HEALTH AND SAFETY
IDAHO BUILDING CODE ACT
39-4101. Legislative finding and intent. (1) Uniformity of building codes and uniformity in procedures for enforcing building safety codes throughout the state are matters of statewide concern and interest, in that uniformity would enhance elimination of obsolete, restricting, conflicting, duplicating and unnecessary regulations and requirements which could unnecessarily increase construction costs or retard the use of new materials and methods of installation or provide unwarranted preferential treatment to types or classes of materials or products or methods of construction.
(2) It is the intent of the legislature to:
(a) Promote the health, safety and welfare of the occupants or users of buildings and structures subject to this chapter;
(b) Require minimum performance standards and requirements for construction and construction materials, consistent with accepted standards of engineering, fire safety, life safety and accessibility for those with disabilities;
(c) Establish, for jurisdictions enforcing building codes pursuant to this chapter, minimum standards and requirements in terms of performance, energy efficiency, effect upon construction costs and consistency with nationally accepted standards;
(d) Permit the use of modern technical methods, devices and improvements; and
(e) Clarify and establish roles of the various jurisdictions subject to this chapter.
[39-4101, added 1975, ch. 180, sec. 2, p. 486; am. 1983, ch. 153, sec. 1, p. 407; am. 2000, ch. 465, sec. 1, p. 1439; am. 2002, ch. 345, sec. 3, p. 965.]