North Carolina House Passes Changes to State’s Building Code

April 16, 2015

House Bill 255, which was designed to  make the inspection process more efficient for home builders, was approved in a 105-5 vote by the North Carolina House, The News & Observer reports.

The bill reduces the number of inspections and creates a new committee to review changes to the state’s building code.

Proponents of the bill say that multiple inspections were expensive for builders, and the bill's sponsor, Republican Rep. Mark Brody of Monroe, said multiple inspections were a “cash generator” for local governments.

Those that oppose the bill, such as President of the N.C. Building Inspectors Association Dan Dockery, says that the bill would allow home builders to call in an inspector before the building of a home is complete, and it will increase costs for local governments.

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