(a) In this section, “national model code” means a publication that is developed, promulgated, and periodically updated at
a national level by organizations consisting of industry and government fire and building
safety officials through a legislative or consensus process and that is intended for
consideration by units of government as local law. National model codes include the International Residential Code, the National Electrical
Code, and the International Building Code.
(b) This section applies only to a municipality with a population of more than 100,000.
(c) On or before the 21st day before the date the governing body of a municipality
takes action to consider, review, and recommend the adoption of or amendment to a
national model code governing the construction, renovation, use, or maintenance of
buildings and building systems in the municipality, the governing body shall publish
notice of the proposed action conspicuously on the municipality's Internet website.
(d) The governing body of the municipality shall make a reasonable effort to encourage
public comment from persons affected by the proposed adoption of or amendment to a
national model code under this section.
(e) On the written request from five or more persons, the governing body of the municipality
shall hold a public hearing open to public comment on the proposed adoption of or
amendment to a national model code under this section. The hearing must be held on or before the 14th day before the date the governing
body adopts the ordinance that adopts or amends a national model code under this section.
(f) If the governing body of a municipality has established an advisory board or substantially
similar entity for the purpose of obtaining public comment on the proposed adoption
of or amendment to a national model code, this section does not apply.
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