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This information was obtained from CALBO (California Building Officials): 

7/29 CBSC Votes for NFPA 5000, NFPA 1 and the IRC

After eight hours of testimony the California Building Standards Commission 
(CBSC) voted for the NFPA 5000, NFPA 1 and the IRC over the recommendations
of 
four state agencies and an unprecedented number or stakeholders from the 
design, construction, enforcement, local government and school communities.


Prior to this vote the Commission voted down to previous motions by Steve 
Winkel the Architect representative, which were supported by Commissioner 
Barthman.  The first motion was for the IBC, IRC and NFPA 1 fire code.  The
second 
motion was for the IBC and IFC.  Both of these motions were defeated by an
8-2 
vote.  

While many expected this action to happen, the real question is what does it

all mean?  Under Building Standards law, the Commission has the authority to

accept, reject or return the proposed code language to the proposing state 
agency when there is a redundancy or a conflict exists with another agency's

proposal.  As a result each agency must now decide how they are going to
respond in 
light of the Commissions actions.

The CALBO Board of Directors would like to thank all of those involved in 
this on going effort to convince the Commission to make the right choice for
the 
people of California based on the technical merits of the proposed codes.  
Your dedication and passion for this cause has to be acknowledged.  

This process has resulted in a consolidation of opinions and stronger 
relationships between building officials and many organizations including
fire 
officials, League of California Cities, American Institute of Architects,
California 
Council, Structural Engineers Association of California and the California 
Building Industry Association, just to name a few.

The Commission's next scheduled meeting is, Wednesday, September 17, 2003.  
The main items on that agenda will be establishing timeframes for the
adoption, 
publication and enforcement dates of the codes.  

-----Original Message-----
From: james lane [mailto:engg101(--nospam--at)hotmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, July 30, 2003 8:23 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: What is California going to adopt for code


Any idea of what code California plans to adopt and when.

James

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