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RE: Federal building code future

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I simply meant that the federal government could very easily use federal
building construction as a "foot-in-the-door".  Eventually pressuring
the local and state governments to adopt their code.  

Yes, the Tenth Amendment does make an attempt at this appear illegal.
Unfortunately, its only illegal if a court of law determines that it is.
 The government has used many different means and methods to get around
this slight bump in the road.  The easiest way to get around this
problem, like I previously stated,  is to have the individual states
ratify the code.  

Individual states technically reduced the speed limit back in the 70's.
They were pressured by the federal government by threatening to reduce
federal funding on highways.  No! the federal government did not pass a
55 mph law but they sure new how to get what they wanted.

-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Polhemus [mailto:polhemus(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Tuesday, September 14, 1999 10:13 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: RE: Federal building code future

I don't really care about the issue of Federal buildings per se. If they
want to implement their own (more stringent) building code for
of their buildings, let them, by all means.

By "Federal Building Code," I was assuming a code adopted by the federal
government which localities would then be compelled to use. Such an
would be illegal, per the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. constitution.

If I misunderstood, I apologize.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jeffery Seegert (x 485) [mailto:jbseegert(--nospam--at)]
> Sent: Tuesday, September 14, 1999 8:16 AM
> To: 'SEAINT'
> Subject: RE: Federal building code future
> The federal government builds hundreds of buildings every
> year.  If they
> adopt a standard to be applied to all federally funded
> projects, I'm not
> sure that there is anything we can do...