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO THE IDAHO BUILDING CODE ACT; REPEALING SECTION 39-4009, IDAHO
3 CODE, RELATING TO CERTIFICATION OF PLANT SUPERVISORS; AMENDING SECTION
4 39-4105, IDAHO CODE, TO DEFINE "QUALIFIED SUPERVISOR"; AMENDING SECTION
5 39-4121, IDAHO CODE, TO PROVIDE THAT WHEN THE DIVISION HAS ASSUMED THE
6 DUTIES OF AN IN-PLANT INSPECTION AGENCY NO MODULAR BUILDING SHALL RECEIVE
7 AN INSIGNIA OF APPROVAL UNLESS THE INSTALLATION OF PLUMBING, HEAT PRODUC-
8 ING AND ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS WERE SUPERVISED, NO OTHER FORM OF CERTIFICATION
9 OR LICENSING SHALL BE REQUIRED FOR EMPLOYEES OF MODULAR BUILDING MANUFAC-
10 TURERS, MODULAR BUILDING MANUFACTURERS SHALL HAVE QUALIFIED SUPERVISORS
11 FOR PLUMBING AND HEAT PRODUCING SYSTEMS AND ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS AND QUALI-
12 FIED SUPERVISORS SHALL BE ON DUTY IN THE PLANT AT ALL TIMES WHEN PLUMBING,
13 HEAT PRODUCING OR ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS ARE BEING INSTALLED; AND DECLARING AN
15 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
16 SECTION 1. That Section 39-4009, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
18 SECTION 2. That Section 39-4105, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
19 amended to read as follows:
20 39-4105. DEFINITIONS. As used in this chapter, the terms defined in this
21 section shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indi-
22 cates another meaning. Where terms are not defined in this chapter and are
23 defined in the currently adopted International Building Code published by the
24 International Code Council, such terms shall have the meanings ascribed to
25 them in that code:
26 (1) "Administrator" means the administrator of the division of building
27 safety for the state of Idaho.
28 (2) "Board" means the Idaho building code board, herein created.
29 (3) "Building inspector" means a person who inspects buildings or struc-
30 tures for compliance with the provisions of this chapter.
31 (4) "Closed construction" means any manufactured building or building
32 component which may enclose factory installed structural, mechanical, electri-
33 cal or plumbing systems and is not open for visual inspection at the building
35 (5) "Commercial coach" means a modular building equipped with the neces-
36 sary service connections and made so as to be readily movable as a unit on its
37 own running gear and originally designated to be used without a permanent
39 (6) "Construction" means the erection, fabrication, reconstruction, demo-
40 lition, alteration, conversion, or repair of a building, or the installation
41 of equipment therein normally a part of the structure.
42 (7) "Division" means the state of Idaho division of building safety.
1 (8) "International Fire Code" means the International Fire Code as pub-
2 lished by the International Code Council.
3 (9) "Local government" means any city or county of this state.
4 (10) "Manufactured home" means a structure, constructed after June 15,
5 1976, in accordance with the HUD manufactured home construction and safety
6 standards, and is transportable in one (1) or more sections, which, in the
7 traveling mode, is eight (8) body feet or more in width or is forty (40) body
8 feet or more in length, or when erected on site, is three hundred twenty (320)
9 or more square feet, and which is built on a permanent chassis and designed to
10 be used as a dwelling with or without a permanent foundation when connected
11 to the required utilities, and includes the plumbing, heating, air condition-
12 ing, and electrical systems contained therein, except that such term shall
13 include any structure which meets all the requirements of this paragraph
14 except the size requirements and with respect to which the manufacturer volun-
15 tarily files a certification required by the secretary of housing and urban
16 development and complies with the standards established under 42 U.S.C. sec-
17 tion 5401 et seq.
18 (11) "Mobile home" means a factory-assembled structure or structures gen-
19 erally constructed prior to June 15, 1976, and equipped with the necessary
20 service connections and made so as to be readily movable as a unit or units on
21 their own running gear and designed to be used as a dwelling unit or units
22 with or without a permanent foundation.
23 (12) "Modular building" means any building or building component, other
24 than a manufactured or mobile home, which is constructed according to codes
25 and standards adopted by the division of building safety, which is of closed
26 construction and is either entirely or substantially prefabricated or assem-
27 bled at a place other than the building site.
28 (13) "Qualified supervisor" means a journeyman plumber in the case of
29 plumbing and heat producing systems and a journeyman electrician in the case
30 of electrical systems.
31 (14) "Telecommunications facilities" means all wires, cables, equipment,
32 apparatus or other installations necessary to furnish service, by which there
33 is accomplished or may be accomplished, the sending or receiving of informa-
34 tion, data, message writing signs, signals, pictures, and sounds of all kinds,
35 by aid of such wires, cables, equipment, apparatus or other installations, but
36 shall not include the habitable structure in which such telecommunications
37 facilities are housed.
38 SECTION 3. That Section 39-4121, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
39 amended to read as follows:
40 39-4121. MODULAR BUILDINGS -- INSIGNIA OF APPROVAL -- MANUFACTURING AND
41 INSTALLATION -- MODIFICATION. (1) No modular building shall be installed on a
42 building site in this state on or after July 1, 1975, unless it is approved
43 and bears the insignia of approval of the division.
44 (2) The following provisions shall apply only to manufacturing plants
45 where the division has assumed the duties and responsibilities of an in-plant
46 inspection agency (IPIA) under the provisions of section 39-4003A, Idaho Code:
47 (a) No modular building shall receive an insignia of approval unless
48 qualified supervisors have supervised the installation of the plumbing,
49 heat producing and electrical systems in the manufacturing of the build-
50 ing. No other form of certification or licensing shall be required for
51 employees of manufacturers of modular buildings in the installation of the
52 plumbing, heat producing or electrical systems in the manufacturing of
53 modular buildings.
1 (b) Each manufacturer of modular buildings shall be required to have at
2 least one (1) qualified supervisor for plumbing and heat producing systems
3 and one (1) qualified supervisor for electrical systems. Qualified super-
4 visors shall be on duty in the plant at all times when a modular building
5 plant is installing plumbing, heat producing or electrical systems.
6 (3) Any modular building bearing an insignia of approval of the division
7 shall be deemed to comply with codes, laws , or rules enacted by the state of
8 Idaho which govern the manufacture and construction of such building.
9 ( 34) No modular building which has been approved by the division shall be
10 in any way modified prior to its initial occupancy unless approval of that
11 modification is first made by the division.
12 SECTION 4. An emergency existing therefor, which emergency is hereby
13 declared to exist, this act shall be in full force and effect on and after its
14 passage and approval.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
Five plants in Idaho construct manufactured housing. These plants
are subject to building codes and inspection requirements
established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban
Development and enforced by the Idaho Division of Building
This bill would allow such plants to also construct modular
buildings if they use journeymen electricians and plumbers to
supervise the installation of electrical, plumbing and heating
systems in those buildings. No other certification or licensing
would be required of the employees installing those systems. That
construction would continue to be subject to inspection by the
Division of Building Safety.
The bill also repeals an obsolete section of Idaho Code.
Plants pay fees to cover the cost of inspection and enforcement
so there would be no fiscal impact to the general fund.
CONTACT: Jack Lyman
Idaho Manufactured Housing Association
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE S 1111