HB683: Uniform Statewide Building Code; security of certain records.


VIRGINIA ACTS OF ASSEMBLY -- CHAPTER
An Act to amend and reenact § 36-105.3 of the Code of Virginia, relating to the Uniform Statewide Building Code; security of certain records.
[H 683]
Approved

 

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That § 36-105.3 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 36-105.3. Security of certain records.

Building Code officials shall institute procedures to ensure the safe storage and secure handling by local officials having access to or in the possession of engineering and construction drawings and plans containing critical structural components, security equipment and systems, ventilation systems, fire protection equipment, mandatory building emergency equipment or systems, elevators, electrical systems, telecommunications equipment and systems, and other utility equipment and systems submitted for the purpose of complying with the Uniform Statewide Building Code (§ 36-97 et seq.) or the Statewide Fire Prevention Code (§ 27-94 et seq.).

Further, information contained in engineering and construction drawings and plans for any single-family residential dwelling submitted for the purpose of complying with the Uniform Statewide Building Code (§ 36-97 et seq.) or the Statewide Fire Prevention Code (§ 27-94 et seq.) shall be confidential and shall not be subject to disclosure under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (§ 2.2-3700 et seq.), except to the applicant or the owner of the property upon the applicant's or owner's request.

HOUSE BILL NO. 683

Offered January 10, 2018
Prefiled January 9, 2018
A BILL to amend and reenact § 36-105.3 of the Code of Virginia, relating to the Uniform Statewide Building Code; security of certain records.
Patron-- Pogge

Committee Referral Pending

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That § 36-105.3 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 36-105.3. Security of certain records.

Building Code officials shall institute procedures to ensure the safe storage and secure handling by local officials having access to or in the possession of engineering and construction drawings and plans containing critical structural components, security equipment and systems, ventilation systems, fire protection equipment, mandatory building emergency equipment or systems, elevators, electrical systems, telecommunications equipment and systems, and other utility equipment and systems submitted for the purpose of complying with the Uniform Statewide Building Code (§ 36-97 et seq.) or the Statewide Fire Prevention Code (§ 27-94 et seq.).

Further, information contained in engineering and construction drawings and plans for any single-family residential dwelling submitted for the purpose of complying with the Uniform Statewide Building Code (§ 36-97 et seq.) or the Statewide Fire Prevention Code (§ 27-94 et seq.) shall be confidential and shall not be subject to disclosure under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (§ 2.2-3700 et seq.), except to the applicant or the owner of the property upon the applicant's or owner's request.