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Issue:  SB 1704 - BUILDING CODES

Affects:  Those who manufacturer and install solar pool heating systems

Bottom Line:  Would appear to open the door for new regulations on installations of solar pool heating systems.

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

Bill Summary:  Directs The State Board of Building Regulations and Standards to hold a public hearing to determine whether to amend the Building Code to address applications of solar thermal technology beyond domestic hot water applications to include swimming pool heating, space heating and industrial process heat.

Status: Hearing held July 21. The Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture, co-chaired by Senator Anne Gobi (D) and Representative Paul Schmid (D), took no action on this measure. There was no support or opposition testimony provided at the hearing. Passed Committee; referred to Senate Ways and Means Committee October 26th.

View proposed legislation:  https://malegislature.gov/Document/Bill/189/Senate/S1704.pdf