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TITLE 39
HEALTH AND SAFETY
CHAPTER 41
IDAHO BUILDING CODE ACT
39-4109.  Application of codes. (1) The following codes are hereby adopted for the state of Idaho division of building safety and shall only be applied by local governments as prescribed by section 39-4116, Idaho Code:
(a)  The 2006 International Building Code shall be in effect, until such time as a subsequent version is adopted by the Idaho building code board, at which time the subsequent versions of the International Building Code as adopted and amended by the Idaho building code board through the negotiated rulemaking process as established in section 67-5221, Idaho Code, and as further provided in subsection (5) of this section and in accordance with subsections (2) and (3) of this section shall be in effect:
(i)   Including appendices thereto pertaining to building accessibility;
(ii)  Excluding the incorporated electrical codes, mechanical code, fuel gas code, plumbing codes, fire codes or property maintenance codes other than specifically referenced subjects or sections of the International Fire Code; and
(iii) Including the incorporated Idaho residential code, parts I, II, III and IX; Idaho energy conservation code; and rules promulgated by the board to provide equivalency with the provisions of the Americans with disabilities act accessibility guidelines and the fair housing act accessibility guidelines shall be included.
(b)  The version of the International Residential Code adopted by the Idaho building code board, together with the amendments, revisions or modifications adopted by the Idaho building code board through the negotiated rulemaking process, except for parts IV, V, VI, VII and VIII, as they pertain to energy conservation, mechanical, fuel gas, plumbing and electrical requirements, shall collectively constitute and be named the Idaho residential code. The Idaho residential code shall be in effect until such time as a subsequent version is adopted by the Idaho building code board, at which time the subsequent version of the Idaho residential code, as adopted and amended by the Idaho building code board through the negotiated rulemaking process provided in this section, shall be in effect. Any amendments, revisions or modifications made to the Idaho residential code by the board shall be made by administrative rules promulgated by the board;
(c)  The version of the International Energy Conservation Code adopted by the Idaho building code board, together with the amendments, deletions or additions adopted by the Idaho building code board through the negotiated rulemaking process provided in this chapter, shall be in effect. The International Energy Conservation Code, together with any amendments, revisions or modifications made by the board, shall collectively constitute and be named the Idaho energy conservation code. The Idaho energy conservation code shall be in effect until such time as a subsequent version is adopted by the Idaho building code board, at which time the subsequent versions of the Idaho energy conservation code, as adopted and amended by the Idaho building code board through the negotiated rulemaking process provided in this section, shall be in effect. Any amendments, revisions or modifications made to the Idaho energy conservation code by the board shall be made by administrative rules promulgated by the board; and
(d)  The 2006 International Existing Building Code as published by the International Code Council shall be in effect until such time as a subsequent version is adopted by the Idaho building code board, at which time the subsequent versions of the International Existing Building Code, as adopted and amended by the Idaho building code board through the negotiated rulemaking process provided in this section, shall be in effect.
(2)  No amendments to the accessibility guidelines shall be made by the Idaho building code board that provide for lower standards of accessibility than those published by the International Code Council.
(3)  No amendments to the Idaho residential building code shall be made by the Idaho building code board that provide for standards that are more restrictive than those published by the International Code Council.
(4)  Any edition of the building codes adopted by the board will take effect on January 1 of the year following its adoption.
(5)  In addition to the negotiated rulemaking process set forth in section 67-5221, Idaho Code, the board shall conduct a minimum of two (2) public hearings, not less than sixty (60) days apart. Express written notice of such public hearings shall be given by the board to each of the following entities not less than five (5) days prior to such hearing: associated general contractors of America, associated builders and contractors, association of Idaho cities, Idaho association of building officials, Idaho association of counties, Idaho association of REALTORS®, Idaho building contractors association, American institute of architects Idaho chapter, Idaho fire chiefs association, Idaho society of professional engineers, Idaho state independent living council, southwest Idaho building trades, Idaho building trades, and any other entity that, through electronic or written communication received by the administrator not less than twenty (20) days prior to such scheduled meeting, requests written notification of such public hearings.

History:
[39-4109, added 2002, ch. 345, sec. 13, p. 971; am. 2004, ch. 272, sec. 3, p. 759; am. 2004, ch. 359, sec. 2, p. 1074; am. 2007, ch. 184, sec. 1, p. 532; am. 2009, ch. 173, sec. 2, p. 552; am. 2009, ch. 279, sec. 1, p. 841; am. 2010, ch. 79, sec. 14, p. 143; am. 2014, ch. 248, sec. 1, p. 623; am. 2018, ch. 338, sec. 1, p. 769.]


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