90th General Assembly
Summary of HB1228
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Short description: 
NEW HOME ACCESS FEATURES REQD                                              

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Creates the Basic Access  to  Housing  Act.   Provides  that  all      
   private  single-family  spec  homes designed and constructed for first      
   occupancy after March 13,  1998  must  include  certain  basic  access      
   features,  including  a  no-step exterior entrance with a 36-inch-wide      
   door, interior doors  allowing  32  inches  of  clearance,  electrical      
   outlets  at  least  15 inches above the floor, and reinforced bathroom      
   walls.  Preempts home rule powers. Provides  that  the  Department  of      
   Human  Rights  shall oversee the administration of the Act and receive      
   and review complaints alleging violations of the Act.                       
          HOME RULE NOTE                                                       
          House Bill 1228 does preempt home rule authority.                    
          STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE                                           
          HB1228 fails to create a State mandate.                              
          HOUSE AFFORDABILITY IMPACT NOTE                                      
          This bill has no direct impact on the cost of constructing,          
          purchasing, owning or selling a single-family residence.             
          FISCAL NOTE (Dept. of Human Rights)                                  
          Total fiscal impact is $71,382.                                      
          FISCAL NOTE (DCCA)                                                   
          HB1228 does not have a fiscal impact on units of local gov't.        
Last action on Bill: THIRD READING/SHORT DEBATE/LOST          033-076-008

   Last action date: 97-04-24

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   0     SENATE -   0


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