CERTIFICATION OF ENROLLMENT
SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 2673
1992 Regular Session
Passed by the House February 14, 1992
Yeas 93 Nays 0
Speaker of the
House of Representatives
Passed by the Senate March 3, 1992
Yeas 41 Nays 3
I, Alan Thompson, Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives of the State of Washington, do hereby certify that the attached is SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 2673 as passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate on the dates hereon set forth.
President of the Senate
Approved Place Style On Codes above, and Style Off Codes below.
Governor of the State of Washington
Secretary of State
State of Washington
SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 2673
Passed Legislation - 1992 Regular Session
State of Washington 52nd Legislature 1992 Regular Session
By House Committee on Housing (originally sponsored by Representatives Hargrove and Nelson)
Read first time 02/07/92.
AN ACT Relating to building codes; amending RCW 19.27.180; and reenacting and amending RCW 19.28.010.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
Sec. 1. RCW 19.27.180 and 1989 c 313 s 2 are each amended to read as follows:
(1) Residential buildings or structures moved into or within a county or city are not required to comply with all of the requirements of the codes enumerated in chapters 19.27 and 19.27A RCW, as amended and maintained by the state building code council and chapter 19.28 RCW, if the original occupancy classification of the building or structure is not changed as a result of the move.
(2) This section shall not apply to residential structures or buildings that are substantially remodeled or rehabilitated, nor to any work performed on a new or existing foundation.
(3) For the purposes of determining whether a moved building or structure has been substantially remodeled or rebuilt, any cost relating to preparation, construction, or renovation of the foundation shall not be considered.
Sec. 2. RCW 19.28.010 and 1986 c 263 s 1 and 1986 c 156 s 2 are each reenacted and amended to read as follows:
(1) All wires and equipment, and installations thereof, that convey electric current and installations of equipment to be operated by electric current, in, on, or about buildings or structures, except for telephone, telegraph, radio, and television wires and equipment, and television antenna installations, signal strength amplifiers, and coaxial installations pertaining thereto shall be in strict conformity with this chapter, the statutes of the state of Washington, and the rules issued by the department, and shall be in conformity with approved methods of construction for safety to life and property. All wires and equipment that fall within section 90.2(b)(5) of the National Electrical Code, 1981 edition, are exempt from the requirements of this chapter. The regulations and articles in the National Electrical Code, as approved by the American Standards Association, and in the national electrical safety code, as approved by the American Standards Association, and other installation and safety regulations approved by the American Standards Association, as modified or supplemented by rules issued by the department in furtherance of safety to life and property under authority hereby granted, shall be prima facie evidence of the approved methods of construction. All materials, devices, appliances, and equipment used in such installations shall be of a type that conforms to applicable standards or be indicated as acceptable by the established standards of the Underwriters' Laboratories, Inc. or other electrical product testing laboratories which are accredited by the department.
(2) Residential buildings or structures moved into or within a county, city, or town are not required to comply with all of the requirements of this chapter, if the original occupancy classification of the building or structure is not changed as a result of the move. This subsection shall not apply to residential buildings or structures that are substantially remodeled or rehabilitated.
This chapter shall not limit the authority or power of any city or town to
enact and enforce under authority given by law, any ordinance, rule, or
regulation requiring an equal, higher, or better standard of construction and
an equal, higher, or better standard of materials, devices, appliances, and
equipment than that required by this chapter((
: PROVIDED, That such)).
A city or town shall require that its electrical inspectors meet the
qualifications provided for state electrical inspectors in accordance with RCW
19.28.070. In a city or town having an equal, higher, or better standard the
installations, materials, devices, appliances, and equipment shall be in
accordance with the ordinance, rule, or regulation of the city or town.
Electrical equipment associated with spas, hot tubs, swimming pools, and
hydromassage bathtubs shall not be offered for sale or exchange unless the
electrical equipment is certified as being in compliance with the applicable
product safety standard by bearing the certification mark of an approved
electrical products testing laboratory.
(4) Nothing in this chapter may be construed as permitting the connection
of any conductor of any electric circuit with a pipe that is connected with or
designed to be connected with a waterworks piping system, without the consent
of the person or persons legally responsible for the operation and maintenance
of the waterworks piping system.