An Act To Strengthen the Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code
Sec. 1. 10 MRSA §9723, sub-§2, as repealed and replaced by PL 2013, c. 424, Pt. A, §3, is amended to read:
Sec. 2. 25 MRSA §2372, sub-§2, as amended by PL 2011, c. 633, §9, is further amended to read:
(1) Providing nonbinding interpretation of the code for professionals and the general public; and
(2) Establishing and maintaining a publicly accessible website to publish general technical assistance, code updates and interpretations and post-training course schedules; and
Sec. 3. 25 MRSA §2374, as repealed and replaced by PL 2013, c. 424, Pt. A, §12, is amended to read:
§ 2374. Uniform Building Codes and Standards Fund
The Uniform Building Codes and Standards Fund, referred to in this section as "the fund," is established within the Department of Public Safety to fund the activities of the division under this chapter and the activities of the board under Title 10, chapter 1103 and the Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of Community Development under Title 30-A, section 4451, subsection 3-A. Revenue for this fund is provided by the surcharge established by section 2450-A. The Department of Public Safety and the Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of Community Development shall together determine an amount to be transferred annually from the fund for training and certification under Title 30-A, section 4451, subsection 3-A to the Maine Code Enforcement Training and Certification Fund established in Title 30-A, section 4451, subsection 3-B. Any balance of the fund may not lapse, but must be carried forward as a continuing account to be expended for the same purpose in the following fiscal year.
Sec. 4. 30-A MRSA §4221, sub-§1, as amended by PL 2011, c. 655, Pt. FF, §6 and affected by §16, is further amended to read:
Compensation of plumbing inspectors is determined by the municipal officers and paid by the respective municipalities.
The municipal officers may remove a plumbing inspector for cause, after notice and hearing.
Sec. 5. 30-A MRSA §4451, as amended by PL 2019, c. 40, §1, is further amended to read:
§ 4451. Training and certification for code enforcement officers
(1) The code enforcement officer has practiced fraud or deception;
(2) Reasonable care, judgment or the application of a duly trained and knowledgeable code enforcement officer's ability was not used in the performance of the duties of the office; or
(3) The code enforcement officer is incompetent or unable to perform properly the duties of the office.
Sec. 6. 30-A MRSA §4452, sub-§7, as amended by PL 2011, c. 655, Pt. FF, §9 and affected by §16, is further amended to read:
Sec. 7. 30-A MRSA §4453, first ¶, as amended by PL 2011, c. 655, Pt. FF, §10 and affected by §16, is further amended to read:
The Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of Community Development Public Safety, Office of the State Fire Marshal shall establish certification standards and a program to certify familiarity with court procedures for the following individuals:
Sec. 8. Appropriations and allocations. The following appropriations and allocations are made.
ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, DEPARTMENT OF
Community Development Block Grant Program 0587
Initiative: Deallocates funds due to the responsibility for the training and certification of code enforcement officers being transferred to the Department of Public Safety.
|OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS||2019-20||2020-21|
|OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS TOTAL||($30,000)||($30,000)|