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CALIFORNIA – barrier law




Affects:  Those who build pools & spas


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


Bill Summary: This measure requires, when a building permit is issued, that the pool or spa be equipped with at least 2 of 7 specified drowning prevention safety features. However, this measure also deletes the exemption from the act of political subdivisions that adopt ordinances for swimming pools. This measure now requires as part of the definition of home inspection for the transfer of real property, specification that an appropriate inspection of real property with a swimming pool or spa would include noninvasive physical examination of the pool or spa and dwelling for the purpose of identifying which, if any, of the 7-specified drowning prevention safety features the pool or spa is equipped. The measure also requires that the information be included in the home inspection report.


Status: Signed by Governor Jerry Brown (D) October 11.


Final version (9/7/2017):   https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billPdf.xhtml?bill_id=201720180SB442&version=20170SB44297AMD