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Building Standards (SB 1473)

BILL SUMMARY:
Requires cities and counties to collect a fee on building permit applicants, in the amount of $4 per every $100,000 in valuation. Authorizes cities and counties to retain 10 percent of the fees collected for administrative costs and code enforcement education, while the remainder will be available to the Building Standards Commission, upon appropriation, for the purpose of funding the development of building standards, with emphasis on the development, adoption, publication, updating, and educational efforts associated with green building standards.
STATE:
CA
FINAL LANGUAGE:
STATUTE:
Chapter 719, Statutes of 2008
AUTHOR:
Ronald Calderon
CO-AUTHORS:
none
SENATE VOTE:
Yes: 22 No: 8
R: 2 R: 7
D: 20 D: 1
ASSEMBLY VOTE:
Yes: 52 No: 21
R: 10 R: 19
D: 42 D: 2
LISTED SUPPORT:
California Building Industry Association (co-sponsor); California Business Properties Association (co-sponsor); California State Pipe Trades Council; Western Council of Sheet Metal Workers
Letters of Support
LISTED OPPOSITION:
American Lung Association; Environment California; Environmental Defense Fund; National Resources Defense Council; Planning and Conservation League; Sierra Club, California; United States Green Building Council, Northern California
Letters of Opposition
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