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Issue:  HB 2843 – Building Codes


Affects:  Those who build pools and spas


Bottom Line:  This measure affects the ability to amend statewide building codes at the city or town level. Unless members in Massachusetts feel otherwise, this is a bill that APSP will remain neutral on but will monitor as it is important for our members to be aware of the final outcome.


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


Bill Summary:  Prohibits the State Board of Building Regulations and Standards from adopting an amendment to the state building code that permits a city or town to accept an amendment on a local option basis.


Status: Referred to Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight March 11. Hearing held October 6.


View proposed legislation:  https://malegislature.gov/Document/Bill/189/House/H2843.pdf