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HOUSE BILL NO. 131
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DIVISION OF BUILDING SAFETY - Adds to existing law relating to the Division
of Building Safety to provide that no duty or obligation is created in the
absence of a current, valid permit to inspect an electrical installation;
and to clarify the meaning of a current, valid permit.
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]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]]
Fifty-ninth Legislature First Regular Session - 2007
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
HOUSE BILL NO. 131
BY BUSINESS COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO THE DIVISION OF BUILDING SAFETY; AMENDING CHAPTER 10, TITLE 54,
3 IDAHO CODE, BY THE ADDITION OF A NEW SECTION 54-1001A, IDAHO CODE, TO PRO-
4 VIDE THAT NO DUTY OR OBLIGATION IS CREATED IN THE ABSENCE OF A CURRENT,
5 VALID PERMIT TO INSPECT AN ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION AND TO CLARIFY THE
6 MEANING OF A CURRENT, VALID PERMIT.
7 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
8 SECTION 1. That Chapter 10, Title 54, Idaho Code, be, and the same is
9 hereby amended by the addition thereto of a NEW SECTION, to be known and des-
10 ignated as Section 54-1001A, Idaho Code, and to read as follows:
11 54-1001A. INSPECTIONS -- LIMITATIONS. Nothing in this chapter shall be
12 construed as creating any duty or obligation on the part of the state of
13 Idaho, the division of building safety, or the electrical board, in the
14 absence of a current, valid permit to inspect any electrical installation as
15 required in this chapter. A current, valid permit is a permit that is taken
16 out in a timely manner and for which the relevant inspection fees have been
17 paid. Once an inspection has been completed and the final approval issued by
18 the inspector, the permit is no longer current or valid.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
In response to a recent lawsuit (alleging that the State of Idaho,
Division of Building Safety, was liable for damages arising out of
an electrical fire that began in a building that had never been the
subject of an inspection and was not the subject of a current
permit), the Division proposes this legislation to clarify its
inspection obligation as arising only when a permit for a new
installation is taken out.
There is no impact to the general fund.
Name: Kelly Pearse, Building Safety
Phone: (208) 332-7100
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