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CALIFORNIA – California Building Standards 

Issue: S.B. 1226 Building Codes/Public Health Code

Affects:  Those who build pools/spas

Send comments to:  Jennifer Hatfield, jhatfield@apsp.org

Bill Summary: This measure clarifies that California Building Standards law requires that only those building standards approved by the California Building Standards Commission that are effective at the local level at the time that a building permit is submitted, apply to the construction performed under a building permit.

The measure requires the department to propose the adoption of a building standard to the California Building Standards Commission that would authorize enforcement officials to determine when a residential unit was constructed and then apply the State Housing Law when a record of the issuance of a building permit for the construction of an existing residential unit does not exist.

This piece of legislation would appear to apply to pools and spas as well.

Status: A hearing has been scheduled August 16 in the Assembly Appropriations Committee. The hearing will be open to the public, but testimony is unlikely to be accepted by the Chair, Assembly member Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D). The Committee is likely to vote on this measure.

Current Version (5/3/2018): https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billPdf.xhtml?bill_id=201720180SB1226&version=20170SB122697AMD

Introduced version: https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billPdf.xhtml?bill_id=201720180SB1226&version=20170SB122699INT