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Issue: Building Code Consistency
Affects:  Those who build pools/spas
Send comments to:  Jennifer Hatfield,
jhatfield@apsp.org
Bill Summary: Both bills relate to authorizing product certification agencies to certify building products and methods of construction, design, and systems as an alternate code compliance for modern technical methods, devices, and improvements. 
This bill seeks to aid in demonstrating compliance with adopted codes by ensuring that materials, building products, methods of construction, designs, and systems receiving a listing or evaluation from a product certification agency is an acceptable method that demonstrates compliance with the requirements of the code or standard.  While also creating uniform inspection consistency for the laws, codes, and standards adopted under this chapter by requiring the approving jurisdiction to reply and cite the section of law, code, or standard in inspection correction orders of noncompliance, when requested by the owner or the owner's agent.
Status: A hearing was held for House bill 1402 on January 30, 2019.  APSP will report once more information is released. 
House version:   http://lawfilesext.leg.wa.gov/biennium/2019-20/Pdf/Bills/House%20Bills/1402.pdf
Senate Version:  http://lawfilesext.leg.wa.gov/biennium/2019-20/Pdf/Bills/Senate%20Bills/5587.pdf