90th General Assembly
Summary of HB0768
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Short description: 
TRUSS CONSTRUCTION FIRE SAFETY                                             

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Creates the Truss Construction Fire Safety  Act.   Provides  that      
   the  Office  of  the  State  Fire  Marshall  shall require identifying      
   emblems  on  buildings  that  have  a  roof  or   floor   with   truss      
   construction.    Provides  that the county in unincorporated areas and      
   the municipality in incorporated  areas  shall  enforce  the  Act  and      
   authorizes   the   county  or  municipality  to  charge  a  reasonable      
   registration  fee  for  buildings  requiring  the  emblem.   Effective      
          STATE DEBT IMPACT NOTE                                               
          HB768 would not impact State Debt.                                   
          STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE                                           
          In the opinion of DCCA, HB 768 creates a "local organization         
          and structure mandate" for which no reimbursement is required.       
          HOME RULE NOTE                                                       
          HB 768 does not preempt home rule authority.                         
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                 
        Deletes everything.  Creates the Truss Construction  Fire  Safety      
   Act.    Authorizes municipalities and counties to require display of a      
   truss construction emblem on  structures  having  truss  construction.      
   Authorizes   municipalities   and   counties  to  impose  registration      
   requirements and fees  on  owners  of  those  structures.    Effective      
          FISCAL NOTE (DCCA)                                                   
          HB 768 does not have a fiscal impact on DCCA.                        
          STATE DEBT IMPACT NOTE, H-AM 1                                       
          No change from previous State debt note.                             
          STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE, H-AM 1                                   
          In the opinion of DCCA, HB768, with H-am 1, fails to create a        
          State mandate.                                                       
          FISCAL NOTE, H-am 1 (DCCA)                                           
          HB 768 will increase revenues to counties and municipalities to      
          offset the increased expenditures as a result of administering       
          and enforcing the Truss Construction Fire Safety Act.                
        SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                
        Excludes residential structures from the display requirements.         
        SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 2                                                 
        Deletes the provisions specifically authorizing the county or          
   municipality to use the truss construction registration fee for costs       
   related to preparing to respond and responding to fires and other           
   safety-related situations regarding structures with truss construc-         
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 90-0434

   Last action date: 97-08-16

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   1     SENATE -   2


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