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– Fire code, countywide enforcement
HOUSE BILL NO. 436
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STATE FIRE MARSHAL - Amends existing law relating to the State Fire Marshal
to provide for countywide enforcement of the International Fire Code.
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]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]]
Fifty-ninth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2008
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
HOUSE BILL NO. 436
BY BUSINESS COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO THE STATE FIRE MARSHAL; AMENDING SECTION 41-253, IDAHO CODE, TO
3 PROVIDE FOR COUNTYWIDE ENFORCEMENT OF THE INTERNATIONAL FIRE CODE.
4 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
5 SECTION 1. That Section 41-253, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
6 amended to read as follows:
7 41-253. STATEMENT OF PURPOSE -- ADOPTION OF INTERNATIONAL FIRE CODE. (1)
8 The purpose of sections 41-253 through 41-269, Idaho Code, is to protect human
9 life from fire, and to prevent fires. These sections are intended to prescribe
10 regulations consistent with nationally recognized good practice for the safe-
11 guarding of life and property from hazards of fire and explosion arising from
12 the storage, handling and use of hazardous substances, materials, and devices,
13 and from conditions hazardous to life or property in the use or occupancy of
14 buildings or premises, and there is hereby adopted the "International Fire
15 Code," 2000 edition, with appendices thereto, published by the International
16 Code Council, Inc. and such later editions as may be so published and adopted
17 by the state fire marshal, as the minimum standards for the protection of life
18 and property from fire and explosions in the state of Idaho.
19 (2) The International Fire Code shall be uniformly enforced on a
20 countywide basis unless specific provisions of the International Fire Code are
21 exempted by a majority vote of the county commissioners of a county.
22 (3) For the purposes of sections 41-253 through 41-269, Idaho Code, the
23 "International Fire Code" shall mean the publications as adopted under subsec-
24 tion (1) of this section.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
This legislation will ensure uniform enforcement of the
International Fire Code on a countywide basis unless specific
provisions are exempted by a majority vote of the county
commissioners of a county.
There is no fiscal impact to the General Fund.
Name: Speaker Lawerence Denney
Phone: (208) 332-1000
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