House File 2527 - Introduced HOUSE FILE 2527 BY COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC GROWTH (SUCCESSOR TO HSB 682) A BILL FOR An Act relating to various matters under the purview of 1 the state, including city and county zoning, work-based 2 learning, recruitment of health care professionals, 3 regulations affecting veterans and military spouses, 4 insurance producer temporary licenses, and the state 5 building code, and including applicability provisions. 6 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 7 TLSB 5183HV (1) 89 ko/jh
H.F. 2527 DIVISION I 1 COUNTY AND CITY ZONING AND INSPECTIONS 2 Section 1. Section 335.3, Code 2022, is amended by adding 3 the following new subsection: 4 NEW SUBSECTION . 3. A county shall not enforce an ordinance 5 adopted under this section if four-fifths of the lots in the 6 land area covered by the ordinance do not conform with the 7 ordinance. 8 Sec. 2. Section 335.30, Code 2022, is amended by adding the 9 following new subsection: 10 NEW SUBSECTION . 3. A county shall not require an inspection 11 of a manufactured home that has been inspected according to 12 requirements of the United States department of housing and 13 urban development and constructed in conformance with the 14 federal manufactured home construction and safety standards 15 provided in 24 C.F.R. pt. 3280. 16 Sec. 3. Section 414.1, Code 2022, is amended by adding the 17 following new subsection: 18 NEW SUBSECTION . 3. A city shall not enforce an ordinance 19 adopted under this section if four-fifths of the lots in the 20 land area covered by the ordinance do not conform with the 21 ordinance. 22 Sec. 4. Section 414.28, Code 2022, is amended by adding the 23 following new subsection: 24 NEW SUBSECTION . 3A. A city shall not require an inspection 25 of a manufactured home that has been inspected according to 26 requirements of the United States department of housing and 27 urban development and constructed in conformance with the 28 federal manufactured home construction and safety standards 29 provided in 24 C.F.R. pt. 3280. 30 DIVISION II 31 WORK-BASED LEARNING 32 Sec. 5. Section 256.9, Code 2022, is amended by adding the 33 following new subsection: 34 NEW SUBSECTION . 65. Adopt rules to establish and maintain 35 -1- LSB 5183HV (1) 89 ko/jh 1/ 81
H.F. 2527 a process that requires the boards of directors of school 1 districts to report to the department at least annually 2 regarding student participation in work-based learning 3 programs established by the board of directors of the school 4 district, including registered apprenticeships, quality 5 pre-apprenticeships, internships, on-the-job training, 6 and projects through the Iowa clearinghouse for work-based 7 learning. 8 Sec. 6. Section 272.1, Code 2022, is amended by adding the 9 following new subsection: 10 NEW SUBSECTION . 18. “Work-based learning program supervisor” 11 means a person who is certified pursuant to section 272.16 12 to supervise students’ opportunities and experiences related 13 to workplace tours, job shadowing, rotations, mentoring, 14 entrepreneurship, service learning, internships, and 15 apprenticeships. 16 Sec. 7. NEW SECTION . 272.16 Work-based learning program 17 supervisor certificates. 18 1. The board of educational examiners shall adopt rules 19 pursuant to chapter 17A relating to a certification system 20 for work-based learning program supervisors. The rules shall 21 specify rights, responsibilities, levels, and qualifications 22 for the certificate. The certificate shall not require more 23 than fifteen contact hours, which shall be available over the 24 internet. 25 2. Applicants shall be disqualified for any reason 26 specified in section 272.2, subsection 14, or in rules adopted 27 by the board of educational examiners. 28 3. A certificate issued pursuant to this section shall 29 not be considered a teacher or administrator license for any 30 purpose specified by law, including the purposes specified 31 under this chapter or chapter 279. 32 4. The work-based learning program supervisor certificate 33 established pursuant to this section shall be considered a 34 professional development program. 35 -2- LSB 5183HV (1) 89 ko/jh 2/ 81
H.F. 2527 Sec. 8. Section 279.61, subsection 1, paragraph a, 1 subparagraph (2), Code 2022, is amended to read as follows: 2 (2) Identify the coursework and work-based learning 3 needed in grades nine through twelve to support the student’s 4 postsecondary education and career options. 5 Sec. 9. Section 279.61, subsection 1, paragraph a, Code 6 2022, is amended by adding the following new subparagraph: 7 NEW SUBPARAGRAPH . (4) Prepare the student to successfully 8 complete the free application for federal student aid. 9 DIVISION III 10 HEALTH CARE WORKFORCE RECRUITMENT 11 Sec. 10. Section 261.113, subsection 2, Code 2022, is 12 amended to read as follows: 13 2. Eligibility. An individual is eligible to apply to 14 enter into a program agreement with the commission pursuant to 15 subsection 3 if the individual is enrolled full-time in and 16 receives a recommendation from the state university of Iowa 17 college of medicine or Des Moines university —— osteopathic 18 medical center in a curriculum leading to a doctor of medicine 19 degree or a doctor of osteopathic medicine degree. 20 Sec. 11. Section 261.113, subsection 3, paragraphs c and d, 21 Code 2022, are amended to read as follows: 22 c. Complete the residency program requirement with an 23 Iowa-based residency program . 24 d. Within nine months of graduating from the residency 25 program and receiving a permanent license in accordance with 26 paragraph “b” , engage in the full-time or part-time practice 27 of medicine and surgery or osteopathic medicine and surgery 28 specializing in family medicine, pediatrics, psychiatry, 29 internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, neurology, or 30 general surgery for a period of five consecutive years in 31 the service commitment area specified under subsection 8 , 32 unless the loan repayment recipient receives a waiver from the 33 commission to complete the years of practice required under 34 the agreement in another service commitment area pursuant to 35 -3- LSB 5183HV (1) 89 ko/jh 3/ 81
H.F. 2527 subsection 8 . 1 Sec. 12. Section 261.113, subsections 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 2 12, Code 2022, are amended to read as follows: 3 5. Loan repayment amounts. The amount of loan repayment 4 an eligible student who enters into an agreement pursuant to 5 subsection 3 shall receive if in compliance with obligations 6 under the agreement shall be forty thousand dollars annually 7 for an eligible loan if the total loan amount equals or exceeds 8 two hundred thousand dollars. Payments under this section made 9 pursuant to an agreement entered into under subsection 3 may be 10 made for each year of eligible practice during a period of five 11 consecutive years and shall not exceed a total of two hundred 12 thousand dollars. If the total amount of an eligible student’s 13 eligible loan upon graduation is less than two hundred thousand 14 dollars, the commission shall divide the total amount of the 15 eligible student’s eligible loan by five to determine the 16 annual amount of loan repayment the loan recipient is eligible 17 to receive. 18 7. Program agreement limitation. The commission shall not 19 enter into more than twenty program agreements annually unless 20 surplus funds are available . The percentage of agreements 21 entered into pursuant to subsection 3 by students attending 22 eligible universities shall be evenly divided. However, if 23 there are fewer applicants at one eligible university, eligible 24 student applicants enrolled in other eligible universities may 25 be awarded the remaining agreements. 26 8. Selection of service commitment area. A loan repayment 27 recipient shall notify the commission of the recipient’s 28 service commitment area prior to beginning practice in the area 29 in accordance with subsection 3 , paragraph “d” . The commission 30 may waive the requirement that the loan repayment recipient 31 practice in the same service commitment area for all five 32 years. 33 9. Rules for additional loan repayment. The commission 34 shall adopt rules to provide, in addition to loan repayment 35 -4- LSB 5183HV (1) 89 ko/jh 4/ 81
H.F. 2527 provided to eligible students pursuant to this section an 1 agreement entered into under subsection 3, and subject to the 2 availability of surplus funds, loan repayment to a physician 3 who received a doctor of medicine or doctor of osteopathic 4 medicine degree from an eligible university as provided in 5 subsection 2 , obtained a license to practice medicine and 6 surgery or osteopathic medicine and surgery in this state, 7 completed the physician’s residency program requirement 8 with an Iowa-based residency program , and is engaged in the 9 full-time or part-time practice of medicine and surgery or 10 osteopathic medicine and surgery as specified specializing 11 in a practice area listed in subsection 3 , paragraph “d” , in 12 a service commitment area for a period of five consecutive 13 years. The amount of loan repayment provided to a physician 14 pursuant to this subsection shall be subject to the same 15 limitations applicable to an eligible student under subsection 16 5. The total amount of a physician’s eligible loans shall 17 be established as of the date the physician applies for loan 18 repayment pursuant to this subsection . 19 10. Part-time practice —— agreement amended. A person who 20 entered into an agreement pursuant to subsection 3 may apply 21 to the commission to amend the agreement to allow the person 22 to engage in less than the full-time a part-time practice 23 specified in the agreement and under subsection 3 , paragraph 24 “d” . The For agreements entered into pursuant to subsection 25 3 prior to July 1, 2022, the commission and the person may 26 consent to amend the agreement under which the person shall 27 engage in less than full-time the part-time practice of 28 medicine and surgery or osteopathic medicine and surgery 29 specializing in family medicine, pediatrics, psychiatry, 30 internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, neurology, or 31 general surgery in a service commitment area , for an extended 32 period of part-time practice determined by the commission to 33 be proportional to the amount of full-time practice remaining 34 under the original agreement. For purposes of this subsection , 35 -5- LSB 5183HV (1) 89 ko/jh 5/ 81
H.F. 2527 “less than the full-time practice” means at least seventy 1 percent of a forty-hour workweek. 2 12. Trust fund established. A rural Iowa primary care 3 trust fund is created in the state treasury as a separate fund 4 under the control of the commission. The commission shall 5 remit all repayments made pursuant to this section to the 6 rural Iowa primary care trust fund. All moneys deposited or 7 paid into the trust fund are appropriated and made available 8 to the commission to be used for meeting the requirements 9 of this section . Moneys in the fund up to the total amount 10 that an eligible student or a physician may receive for 11 an eligible loan in accordance with this section and upon 12 fulfilling the requirements of subsection 3 or subsection 9, as 13 applicable , shall be considered encumbered for the duration of 14 the agreement entered into pursuant to subsection 3 eligible 15 student’s or physician’s obligation under subsection 3 or 16 subsection 9, as applicable . Notwithstanding section 8.33 , any 17 balance in the fund on June 30 of each fiscal year shall not 18 revert to the general fund of the state, but shall be available 19 for purposes of this section in subsequent fiscal years. 20 Sec. 13. Section 261.113, subsection 11, paragraph a, 21 subparagraph (6), Code 2022, is amended to read as follows: 22 (6) Any period of temporary medical incapacity during which 23 the person obligated is unable, due to a medical condition, to 24 engage in full-time or part-time practice as required under 25 subsection 3 , paragraph “d” . 26 Sec. 14. Section 261.113, subsection 11, paragraph b, Code 27 2022, is amended to read as follows: 28 b. Except for a postponement under paragraph “a” , 29 subparagraph (6), an obligation to engage in practice under 30 an agreement entered into pursuant to subsection 3 , shall 31 not be postponed for more than two years from the time the 32 full-time or part-time practice was to have commenced under the 33 agreement. 34 Sec. 15. Section 261.113, subsection 11, paragraph c, 35 -6- LSB 5183HV (1) 89 ko/jh 6/ 81
H.F. 2527 unnumbered paragraph 1, Code 2022, is amended to read as 1 follows: 2 An obligation to engage in full-time or part-time practice 3 under an agreement entered into pursuant to subsection 3 shall 4 be considered satisfied when any of the following conditions 5 are met: 6 Sec. 16. Section 261.113, subsection 13, Code 2022, is 7 amended by adding the following new paragraph: 8 NEW PARAGRAPH . 0c. “Part-time practice” means at least 9 seventy percent of a forty-hour workweek. 10 Sec. 17. Section 261.115, subsection 5, paragraphs a and c, 11 Code 2022, are amended to read as follows: 12 a. “Eligible institution” means an institution of higher 13 learning governed by the state board of regents , a community 14 college established under chapter 260C, or an accredited 15 private institution as defined in section 261.9 . 16 c. “Health care professional” means an advanced registered 17 nurse practitioner, athletic trainer, occupational therapist, 18 physician, physician assistant, podiatrist, registered nurse, 19 or physical therapist who is licensed, accredited, registered, 20 or certified to perform specified health care services 21 consistent with state law. 22 Sec. 18. Section 261.116, Code 2022, is amended to read as 23 follows: 24 261.116 Health care loan repayment award program. 25 1. Definitions. For purposes of this section , unless the 26 context otherwise requires: 27 a. “Advanced registered nurse practitioner” means a person 28 licensed as a registered nurse under chapter 152 or 152E who 29 is licensed by the board of nursing as an advanced registered 30 nurse practitioner. 31 b. “Nurse educator” means a registered nurse who holds 32 a master’s degree or doctorate degree and is employed by a 33 community college, an accredited private institution, or an 34 institution of higher education governed by the state board 35 -7- LSB 5183HV (1) 89 ko/jh 7/ 81
H.F. 2527 of regents as a faculty member to teach nursing at a nursing 1 education program approved by the board of nursing pursuant to 2 section 152.5 . 3 c. “Physician assistant” means a person licensed as a 4 physician assistant under chapter 148C . 5 d. “Qualified student loan” means a loan that was made, 6 insured, or guaranteed under Tit. IV of the federal Higher 7 Education Act of 1965, as amended , or under Tit. VII or VIII 8 of the federal Public Health Service Act, as amended , directly 9 to the borrower for attendance at an approved postsecondary 10 educational institution. 11 e. d. “Service commitment area” means a city in Iowa with 12 a population of less than twenty-six thousand that is located 13 more than twenty miles from a city with a population of fifty 14 thousand or more. 15 2. Program established. A health care loan repayment award 16 program is established to be administered by the commission for 17 purposes of repaying the qualified student loans of providing 18 financial awards to registered nurses, advanced registered 19 nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and nurse educators 20 who practice full-time in a service commitment area or teach 21 full-time or part-time in this state, as appropriate, and who 22 are selected for the program in accordance with this section . 23 An applicant who is a member of the Iowa national guard is 24 exempt from the service commitment area requirement, but shall 25 submit an affidavit verifying the applicant is practicing 26 full-time in this state. A part-time nurse educator must also 27 practice as a registered nurse or an advanced registered nurse 28 practitioner to qualify for an award under this section. 29 3. Application requirements. Each applicant for loan 30 repayment an award shall, in accordance with the rules of the 31 commission, do the following: 32 a. Complete and file an application for loan repayment an 33 award . The individual shall be responsible for the prompt 34 submission of any information required by the commission. 35 -8- LSB 5183HV (1) 89 ko/jh 8/ 81
H.F. 2527 b. File a new application and submit information as 1 required by the commission annually on the basis of which the 2 applicant’s eligibility for the renewed loan repayment award 3 will be evaluated and determined. 4 c. Complete and return, on a form approved by the 5 commission, an affidavit of practice verifying that the 6 applicant is a registered nurse, an advanced registered nurse 7 practitioner, or a physician assistant who is practicing 8 full-time in a service commitment area in this state or is 9 a nurse educator who teaches full-time or part-time in this 10 state. A part-time nurse educator must also practice as a 11 registered nurse or an advanced registered nurse practitioner 12 to qualify for an award under this section. If practice in a 13 service commitment area is required as a condition of receiving 14 loan repayment an award , the affidavit shall specify the 15 service commitment area in which the applicant is practicing 16 full-time. 17 4. Loan repayment Award amounts. The annual amount of loan 18 repayment an award provided to a recipient under this section 19 shall not exceed is six thousand dollars , or twenty percent 20 of the recipient’s total qualified student loan, whichever 21 amount is less . A recipient is eligible for the loan repayment 22 program an award for not more than five consecutive years. 23 5. Refinanced loans. A loan repayment recipient who 24 refinances a qualified student loan by obtaining a private 25 educational loan may continue to receive loan repayment 26 under this section if the amount of loan repayment does not 27 exceed the lesser of the amount specified in subsection 4 or 28 the balance of the loan repayment amount the loan repayment 29 recipient qualified to receive with the qualified student loan. 30 6. 5. Selection criteria. The commission shall establish 31 by rule the evaluation criteria to be used in evaluating 32 applications submitted under this section . Priority shall be 33 given to applicants who are residents of Iowa and, if requested 34 by the adjutant general, to applicants who are members of the 35 -9- LSB 5183HV (1) 89 ko/jh 9/ 81
H.F. 2527 Iowa national guard. 1 7. 6. Health care loan repayment award fund. A health care 2 loan repayment award fund is created for deposit of moneys 3 appropriated to or received by the commission for use under the 4 program. Notwithstanding section 8.33 , moneys deposited in the 5 health care loan repayment award fund shall not revert to any 6 fund of the state at the end of any fiscal year but shall remain 7 in the loan repayment award fund and be continuously available 8 for loan repayment under the program. Notwithstanding section 9 12C.7, subsection 2 , interest or earnings on moneys deposited 10 in the health care loan award fund shall be credited to the 11 fund. 12 8. 7. Report. The commission shall submit in a report 13 to the general assembly by January 1, annually, the number of 14 individuals who received loan repayment an award pursuant to 15 this section , where the participants practiced or taught, the 16 amount paid to each program participant, and other information 17 identified by the commission as indicators of outcomes of the 18 program. 19 9. 8. Rules. The commission shall adopt rules pursuant to 20 chapter 17A to administer this section . 21 DIVISION IV 22 PROFESSIONAL LICENSING —— MILITARY SPOUSES 23 Sec. 19. Section 272C.4, Code 2022, is amended by adding the 24 following new subsection: 25 NEW SUBSECTION . 14. a. Establish procedures by January 1, 26 2023, to expedite the licensing of a person who is licensed in 27 a similar profession or occupation in another state and who is 28 married to an active duty member of the military forces of the 29 United States. 30 b. If the board determines that the occupation or profession 31 applied for does not have a substantially similar scope of 32 practice, the procedures shall allow the provisional licensing 33 of the spouse for a period of time deemed necessary by the 34 board to obtain a substantial equivalent to the licensing 35 -10- LSB 5183HV (1) 89 ko/jh 10/ 81
H.F. 2527 requirements of this state. The board shall advise the 1 spouse of required education or training necessary to obtain 2 a substantial equivalent to the professional or occupational 3 licensing requirements of this state, and the procedures 4 shall provide for licensing of a spouse who has, pursuant 5 to this paragraph, obtained a substantial equivalent to the 6 professional or occupational licensing requirements of this 7 state. 8 Sec. 20. Section 272C.12, subsection 1, unnumbered 9 paragraph 1, Code 2022, is amended to read as follows: 10 Notwithstanding any other provision of law, an occupational 11 or professional license, certificate, or registration, 12 including a license, certificate, or registration issued by 13 the board of educational examiners, shall be issued without an 14 examination to a person who establishes residency in this state 15 or to a person who is married to an active duty member of the 16 military forces of the United States and who is accompanying 17 the member on an official permanent change of station to a 18 military installation located in this state if all of the 19 following conditions are met: 20 Sec. 21. Section 272C.12, subsection 1, paragraph b, Code 21 2022, is amended by striking the paragraph and inserting in 22 lieu thereof the following: 23 b. For a license issued pursuant to chapter 103 or 105, the 24 person has established residency in this state or is married 25 to an active duty member of the military forces of the United 26 States and is accompanying the member on an official permanent 27 change of station to a military installation located in this 28 state. 29 Sec. 22. Section 272C.14, Code 2022, is amended to read as 30 follows: 31 272C.14 Waiver of fees. 32 A licensing board, agency, or department shall waive any 33 fee charged to an applicant for a license if the any of the 34 following apply: 35 -11- LSB 5183HV (1) 89 ko/jh 11/ 81
H.F. 2527 1. The applicant’s household income does not exceed two 1 hundred percent of the federal poverty income guidelines and 2 the applicant is applying for the license for the first time 3 in this state. 4 2. The applicant is a veteran as defined in section 5 35.1, with at least a twenty-five percent service-connected 6 disability. 7 DIVISION V 8 EMERGENCY MEDICAL CARE PROVIDER CERTIFICATE —— FEDERAL ACTIVE 9 DUTY OR NATIONAL GUARD DUTY 10 Sec. 23. Section 147A.4, subsection 3, Code 2022, is amended 11 to read as follows: 12 3. The department shall establish the fee for the 13 examination of the emergency medical care providers to cover 14 the administrative costs of the examination program. Rules 15 adopted pursuant to this section shall include the waiver of 16 the examination fee for an individual that is either serving 17 on, or was honorably or generally discharged from, federal 18 active duty or national guard duty as those terms are defined 19 in section 29A.1. 20 DIVISION VI 21 FISHING AND HUNTING LICENSES —— MILITARY VETERANS 22 Sec. 24. Section 483A.24, subsection 16, Code 2022, is 23 amended to read as follows: 24 16. Upon payment of the fee established by rules adopted 25 pursuant to section 483A.1 for a lifetime fishing license or 26 lifetime hunting and fishing combined license, the department 27 shall issue a lifetime fishing license or lifetime hunting and 28 fishing combined license to a resident of Iowa who has served 29 in the armed forces of the United States on federal active 30 duty and who was disabled or was a prisoner of war during that 31 veteran’s military service . The department shall prepare 32 an application to be used by a person requesting a lifetime 33 fishing license or lifetime hunting and fishing combined 34 license under this subsection . The department of veterans 35 -12- LSB 5183HV (1) 89 ko/jh 12/ 81
H.F. 2527 affairs shall assist the department in verifying the status or 1 claims of applicants under this subsection . As used in this 2 subsection , “disabled” means entitled to a service connected 3 rating under 38 U.S.C. ch. 11. 4 DIVISION VII 5 DRIVER’S LICENSE AND PARKING FEES —— VETERANS 6 Sec. 25. Section 321.191, Code 2022, is amended by adding 7 the following new subsection: 8 NEW SUBSECTION . 10. Fees waived —— veterans. 9 Notwithstanding the provisions of this section to the contrary, 10 the department shall not charge the following fees for a 11 driver’s license to the following applicants: 12 a. The fees set forth under subsections 2 and 5 to an 13 applicant who is a veteran with a permanent service-connected 14 disability rating of one hundred percent, as certified by the 15 United States department of veterans affairs. 16 b. The fees set forth under subsections 3 and 4 to an 17 applicant who is on federal active duty or state active duty, 18 as those terms are defined in section 29A.1, or who was issued 19 an honorable discharge or general discharge under honorable 20 conditions from such service. 21 Sec. 26. Section 364.3, Code 2022, is amended by adding the 22 following new subsection: 23 NEW SUBSECTION . 17. A city that operates and maintains 24 parking meters or non-metered parking lots shall not enforce 25 any ordinance related to fees at such parking meters against, 26 and shall not charge a fee at any non-metered parking lot 27 to, a person whose vehicle is lawfully displaying any of the 28 following registration plates: 29 a. Medal of honor special registration plates issued 30 pursuant to section 321.34, subsection 8. 31 b. Ex-prisoner of war special registration plates issued 32 pursuant to section 321.34, subsection 8A. 33 c. Purple heart special registration plates issued pursuant 34 to section 321.34, subsection 18. 35 -13- LSB 5183HV (1) 89 ko/jh 13/ 81
H.F. 2527 d. Registration plates displaying the alphabetical 1 characters “DV” preceding the registration plate number 2 pursuant to section 321.166, subsection 6. 3 DIVISION VIII 4 MILITARY SERVICE PROPERTY TAX 5 Sec. 27. Section 426A.11, subsection 2, Code 2022, is 6 amended to read as follows: 7 2. The property, not to exceed one thousand eight hundred 8 fifty-two two thousand five hundred dollars in taxable value, 9 of an honorably separated, retired, furloughed to a reserve, 10 placed on inactive status, or discharged veteran, as defined in 11 section 35.1, subsection 2 , paragraph “a” or “b” . 12 Sec. 28. APPLICABILITY. This division of this Act applies 13 to property taxes due and payable in fiscal years beginning on 14 or after July 1, 2022. 15 DIVISION IX 16 TEMPORARY LICENSES —— INSURANCE PRODUCERS 17 Sec. 29. Section 522B.10, Code 2022, is amended to read as 18 follows: 19 522B.10 Temporary licensing. 20 1. a. The commissioner may issue a temporary insurance 21 producer license for a period not to exceed one hundred eighty 22 days without requiring an examination if the commissioner deems 23 that the temporary license is necessary for the servicing of an 24 insurance business in the following cases: 25 a. (1) To the surviving spouse or court-appointed personal 26 representative of a licensed insurance producer who dies or 27 becomes mentally or physically disabled, to allow adequate time 28 for the sale of the insurance business owned by the insurance 29 producer, for the recovery or return of the insurance producer 30 to the business, or for the training and licensing of new 31 personnel to operate the insurance producer’s business. 32 b. (2) To a member or employee of a business entity 33 licensed as an insurance producer, upon the death or disability 34 of an individual designated in the business entity application 35 -14- LSB 5183HV (1) 89 ko/jh 14/ 81
H.F. 2527 or the license. 1 c. (3) To the designee of a licensed insurance producer 2 entering active service in the armed forces of the United 3 States. 4 d. (4) In any other circumstance where the commissioner 5 deems that the public interest will best be served by the 6 issuance of a temporary license. 7 2. b. The commissioner may by order limit the authority of 8 any temporary licensee under paragraph “a” in any way deemed 9 necessary to protect insureds and the public. The commissioner 10 may require the temporary licensee to have a suitable sponsor 11 who is a licensed insurance producer or insurer and who assumes 12 responsibility for all acts of the temporary licensee and may 13 impose other similar requirements designed to protect insureds 14 and the public. The commissioner may by order revoke a 15 temporary license if the interest of insureds or the public is 16 endangered. A temporary license shall not continue after the 17 owner or the personal representative disposes of the business. 18 2. a. Notwithstanding section 522B.5, subsection 1, 19 unnumbered paragraph 1, if an applicant for a resident 20 insurance producer license has met all of the requirements of 21 section 522B.5, subsection 1, the commissioner shall issue a 22 temporary resident insurance producer license to the applicant 23 that shall be valid starting on the date that the applicant 24 submits the applicant’s fingerprints and any other required 25 identifying information to the commissioner pursuant to section 26 522B.5A, subsection 3, through the date that the commissioner 27 either issues the applicant a license or denies the applicant’s 28 application based on the applicant’s criminal history check 29 pursuant to section 522B.5A. 30 b. If an applicant for a nonresident insurance producer 31 license has met all of the requirements of section 522B.7 and 32 the applicant is subject to a criminal background check under 33 section 522B.5A, subsection 2, paragraph “b” , the commissioner 34 shall issue a temporary nonresident insurance producer license 35 -15- LSB 5183HV (1) 89 ko/jh 15/ 81
H.F. 2527 to the applicant that shall be valid starting on the date that 1 the applicant submits the applicant’s fingerprints and any 2 other required identifying information to the commissioner 3 pursuant to section 522B.5A, subsection 3, through the date the 4 commissioner either issues the applicant a license or denies 5 the applicant’s application based on the applicant’s criminal 6 history check pursuant to section 522B.5A. 7 c. A temporary resident insurance producer license or a 8 temporary nonresident insurance producer license issued under 9 this subsection shall authorize the applicant to act as an 10 insurance producer only for the lines of authority specified in 11 the temporary license. 12 d. (1) The commissioner may require a temporary licensee 13 under this subsection to have a suitable sponsor who is a 14 licensed insurance producer and who assumes responsibility for 15 all acts of the temporary licensee. 16 (2) The commissioner may by order revoke a temporary license 17 issued under this subsection if the interest of insureds or the 18 public is endangered. 19 DIVISION X 20 STATE BUILDING CODE 21 Sec. 30. Section 15.291, subsection 5, Code 2022, is amended 22 to read as follows: 23 5. “Green development” means development which meets or 24 exceeds the sustainable design standards established by the 25 state building code commissioner pursuant to section 103A.8B of 26 the Iowa building code . 27 Sec. 31. Section 100C.6, subsection 2, Code 2022, is amended 28 to read as follows: 29 2. Limit the power of the state or a political subdivision 30 of the state to regulate the quality and character of work 31 performed by contractors or installers through a system of 32 fees, permits, and inspections designed to ensure compliance 33 with, and aid in the administration of, state and local the 34 Iowa building codes code or to enforce other local laws for the 35 -16- LSB 5183HV (1) 89 ko/jh 16/ 81
H.F. 2527 protection of the public health and safety. 1 Sec. 32. Section 103.1, Code 2022, is amended by adding the 2 following new subsection: 3 NEW SUBSECTION . 10A. “Iowa electrical code” means the 4 national electrical code, 2020 edition, published by the 5 national fire protection association, as modified by section 6 103.1B, and excluding section 210.8(F) of the national 7 electrical code. 8 Sec. 33. NEW SECTION . 103.1B Iowa electrical code —— 9 alterations —— dwelling units. 10 In lieu of the requirements contained in section 210.8(A) 11 of the national electrical code, 2020 edition, the following 12 relating to dwelling units shall apply: 13 1. All one hundred twenty-five volt, single-phase, fifteen 14 and twenty ampere receptacles installed in the following 15 locations shall have ground-fault circuit-interrupter 16 protection for personnel: 17 a. Bathrooms. 18 b. Garages and also accessory buildings that have a floor 19 located at or below grade level not intended to be habitable 20 rooms and limited to storage areas, work areas or similar use. 21 c. Outdoors. However, receptacles that are not readily 22 accessible and are a supplied branch circuit dedicated to 23 electrical snow-melting, deicing, or pipeline and vessel 24 heating equipment shall be permitted to be installed in 25 accordance with sections 426.28 and 427.22 of the Iowa 26 electrical code, as applicable. 27 d. Crawl spaces at or below grade level. 28 e. Basements. 29 (1) However, a receptacle supplying only a permanently 30 installed fire alarm or burglar alarm system shall not be 31 required to have ground-fault circuit-interrupter protection. 32 (2) A receptacle installed pursuant to subparagraph (1) 33 shall not be considered as meeting the requirements of section 34 210.52(G) of the Iowa electrical code. 35 -17- LSB 5183HV (1) 89 ko/jh 17/ 81
H.F. 2527 f. Kitchens where the receptacles are installed to serve the 1 countertop surfaces. 2 g. Sinks where receptacles are installed within one point 3 eight meters or six feet from the top inside edge of the bowl 4 of the sink. 5 h. Boathouses. 6 i. Bathtubs or shower stalls where receptacles are installed 7 within one point eight meters or six feet of the outside edge 8 of the bathtub or shower stall. 9 j. Laundry areas. 10 k. Indoor damp and wet locations. 11 2. For locations listed in subsection 1, paragraphs 12 “a” through “c” , “e” through “h” , and “j” , listed locking 13 support and mounting receptacles utilized in combination with 14 compatible attachment fittings installed for the purpose 15 of serving a ceiling luminaire or ceiling fan shall not be 16 required to be ground-fault circuit-interrupter protected. 17 If a general-purpose convenience receptacle is integral to 18 the ceiling luminaire or ceiling fan, ground fault circuit 19 interrupter protection shall be provided. 20 Sec. 34. NEW SECTION . 103.1C Iowa electrical code —— 21 compliance. 22 A person who complies with the standards contained in an 23 edition of the national electrical code published by the 24 national fire protection association subsequent to the 2020 25 edition shall be deemed to be in compliance with the Iowa 26 electrical code. 27 Sec. 35. Section 103.6, subsection 1, paragraph a, Code 28 2022, is amended by striking the paragraph. 29 Sec. 36. Section 103.6, subsection 2, Code 2022, is amended 30 to read as follows: 31 2. The board may, in its discretion, revoke, suspend, or 32 refuse to renew any license granted pursuant to this chapter 33 when the licensee violates any provision of the national 34 electrical code as adopted pursuant to subsection 1 Iowa 35 -18- LSB 5183HV (1) 89 ko/jh 18/ 81
H.F. 2527 electrical code , this chapter , or any rule adopted pursuant to 1 this chapter . 2 Sec. 37. Section 103.10, subsection 2, Code 2022, is amended 3 to read as follows: 4 2. In addition, an applicant shall meet examination 5 criteria based upon the most recent national electrical code 6 adopted pursuant to section 103.6 Iowa electrical code and upon 7 electrical theory, as determined by the board. 8 Sec. 38. Section 103.12, subsection 2, Code 2022, is amended 9 to read as follows: 10 2. In addition, an applicant shall meet examination 11 criteria based upon the most recent national electrical code 12 adopted pursuant to section 103.6 Iowa electrical code and upon 13 electrical theory, as determined by the board. 14 Sec. 39. Section 103.18, Code 2022, is amended to read as 15 follows: 16 103.18 License renewal —— continuing education. 17 In order to renew a class A master electrician, class B 18 master electrician, class A journeyman electrician, or class B 19 journeyman electrician license issued pursuant to this chapter , 20 the licensee shall be required to complete eighteen contact 21 hours of continuing education courses approved by the board 22 during the three-year period for which a license is granted. 23 The contact hours shall include a minimum of six contact hours 24 studying the national electrical code described in section 25 103.6 Iowa electrical code , and the remaining contact hours may 26 include study of electrical circuit theory, blueprint reading, 27 transformer and motor theory, electrical circuits and devices, 28 control systems, programmable controllers, and microcomputers 29 or any other study of electrical-related material that is 30 approved by the board. Any additional hours studying the 31 national electrical code shall be acceptable. For purposes of 32 this section , “contact hour” means fifty minutes of classroom 33 attendance at an approved course under a qualified instructor 34 approved by the board. 35 -19- LSB 5183HV (1) 89 ko/jh 19/ 81
H.F. 2527 Sec. 40. Section 103.26, Code 2022, is amended to read as 1 follows: 2 103.26 Condemnation —— disconnection —— opportunity to 3 correct noncompliance. 4 If the inspector finds that any installation or portion of 5 an installation is not in compliance with accepted standards 6 of construction for health safety and property safety, based 7 upon minimum standards set forth in the local electrical code 8 or the national electrical code adopted by the board pursuant 9 to section 103.6 Iowa electrical code , the inspector shall 10 by written order condemn the installation or noncomplying 11 portion or order service to such installation disconnected 12 and shall send a copy of such order to the board, the state 13 fire marshal, and the electrical utility supplying power 14 involved. If the installation or the noncomplying portion is 15 such as to seriously and proximately endanger human health 16 or property, the order of the inspector when approved by the 17 inspector’s supervisor shall require immediate condemnation 18 and disconnection by the applicant. In all other cases, the 19 order of the inspector shall establish a reasonable period 20 of time for the installation to be brought into compliance 21 with accepted standards of construction for health safety and 22 property safety prior to the effective date established in such 23 order for condemnation or disconnection. 24 Sec. 41. Section 103.29, subsections 5 and 6, Code 2022, are 25 amended to read as follows: 26 5. A political subdivision that performs electrical 27 inspections shall act as the authority having jurisdiction for 28 electrical inspections and for amending the national electrical 29 code adopted by the board pursuant to section 103.6 for work 30 performed within the jurisdictional limits of the political 31 subdivision, provided those inspections and amendments conform 32 to the requirements of this chapter and the Iowa electrical 33 code . Any action by a political subdivision with respect to 34 amendments to the national electrical code shall be filed with 35 -20- LSB 5183HV (1) 89 ko/jh 20/ 81
H.F. 2527 the board prior to enforcement by the political subdivision, 1 and shall not be less stringent than the minimum standards 2 established by the board by rule. 3 6. A political subdivision may grant a variance or interpret 4 the national Iowa electrical code in a manner which deviates 5 from a standard interpretation on an exception basis for a 6 one-time installation or planned installation so long as such 7 a variance or interpretation does not present an electrical 8 hazard or danger to life or property. 9 Sec. 42. Section 103.31, subsections 3 and 4, Code 2022, are 10 amended to read as follows: 11 3. State inspection procedures and policies shall be 12 established by the board. The state fire marshal, or the state 13 fire marshal’s designee, shall enforce the procedures and 14 policies, and enforce the provisions of the national electrical 15 code adopted by the board Iowa electrical code . 16 4. Except when an inspection reveals that an installation or 17 portion of an installation is not in compliance with accepted 18 standards of construction for health safety and property 19 safety, based upon minimum standards set forth in the local 20 electrical code or the national electrical code adopted by the 21 board pursuant to section 103.6 Iowa electrical code , such that 22 an order of condemnation or disconnection is warranted pursuant 23 to section 103.26 , an inspector shall not add to, modify, or 24 amend a construction plan as originally approved by the state 25 fire marshal or the state building code commissioner in the 26 course of conducting an inspection. 27 Sec. 43. Section 103A.3, Code 2022, is amended by adding the 28 following new subsections: 29 NEW SUBSECTION . 10A. “Iowa existing building code” means 30 the international existing building code, 2015 edition, 31 published by the international code council, as modified by 32 section 103A.3A and excluding sections 101.1, 101.5 through 33 101.7, 106.1, 106.3 through 106.6, 705, 906, 1012.8, 1105.1, 34 and 1205.15; and sections 103 through 105, 108 through 110, and 35 -21- LSB 5183HV (1) 89 ko/jh 21/ 81
H.F. 2527 112 through 117, and all sections therein, of the international 1 existing building code. 2 NEW SUBSECTION . 10B. “Iowa fire code” means the 3 international fire code, 2015 edition, published by the 4 international code council, including appendices B, C, and 5 D, as modified by section 103A.3B and excluding sections 103 6 through 113, and sections contained therein; sections 301.2 and 7 307.2; chapters 23, 57, and 61 of the international fire code; 8 and chapters two through seven and sections 804 and 805 of the 9 international building code, 2015 edition. For the purposes of 10 electrical installations, the Iowa fire code includes the Iowa 11 electrical code. 12 NEW SUBSECTION . 10C. “Iowa nonresidential energy code” 13 means the international energy conservation code —— commercial 14 provisions, 2012 edition, as modified by section 103A.3E and 15 excluding sections C101.1, C101.2, C103.3.1, and C104.1; and 16 sections C108 and C109 and all sections contained therein 17 of the international energy conservation code —— commercial 18 provisions. 19 NEW SUBSECTION . 10D. “Iowa residential code” means the 20 international residential code, 2015 edition, published by the 21 international code council, as modified by section 103A.3C and 22 excluding sections R101.1, R310.1, R313.1, and R313.2; sections 23 R103 through R114 and sections therein; chapter 11 and chapters 24 25 through 33, except for section P2904; chapters 24 and 34 25 through 43 and sections therein; and appendices A through U of 26 the international residential code. 27 NEW SUBSECTION . 10E. “Iowa residential energy code” means 28 the international energy conservation code —— residential 29 provisions, 2012 edition, as modified by section 103A.3D, and 30 excluding sections R101.1, R101.2 R103.3.1, R103.3.2, R103.3.3, 31 R104.1, R402.1.1, except table R402.1.1, R402.4.1.2, R403.2.2, 32 and R403.2.3; and sections R108 and R109 and all sections 33 contained therein of the international energy conservation 34 code. 35 -22- LSB 5183HV (1) 89 ko/jh 22/ 81
H.F. 2527 Sec. 44. Section 103A.3, subsection 20, Code 2022, is 1 amended to read as follows: 2 20. “State building code” or “Iowa building code” or “code” 3 means the state Iowa building code provided for in section 4 103A.7 . 5 Sec. 45. NEW SECTION . 103A.3A Iowa existing building code 6 —— alterations. 7 1. Buildings previously occupied. In lieu of section 8 101.4.2 of the international existing building code, 2015 9 edition, published by the international code council, the legal 10 occupancy of any structure existing on May 18, 2016, shall be 11 permitted to continue without change, except as specifically 12 covered in the Iowa existing building code or the Iowa fire 13 code, or as deemed necessary by the building code commissioner 14 for the general safety and welfare of the occupants and the 15 public. 16 2. References. 17 a. All references to the international plumbing code shall 18 be deemed to be references to the Iowa plumbing code. 19 b. All references to the international fuel gas code shall 20 be deemed to be references to the Iowa fuel gas code. 21 c. All references to the international mechanical code shall 22 be deemed to be references to the Iowa mechanical code. 23 d. All references to the international building code shall 24 be deemed to be references to the Iowa building code. 25 e. All references to the international residential code 26 shall be deemed to be references to the Iowa residential code. 27 f. All references to the international fire code shall be 28 deemed to be references to the Iowa fire code. 29 Sec. 46. NEW SECTION . 103A.3B Iowa fire code —— 30 alterations. 31 1. Extinguishment authority. In lieu of the requirements 32 contained in section 307.3 of the international fire code, 2015 33 edition, the state fire marshal or an employee of the division 34 of state fire marshal authorized to do so by the fire marshal, 35 -23- LSB 5183HV (1) 89 ko/jh 23/ 81
H.F. 2527 or a local fire chief or member of a local fire department 1 authorized to do so by the local fire chief, is authorized 2 to order the extinguishment by the permit holder, another 3 person responsible, or the fire department of open burning that 4 creates or adds to a hazardous or objectionable situation. 5 2. Open flame cooking devices. In lieu of the requirements 6 contained in section 308.1.4 of the international fire 7 code, 2015 edition, charcoal burners and ash-producing or 8 coal-producing devices shall not be operated on combustible 9 balconies or within ten feet of combustible construction. This 10 subsection does not apply to the following: 11 a. One-family and two-family dwellings. 12 b. LP-gas burners connected to one twenty-pound LP-gas 13 container. 14 c. Where buildings, balconies, and decks are protected by 15 an automatic sprinkler system. 16 3. Equipment rooms. In lieu of section 315.3.3 of the 17 international fire code, 2015 edition, combustible material 18 shall not be stored in boiler rooms, mechanical rooms, or 19 electrical equipment rooms or in fire command centers as 20 specified in section 508.1.5 of the Iowa fire code. This 21 subsection does not apply in sprinklered equipment rooms that 22 have sufficient space to allow a minimum of ten feet between 23 all combustible storage and the heating, mechanical, or 24 electrical equipment in the room. 25 4. Frequency. In lieu of the requirements contained in 26 section 405.2 of the international fire code, 2015 edition, 27 required emergency evacuation drills shall be held at the 28 intervals specified in table 405.2, or more frequently 29 where necessary to familiarize all occupants with the drill 30 procedure. 31 5. Fire and evacuation drill frequency and participation. In 32 lieu of table 405.2 of the international fire code, 2015 33 edition, fire and evacuation drills shall be held at the 34 following frequency with the following participants: 35 -24- LSB 5183HV (1) 89 ko/jh 24/ 81
H.F. 2527 Group or occupancy Frequency Participation 1 _____________________________________________________________ 2 Group A Quarterly Employees 3 Group B (see “c” Annually Employees 4 below) 5 Group E See “a” below All occupants 6 Group I Quarterly on each Employees 7 shift 8 Group I-1 (see “b” Quarterly All occupants 9 below) and 10 group R-4 11 Group R-1 Quarterly on each Employees 12 shift 13 Group R-2 (see “d” Four annually All occupants 14 below) 15 High-rise Annually Employees 16 a. Fire and severe weather drills shall be conducted in 17 accordance with chapter 100. In severe climates, the fire 18 code official shall have the authority to modify the emergency 19 evacuation drill frequency. 20 b. Fire and evacuation drills in assisted living facilities 21 shall include complete evacuation of the premises in accordance 22 with section 403.10.3.6 of the Iowa fire code. Drills shall 23 be conducted not less than six times per year on a bimonthly 24 basis, with not less than two drills conducted during the 25 night when residents could reasonably be expected to be 26 sleeping. The drills shall be permitted to be announced in 27 advance to the residents. Where occupants receive habilitation 28 or rehabilitation training, fire prevention and fire safety 29 practices shall be included as part of the training program. 30 c. Group B buildings that have an occupant load of five 31 hundred or more persons or more than one hundred persons above 32 or below the level of exit discharge. 33 d. Applicable to group R-2 college and university buildings 34 in accordance with section 408.3 of the Iowa fire code. 35 -25- LSB 5183HV (1) 89 ko/jh 25/ 81
H.F. 2527 6. Storage in corridors and lobbies. In lieu of 1 the requirements contained in section 807.5.2.1 of the 2 international fire code, 2015 edition, clothing and personal 3 effects shall not be stored in corridors and lobbies. This 4 subsection does not apply to corridors protected by an approved 5 automatic sprinkler system installed in accordance with section 6 903.3.1.1 of the Iowa fire code or storage in metal lockers, 7 provided that the minimum required egress width is maintained. 8 7. Group R. In lieu of the requirements contained in 9 section 903.2.8 of the international fire code, 2015 edition, 10 an automatic sprinkler system installed in accordance 11 with section 903.3 of the Iowa fire code shall be provided 12 throughout all buildings with a Group R fire area. This 13 subsection does not apply to cabin buildings that are located 14 in remote areas without a sufficient municipal water supply 15 for design of a fire sprinkler system that meets all of the 16 following criteria: 17 a. Not more than one story. 18 b. Not more than seven hundred fifty square feet in floor 19 area. 20 c. Fuel-fired heating equipment and other fuel-fired 21 appliances are separated from sleeping areas by a one-hour 22 fire-rated assembly. 23 d. Provided with fire alarm and smoke alarm systems 24 as required by section 907 of the Iowa fire code for R-1 25 occupancies. 26 e. Basements are not allowed. 27 f. Maintain a fire separation of twenty feet from any other 28 building or structure. 29 g. Comply with all applicable requirements of the Iowa fire 30 code. 31 8. Group E. 32 a. In lieu of the requirements contained in section 33 907.2.3 of the international fire code, 2015 edition, in the 34 absence of a complete automatic sprinkler system, a complete 35 -26- LSB 5183HV (1) 89 ko/jh 26/ 81
H.F. 2527 automatic detection system utilizing an emergency voice or 1 alarm communication system shall be installed throughout 2 the entire Group E occupancy. A Group E occupancy with a 3 complete automatic sprinkler system shall be provided with 4 a fire alarm system utilizing an emergency voice or alarm 5 communication system in compliance with section 907.5.2.2 and 6 installed in accordance with section 907.6 of the Iowa fire 7 code. At a minimum, smoke detection shall be provided in 8 corridors at a maximum spacing of thirty feet on center, and 9 heat or smoke detection shall be provided in any hazardous or 10 nonoccupied areas in all new or existing Group E occupancies. 11 This paragraph does not apply to Group E occupancies with an 12 occupant load of less than fifty. 13 b. Notwithstanding paragraph “a” , manual fire alarm boxes 14 are not required in Group E occupancies where all of the 15 following apply: 16 (1) Interior corridors are protected by smoke detectors 17 with alarm verification. 18 (2) Auditoriums, cafeterias, gymnasiums, and the like 19 are protected by heat detectors or other approved detection 20 devices. 21 (3) Shops and laboratories involving dusts or vapors 22 are protected by heat detectors or other approved detection 23 devices. 24 (4) Off-premises monitoring is provided. 25 (5) The capability to activate the evacuation signal from a 26 central point is provided. 27 (6) In buildings where normally occupied spaces are 28 provided with a two-way communication system between such 29 spaces and a constantly attended receiving station from which a 30 general evacuation alarm can be sounded, except in locations 31 specifically designated by the fire code official. 32 c. Manual fire alarm boxes shall not be required in Group 33 E occupancies where the building is equipped throughout with 34 an approved automatic sprinkler system, the notification 35 -27- LSB 5183HV (1) 89 ko/jh 27/ 81
H.F. 2527 appliances will activate on sprinkler water flow, and manual 1 activation is provided from a normally occupied location. 2 d. Emergency voice or alarm communication systems meeting 3 the requirements of section 907.5.2.2 of the Iowa fire code and 4 installed in accordance with section 907.6 of the Iowa fire 5 code shall not be required in Group E occupancies with occupant 6 loads of one hundred or less, provided that activation of the 7 fire alarm system initiates an approved occupant notification 8 signal in accordance with section 907.5 of the Iowa fire code. 9 9. Frost protection. With respect to general means of 10 egress, exterior landings at doors shall be provided with frost 11 protection. 12 10. Exit discharge pathways. With respect to exit 13 discharge, exit discharge pathways shall be paved from all 14 required exits of a building to a public way or parking lot. 15 11. Bleachers. With respect to assemblies, in lieu of the 16 requirements contained in section 1029.1.1 of the international 17 fire code, 2015 edition, bleachers, folding and telescopic 18 seating, and grandstands that are not building elements shall 19 comply with ICC-300, standard for bleachers, folding and 20 telescopic seating, and grandstands, 2012 edition, with the 21 following amendments to ICC-300: 22 a. Yearly inspections required. In lieu of the requirements 23 contained in ICC-300, standard for bleachers, folding and 24 telescopic seating, and grandstands, 2012 edition, the owner 25 shall cause all bleachers and folding and telescopic seating 26 installed on or after December 1, 2011, to be inspected at 27 least once per year in order to verify that the structure is 28 maintained in compliance with the provisions of this standard. 29 All folding and telescopic seating shall also be inspected 30 to evaluate compliance with the manufacturer’s installation 31 and operational instructions during the opening and closing 32 of such seating. Any inspection conducted in compliance with 33 this section may be conducted by any knowledgeable persons, 34 including but not limited to a person who has been instructed 35 -28- LSB 5183HV (1) 89 ko/jh 28/ 81
H.F. 2527 by the manufacturer or installer as to procedures and standards 1 for inspections of the structure being inspected and including 2 but not limited to the owner of the structure or an employee of 3 the owner of the structure. There are no further restrictions 4 on the identity or employment of the person conducting the 5 inspection unless otherwise provided by law. The owner shall 6 maintain documentation of the required annual inspections, 7 which shall show the date and name of the person conducting the 8 inspection and shall be initialed by the person conducting the 9 inspection. 10 b. Inspections. In lieu of the requirements contained 11 in ICC-300, standard for bleachers, folding and telescopic 12 seating, and grandstands, 2012 edition, all tiered seating that 13 was installed prior to December 1, 2011, shall be inspected at 14 least once a year. The required inspection may be conducted by 15 any knowledgeable person including but not limited to a person 16 who has been instructed by the manufacturer or installer as to 17 procedures and standards for inspections of the structure being 18 inspected and including but not limited to the owner of the 19 structure or an employee of the owner of the structure. There 20 are no further restrictions on the identity or employment of 21 the person conducting the inspection unless otherwise provided 22 by law. All folding and telescopic seating shall be inspected 23 to evaluate compliance with the manufacturer’s installation 24 and operational instructions and shall be inspected during the 25 opening and closing of such seating. The owner shall maintain 26 documentation of the required annual inspections, which shall 27 show the date and name of the person conducting the inspection 28 and shall be initialed by the person conducting the inspection. 29 12. Fire alarm systems —— Group E. With respect to 30 fire alarm systems for Group E occupancies, in lieu of the 31 requirements contained in section 1103.7.1 of the international 32 fire code, 2015 edition, existing Group E occupancies shall 33 be provided with a fire alarm system utilizing an emergency 34 voice or alarm communication system in compliance with section 35 -29- LSB 5183HV (1) 89 ko/jh 29/ 81
H.F. 2527 907.5.2.2 of the Iowa fire code and installed in accordance 1 with section 907.6 of the Iowa fire code. At a minimum, smoke 2 detection shall be provided in corridors at a maximum spacing 3 of thirty feet on center, and heat or smoke detection shall 4 be provided in any hazardous or nonoccupied areas. This 5 subsection does not apply to a building with a maximum area of 6 one thousand square feet that contains a single classroom and 7 is located no closer than fifty feet from another building or 8 a Group E occupancy with an occupant load of less than fifty. 9 Emergency voice or alarm communication systems meeting the 10 requirements of section 907.5.2.2 of the Iowa fire code and 11 installed in accordance with section 907.6 of the Iowa fire 12 code shall not be required in Group E occupancies with occupant 13 loads of one hundred or less, provided that the activation 14 of the fire alarm system initiates an approved occupant 15 notification signal in accordance with section 907.5 of the 16 Iowa fire code. 17 13. Single-station and multiple-station smoke alarms. In 18 lieu of the requirements contained in section 1103.8 of 19 the international fire code, 2015 edition, single-station 20 and multiple-station smoke alarms shall be installed in 21 existing Group I-1 and R occupancies in accordance with 22 sections 1103.8.1 through 1103.8.3 of the Iowa fire code. 23 Single-station battery-operated smoke alarms shall be replaced 24 in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions. 25 14. Motor fuel-dispensing facilities and repair garages. In 26 lieu of the requirements contained in chapter 23 or any section 27 therein of the international fire code, 2015 edition, motor 28 fuel-dispensing facilities and repair garages shall comply with 29 the applicable provisions of 661 IAC ch. 221. 30 15. Flammable and combustible liquids. In lieu of the 31 requirements contained in chapter 57 or any section therein 32 of the international fire code, 2015 edition, transportation, 33 storage, handling, and use of flammable and combustible liquids 34 shall comply with the applicable provisions of 661 IAC ch. 221. 35 -30- LSB 5183HV (1) 89 ko/jh 30/ 81
H.F. 2527 16. Liquefied petroleum gases. In lieu of the requirements 1 contained in chapter 61 or any section therein of the 2 international fire code, 2015 edition, transportation, storage, 3 handling, and use of liquefied petroleum gases shall comply 4 with the applicable provisions of 661 IAC ch. 226. 5 17. NFPA 10. With respect to all references to NFPA 6 10, such references shall be deemed not to include sections 7 7.1.2.1, 7.1.2.2, and 7.1.2.3 of NFPA 10. 8 a. In lieu of the requirements contained in section 9 7.1.2.1 of NFPA 10, a trained person who has undergone the 10 instructions necessary to reliably perform maintenance and 11 has the manufacturer’s service manual shall service the fire 12 extinguishers not more than one year apart, as outlined in 13 section 7.3 of NFPA 10. 14 b. In lieu of the requirements contained in section 15 7.1.2.2 of NFPA 10, maintenance, servicing, and recharging 16 shall be performed by trained persons who have available the 17 appropriate servicing manual, the proper types of tools, 18 recharge materials, lubricants, and manufacturer’s recommended 19 replacement parts or parts specifically listed for use in the 20 fire extinguisher. 21 c. Requirements in NFPA 10 for certification of personnel 22 who maintain portable fire extinguishers are removed. These 23 personnel must still be trained and have available service 24 manuals. 25 18. References. 26 a. All references in chapter 80 of the international fire 27 code, 2015 edition, to the international plumbing code shall be 28 deemed to be references to the Iowa plumbing code. 29 b. All references in chapter 80 of the international fire 30 code, 2015 edition, to the international fuel gas code shall be 31 deemed to be references to the Iowa fuel gas code. 32 c. All references in chapter 80 of the international fire 33 code, 2015 edition, to the international mechanical code shall 34 be deemed to be references to the Iowa mechanical code. 35 -31- LSB 5183HV (1) 89 ko/jh 31/ 81
H.F. 2527 d. All references in chapter 80 of the international fire 1 code, 2015 edition, to the international building code shall be 2 deemed to be references to the Iowa building code. 3 e. All references in chapter 80 of the international fire 4 code, 2015 edition, to the international residential code shall 5 be deemed to be references to the Iowa residential code. 6 Sec. 47. NEW SECTION . 103A.3C Iowa residential code —— 7 alterations. 8 1. Climactic and geographic design criteria. The values for 9 table R301.2(1) of the international residential code, 2015 10 edition, shall be determined by the location of the projected 11 and referenced footnotes from table R301.2(1). 12 2. Energy efficiency. In lieu of the requirements contained 13 in chapter 11 of the international residential code, 2015 14 edition, the Iowa residential energy code shall apply. 15 3. References. 16 a. All references in the international residential code, 17 2015 edition, to the international plumbing code shall be 18 deemed to be references to the Iowa plumbing code. 19 b. All references in the international residential code, 20 2015 edition, to the international fuel gas code shall be 21 deemed to be references to the Iowa fuel gas code. 22 c. All references in the international residential code, 23 2015 edition, to the international mechanical code shall be 24 deemed to be references to the Iowa mechanical code. 25 d. All references in the international residential code, 26 2015 edition, to the international building code shall be 27 deemed to be references to the Iowa building code. 28 e. All references in the international residential code, 29 2015 edition, to the international fire code shall be deemed to 30 be references to the Iowa fire code. 31 4. Emergency escape and rescue required. In lieu of the 32 requirements contained in section R310.1 of the international 33 residential code, 2015 edition, basements, habitable attics, 34 and every sleeping room shall have at least one operable 35 -32- LSB 5183HV (1) 89 ko/jh 32/ 81
H.F. 2527 emergency and rescue opening. Such opening shall open directly 1 into a public street, public alley, yard, or court. Where 2 basements contain one or more sleeping rooms, emergency egress 3 and rescue openings shall be required in each sleeping room, 4 but shall not be required in adjoining areas of the basement. 5 Where emergency escape and rescue openings are provided, they 6 shall have a sill height of not more than forty-four inches 7 or one thousand one hundred eighteen millimeters above an 8 adjacent permanent interior standing surface. The adjacent 9 permanent interior standing surface shall be no less than 10 thirty-six inches wide and eighteen inches deep and no more 11 than twenty-four inches high. Where a door opening having a 12 threshold below the adjacent ground elevation serves as an 13 emergency escape and rescue opening and is provided with a 14 bulkhead enclosure, the bulkhead enclosure shall comply with 15 section R310.3 of the Iowa residential code. The net clear 16 opening dimensions required by this section shall be obtained 17 by the normal operation of the emergency escape and rescue 18 opening from the inside. Emergency escape and rescue openings 19 with a finished sill height below the adjacent ground elevation 20 shall be provided with a window well in accordance with section 21 R310.2 of the Iowa residential code. Emergency escape and 22 rescue openings shall open directly into a public way, or to a 23 yard or court that opens to a public way. This subsection does 24 not apply to basements used only to house mechanical equipment 25 and not exceeding total floor area of two hundred square feet 26 or eighteen point five eight square meters. 27 5. Protection of water supply and sanitary sewage 28 systems. References in section R322.1.7 of the international 29 residential code, 2015 edition, to chapter 3 of the 30 international private sewage disposal code shall be deemed to 31 be references to 567 IAC ch. 69. 32 6. Fuel gas. In lieu of the requirements contained in 33 chapter 23 of the international residential code, 2015 edition, 34 all fuel gas piping installations shall comply with 641 IAC 35 -33- LSB 5183HV (1) 89 ko/jh 33/ 81
H.F. 2527 25.3 and NFPA 54, ANSI Z223.1-2012. 1 7. Plumbing. 2 a. In lieu of the requirements contained in chapters 3 25 through 33 of the international residential code, 2015 4 edition, all plumbing installations shall comply with the Iowa 5 plumbing code, except that section P2904 of the international 6 residential code, 2015 edition, shall also apply. 7 b. Notwithstanding paragraph “a” , factory-built structures, 8 as referenced in section 103A.10, subsection 3, that contain 9 plumbing installations are allowed to comply with either the 10 Iowa plumbing code or with the international plumbing code, 11 2015 edition, published by the international code council. The 12 manufacturer’s data plate must indicate which plumbing code was 13 utilized for compliance with this rule, as required by 661 IAC 14 16.610(15)(e). 15 8. Electrical. In lieu of the requirements contained in 16 chapters 34 through 43 of the international residential code, 17 2015 edition, the provisions of the Iowa electrical code shall 18 be the requirements for electrical installation. 19 9. Exterior structures. The fire protections floor 20 requirements contained in R302.13 of the international 21 residential code, 2015 edition, do not apply to exterior decks, 22 exterior balconies, or exterior porches. 23 Sec. 48. NEW SECTION . 103A.3D Iowa residential energy code 24 —— alterations. 25 1. Scope. The Iowa residential energy code applies to 26 residential buildings of three or fewer stories and the 27 building sites and associated systems and equipment. The 28 remodeling or renovation of one-family and two-family dwelling 29 units is not within the scope of the Iowa residential energy 30 code. 31 2. General. Construction or other work that is required 32 to be inspected by state law or local ordinance shall be in 33 accordance with sections R104.2 through R104.8 of the Iowa 34 residential energy code. The state fire marshal shall have 35 -34- LSB 5183HV (1) 89 ko/jh 34/ 81
H.F. 2527 authority to perform audits to ensure compliance with the 1 requirements of the Iowa residential energy code. When local 2 governments conduct compliance audits, the information may 3 be provided to the department of energy or to the state fire 4 marshal in a timely manner. Local governments may contract 5 with the state fire marshal to conduct audits. 6 3. Insulation and fenestration criteria. In lieu of the 7 requirements contained in section R402.1.1 of the international 8 energy conservation code, 2012 edition, the building thermal 9 envelope shall meet the requirements of table R402.1.1 based on 10 the climate zone specified in chapter 3 of the Iowa residential 11 energy code. 12 4. Insulation and fenestration requirements. Table R402.1.1 13 of the international energy conservation code, 2012 edition, is 14 adopted with the exceptions of deleting “except Marine” in the 15 fifth row of the first column, deleting “and Marine 4” in the 16 sixth row of the first column, deleting “>0.32” in the eighth 17 row of the second column and inserting in lieu thereof “0.32”, 18 and deleting “20+5 or 13+10” in the seventh row of the sixth 19 column and inserting in lieu thereof “20+5 or 13+5”. 20 5. Testing. In lieu of the requirements contained in 21 section R402.4.1.2 of the international energy conservation 22 code, 2012 edition, the building or dwelling unit shall be 23 tested and verified as having an air leakage rate not exceeding 24 five air changes per hour in climate zones 1 and 2, and four 25 air changes per hour in climate zones 3 through 8. Testing 26 shall be conducted with a blower door at a pressure of zero 27 point two inches w.g. or fifty pascals. Where required by the 28 code official, testing shall be conducted by an approved third 29 party. A written report of the results of the test shall be 30 signed by the party conducting the test and provided to the 31 code official. Testing shall be performed at any time after 32 creation of all penetrations of the building thermal envelope. 33 During testing: 34 a. Exterior windows and doors and fireplace and stove 35 -35- LSB 5183HV (1) 89 ko/jh 35/ 81
H.F. 2527 doors shall be closed, but not sealed beyond the intended 1 weatherstripping or other infiltration control measures. 2 b. Dampers including exhaust, intake, makeup air, backdraft, 3 and flue dampers shall be closed, but not sealed beyond 4 intended infiltration control measures. 5 c. Interior doors, if installed at the time of the test, 6 shall be open. 7 d. Exterior doors for continuous ventilation systems and 8 heat recovery ventilators shall be closed and sealed. 9 e. Heating and cooling systems, if installed at the time of 10 the test, shall be turned off. 11 f. Supply and return registers, if installed at the time of 12 the test, shall be fully open. 13 6. Sealing —— mandatory. In lieu of the requirements 14 contained in section R403.2.2 of the international energy 15 conservation code, 2012 edition, ducts, air handlers, and 16 filter boxes shall be sealed. Joints and seams shall comply 17 with either the Iowa mechanical code or Iowa residential code, 18 as applicable. 19 a. Air-impermeable spray foam products shall be permitted to 20 be applied without additional joint seals. 21 b. Where a duct connection is made that is partially 22 inaccessible, three screws or rivets shall be equally spaced 23 on the exposed portion of the joint so as to prevent a hinge 24 effect. 25 c. Continuously welded and locking-type longitudinal joints 26 and seams in ducts operating at static pressures less than 27 two inches of water column or five hundred pascals pressure 28 classification shall not require additional closure systems. 29 d. (1) Duct tightness shall be verified by any of the 30 following: 31 (a) Postconstruction test. Leakage to outdoors shall be 32 less than or equal to four cubic feet per minute or one hundred 33 thirteen point three L/min per one hundred square feet or nine 34 point two nine meters squared of conditioned floor area or 35 -36- LSB 5183HV (1) 89 ko/jh 36/ 81
H.F. 2527 total leakage shall be less than or equal to six cfm or one 1 hundred seventy L/min per one hundred square feet or nine point 2 two nine meters squared of conditioned floor area when tested 3 at a pressure differential of zero point one inches w.g. or 4 twenty-five pascals across the entire system, including the 5 manufacturer’s air handler enclosure. All register boots shall 6 be taped or otherwise sealed during the test. 7 (b) Rough-in test. Total leakage shall be less than 8 or equal to six cfm or one hundred seventy L/min per one 9 hundred square feet or nine point two nine meters squared of 10 conditioned floor area when tested at a pressure differential 11 of zero point one inches w.g. or twenty-five pascals across the 12 system, including the manufacturer’s air handler enclosure. 13 All registers shall be taped or otherwise sealed during the 14 test. If the air handler is not installed at the time of the 15 test, total leakage shall be less than or equal to three cfm or 16 eighty-five L/min per one hundred square feet or nine point two 17 nine meters squared of conditioned floor area. 18 (2) Testing shall be conducted by an approved third party. 19 A written report of the results shall be signed by the party 20 conducting the test and provided to the code official. 21 (3) The duct leakage test is not required for ducts and air 22 handlers located entirely within the building thermal envelope 23 unless cavities are used for returns. 24 7. Building cavities —— mandatory. In lieu of the 25 requirements contained in section R403.2.3 of the international 26 energy conservation code, 2012 edition, building framing 27 cavities shall not be used as supply ducts. Building framing 28 cavities may be used as return ducts if all of the following 29 conditions exist: 30 a. Ducts are tested for duct leakage in accordance with 31 section R403.2.2 of the Iowa residential code. 32 b. Exterior wall cavities are not used for return ducts. 33 Sec. 49. NEW SECTION . 103A.3E Iowa nonresidential energy 34 code —— alterations. 35 -37- LSB 5183HV (1) 89 ko/jh 37/ 81
H.F. 2527 1. Scope. The Iowa nonresidential energy code applies to 1 commercial and residential buildings of four or more stories 2 and the buildings’ sites and associated systems and equipment. 3 2. General. In lieu of the requirements contained in 4 section C104.1 of the international energy conservation code 5 commercial provisions, 2012 edition, construction or other 6 work that is required to be inspected by state law or local 7 ordinance shall comply with sections C104.2 through C104.8 of 8 the Iowa nonresidential energy code. 9 Sec. 50. Section 103A.5, subsection 3, Code 2022, is amended 10 to read as follows: 11 3. Study the operation of the state Iowa building code, 12 local building regulations, and other laws relating to the 13 construction of buildings or structures to ascertain their 14 effects upon the cost of building construction and the 15 effectiveness of their provisions for health, safety, and 16 welfare. 17 Sec. 51. Section 103A.7, Code 2022, is amended by striking 18 the section and inserting in lieu thereof the following: 19 103A.7 Iowa building code. 20 1. The Iowa building code includes the following: 21 a. The international building code, 2015 edition, published 22 by the international code council, as modified in subsection 2, 23 and excluding sections 101.1, 101.2, 101.4.1 through 101.4.6, 24 102.6, 106.2, 107.1, 907.2.3, and 1029.1.1; sections 103 25 through 105, 107.3 through 107.5, 109 through 116, and 423, and 26 sections therein; section 903.2.8, except sections 903.2.8.1 27 through 903.2.8.4; chapter 29; and appendices A, B, and D 28 through M of the international building code. 29 b. The Iowa fire code. 30 c. The Iowa residential code. 31 d. The Iowa residential energy code. 32 e. The Iowa nonresidential energy code. 33 f. The Iowa existing building code. 34 g. The Iowa electrical code as defined in section 103.1. 35 -38- LSB 5183HV (1) 89 ko/jh 38/ 81
H.F. 2527 h. The Iowa plumbing code as defined in section 105.2. 1 i. The Iowa mechanical code as defined in section 105.2. 2 j. The accessibility provisions of 661 IAC ch. 302. The 3 commissioner may adopt rules for the accessibility and use by 4 persons with disabilities and elderly persons, of buildings, 5 structures, and facilities which are constructed and intended 6 for use by the general public. The rules shall be consistent 7 with federal standards for building accessibility and shall 8 only apply to those buildings, structures, and facilities 9 subject to chapter 104A. 10 k. Sustainable design standards adopted by the commissioner 11 pursuant to section 103A.8B. 12 2. a. Application. The provisions of the Iowa building 13 code shall apply to the construction, alteration, movement, 14 enlargement, replacement, repair, equipment, use and occupancy, 15 location, maintenance, removal, and demolition of every 16 building or structure or any appurtenances connected or 17 attached to such building or structure. However, detached 18 one-family and two-family dwellings and multiple single-family 19 dwellings or townhouses not more than three stories above grade 20 plane in height with a separate means of egress and their 21 accessory structures shall comply with the Iowa residential 22 code. 23 b. Existing structure. In lieu of the requirements 24 contained in section 102.6 of the international building code, 25 2015 edition, the legal occupancy of any structure existing 26 on the date of adoption of this code shall be permitted to 27 continue without change, except as specifically covered in 28 this code or the Iowa fire code, or as deemed necessary by the 29 building code commissioner for the general safety and welfare 30 of the occupants and the public. 31 c. General. In lieu of the requirements contained in 32 section 107.1 of the international building code, 2015 edition, 33 submittal documents consisting of construction documents, 34 statement of special inspections, a geotechnical report, and 35 -39- LSB 5183HV (1) 89 ko/jh 39/ 81
H.F. 2527 other data shall be submitted in one or more sets with each 1 plan review application. The construction documents shall be 2 prepared by a responsible design professional where required 3 by the statutes of the jurisdiction in which the project 4 is to be constructed. Where special conditions exist, the 5 commissioner is authorized to require additional construction 6 documents to be prepared by a responsible design professional. 7 However, the commissioner is authorized to waive the submission 8 of construction documents and other data not required to be 9 prepared by a responsible design professional if it is found 10 that the nature of the work applied for is such that review of 11 construction documents is not necessary to obtain compliance 12 with the Iowa building code. 13 d. Cabins. For the purposes of the Iowa building code, 14 “cabin building” means a residential building or structure 15 the use of which is transient in nature and which is used for 16 sleeping purposes when not classified as an institutional group 17 I or when not regulated by the Iowa residential code. 18 e. Windowed buildings. With respect to Group I-3 buildings, 19 plans and specifications for windowed buildings or portions 20 of windowed buildings shall include a rational analysis 21 demonstrating a tenable environment for exiting from the smoke 22 compartment in the area of fire origin. 23 f. Storm shelters. In lieu of the requirements contained in 24 section 423 of the international building code, 2015 edition, 25 any storm shelter or weather-safe room shall be designed and 26 constructed in accordance with ICC 500-2014. A provision of 27 ICC 500-2014 that applies to a hurricane-safe structure but 28 not a tornado-safe structure shall not apply. For a provision 29 for which a distinction is made between a tornado-safe 30 structure and a hurricane-safe structure, the requirement 31 for a tornado-safe structure shall apply. This paragraph 32 applies to storm shelters and weather-safe rooms constructed 33 on or after January 1, 2017. This paragraph does not require 34 the construction of a weather-safe room or rooms for any 35 -40- LSB 5183HV (1) 89 ko/jh 40/ 81
H.F. 2527 construction project but does establish standards for design 1 and construction of storm shelters and weather-safe rooms when 2 their construction is required by another statute, by federal 3 statute or regulation, or is incorporated voluntarily in a 4 construction project. For the purposes of this paragraph, 5 “weather-safe room” means a building, structure, or portion 6 of a building or structure built in accordance with the 7 requirements of this chapter and designated for use during a 8 severe windstorm event. 9 g. Group R. In lieu of the requirements contained in 10 section 903.2.8, except for sections 903.2.8.1 through 11 903.2.8.4, of the international building code, 2015 edition, an 12 automatic sprinkler system installed in accordance with section 13 903.3 of the Iowa building code shall be provided throughout 14 all buildings with a Group R fire area. This requirement does 15 not apply to a cabin building located in remote areas without 16 a sufficient municipal water supply for design of a fire 17 sprinkler system when all of the following apply: 18 (1) The cabin is not more than one story. 19 (2) The cabin is not more than seven hundred fifty square 20 feet in floor area. 21 (3) Fuel-fired heating equipment and other fuel-fired 22 appliances are separated from sleeping areas by a one-hour 23 fire-rated assembly. 24 (4) The cabin is provided with fire alarm and smoke alarm 25 systems as required by section 907 of the international 26 building code for R-1 occupancies. 27 (5) The cabin does not include a basement. 28 (6) A fire separation of twenty feet is maintained between 29 the cabin and any other building or structure. 30 (7) The cabin complies with all applicable requirements of 31 the Iowa building code. 32 h. Group E. 33 (1) In lieu of the requirements contained in section 907.2.3 34 of the international building code, 2015 edition, in the 35 -41- LSB 5183HV (1) 89 ko/jh 41/ 81
H.F. 2527 absence of a complete automatic sprinkler system, a complete 1 automatic detection system utilizing an emergency voice or 2 alarm communication system shall be installed throughout the 3 entire Group E occupancy. A Group E occupancy with a complete 4 automatic sprinkler system shall be provided with a fire alarm 5 system utilizing an emergency voice or alarm communication 6 system in compliance with section 907.5.2.2 and installed in 7 accordance with section 907.6 of the Iowa building code. At 8 a minimum, smoke detection shall be provided in corridors at 9 a maximum spacing of thirty feet on center, and heat or smoke 10 detection shall be provided in any hazardous or nonoccupied 11 areas. This subparagraph does not apply to a Group E occupancy 12 with an occupant load of less than fifty. 13 (2) Notwithstanding subparagraph (1), manual fire alarm 14 boxes are not required in Group E occupancies where all of the 15 following apply: 16 (a) Interior corridors are protected by smoke detectors 17 with alarm verification. 18 (b) Auditoriums, cafeterias, gymnasiums, and the like 19 are protected by heat detectors or other approved detection 20 devices. 21 (c) Shops and laboratories involving dusts or vapors 22 are protected by heat detectors or other approved detection 23 devices. 24 (d) Off-premises monitoring is provided. 25 (e) The capability to activate the evacuation signal from a 26 central point is provided. 27 (f) In buildings where normally occupied spaces are 28 provided with a two-way communication system between such 29 spaces and a constantly attended receiving station from which a 30 general evacuation alarm can be sounded, except in locations 31 specifically designated by the fire code official. 32 (3) Notwithstanding subparagraph (1), manual fire alarm 33 boxes shall not be required in Group E occupancies where the 34 building is equipped throughout with an approved automatic 35 -42- LSB 5183HV (1) 89 ko/jh 42/ 81
H.F. 2527 sprinkler system, the notification appliances will activate on 1 sprinkler water flow, and manual activation is provided from 2 a normally occupied location. 3 (4) Notwithstanding subparagraph (1), emergency voice 4 or alarm communication systems meeting the requirements of 5 section 907.5.2.2 of the Iowa building code and installed in 6 accordance with section 907.6 of the Iowa building code shall 7 not be required in Group E occupancies with occupant loads of 8 one hundred or less, provided that activation of the fire alarm 9 system initiates an approved occupant notification signal in 10 accordance with section 907.5 of the Iowa building code. 11 i. Frost protection. With respect to general means of 12 egress, exterior landings at doors shall be provided with frost 13 protection. 14 j. Exit discharge pathways. With respect to exterior exit 15 stairways and ramps, exit discharge pathways shall be paved 16 from all exits of the building to the public way. 17 k. Bleachers. With respect to assemblies, in lieu of the 18 requirements contained in section 1029.1.1 of the international 19 building code, 2015 edition, bleachers, folding and telescopic 20 seating, and grandstands that are not building elements shall 21 comply with ICC-300, standard for bleachers, folding and 22 telescopic seating, and grandstands, 2012 edition, with the 23 following amendments to ICC-300: 24 (1) Yearly inspections required. In lieu of the 25 requirements contained in ICC-300, standard for bleachers, 26 folding and telescopic seating, and grandstands, 2012 edition, 27 the owner shall cause all bleachers and folding and telescopic 28 seating installed on or after December 1, 2011, to be inspected 29 at least once per year in order to verify that the structure is 30 maintained in compliance with the provisions of this standard. 31 All folding and telescopic seating shall also be inspected to 32 evaluate compliance with the manufacturer’s installation and 33 operational instructions during the opening and closing of such 34 seating. Any inspection conducted in compliance with this 35 -43- LSB 5183HV (1) 89 ko/jh 43/ 81
H.F. 2527 section may be conducted by any knowledgeable person, including 1 but not limited to a person who has been instructed by the 2 manufacturer or installer as to procedures and standards for 3 inspections of the structure being inspected and including but 4 not limited to the owner of the structure or an employee of 5 the owner of the structure. There are no further restrictions 6 on the identity or employment of the person conducting the 7 inspection unless otherwise provided by law. The owner shall 8 maintain documentation of the required annual inspections, 9 which shall show the date and name of the person conducting the 10 inspection and shall be initialed by the person conducting the 11 inspection. 12 (2) Inspections. In lieu of the requirements contained 13 in ICC-300, standard for bleachers, folding and telescopic 14 seating, and grandstands, 2012 edition, all tiered seating that 15 was installed prior to December 1, 2011, shall be inspected at 16 least once per year. The required inspection may be conducted 17 by any knowledgeable person, including but not limited to a 18 person who has been instructed by the manufacturer or installer 19 as to procedures and standards for inspections of the structure 20 being inspected and including but not limited to the owner of 21 the structure or an employee of the owner of the structure. 22 There are no further restrictions on the identity or employment 23 of the person conducting the inspection unless otherwise 24 provided by law. All folding and telescopic seating shall 25 be inspected to evaluate compliance with the manufacturer’s 26 installation and operational instructions and shall be 27 inspected during the opening and closing of such seating. The 28 owner shall maintain documentation of the required annual 29 inspections, which shall show the date and name of the person 30 conducting the inspection and shall be initialed by the person 31 conducting the inspection. 32 l. Accessibility. With respect to accessibility, any 33 building or facility which is in compliance with the applicable 34 requirements of 661 IAC ch. 302 shall be deemed to be in 35 -44- LSB 5183HV (1) 89 ko/jh 44/ 81
H.F. 2527 compliance with any applicable requirements contained in the 1 Iowa building code concerning accessibility for persons with 2 disabilities. 3 m. Standards. Notwithstanding references in chapter 35 4 of the Iowa building code to editions of national standards 5 adopted in section 3001.2 of the Iowa building code, any 6 editions of these standards adopted by the elevator safety 7 board in 875 IAC ch. 72 are adopted by reference. If a standard 8 is adopted by reference in this section and there is no 9 adoption by reference of the same standard in 875 IAC ch. 72, 10 the adoption by reference in this section is of the edition 11 identified in chapter 35 of the Iowa building code. 12 n. References. 13 (1) All references in the international building code, 2015 14 edition, to the international plumbing code shall be deemed to 15 be references to the Iowa plumbing code. 16 (2) All references in the international building code, 2015 17 edition, to the international fuel gas code shall be deemed to 18 be references to the Iowa fuel gas code. 19 (3) All references in the international building code, 2015 20 edition, to the international mechanical code shall be deemed 21 to be references to the Iowa mechanical code. 22 (4) All references in the international building code, 2015 23 edition, to the international residential code shall be deemed 24 to be references to the Iowa residential code. 25 (5) All references in the international building code, 2015 26 edition, to the international energy conservation code shall be 27 deemed to be references to the Iowa energy conservation code. 28 o. Health care facilities. 29 (1) A hospital, as defined in 661 IAC 205.1, that is 30 required to meet the provisions of the Iowa building code shall 31 be deemed to be in compliance with the fire safety requirements 32 of the Iowa building code if the hospital is in compliance with 33 the provisions of 661 IAC 205.5. In any other case in which an 34 applicable requirement of the life safety code, 2000 edition, 35 -45- LSB 5183HV (1) 89 ko/jh 45/ 81
H.F. 2527 is inconsistent with an applicable requirement of the Iowa 1 building code, the hospital shall be deemed to be in compliance 2 with the Iowa building code requirement if the life safety code 3 requirement is met. 4 (2) A nursing facility or hospice, as defined in 661 5 IAC 205.1, that is required to meet the provisions of the 6 Iowa building code shall be deemed to be in compliance with 7 the fire safety requirements of the Iowa building code if 8 the nursing facility or hospice is in compliance with the 9 provisions of 661 IAC 205.10. In any other case in which an 10 applicable requirement of the life safety code, 2000 edition, 11 is inconsistent with an applicable requirement of the Iowa 12 building code, the nursing facility or hospice shall be deemed 13 to be in compliance with the Iowa building code requirement if 14 the life safety code requirement is met. 15 (3) An intermediate care facility for the mentally 16 retarded, as defined in 661 IAC 205.1, or intermediate care 17 facility for persons with mental illness that is required 18 to meet the provisions of the Iowa building code shall be 19 deemed to be in compliance with the fire safety requirements 20 of the Iowa building code if the intermediate care facility 21 is in compliance with the provisions of 661 IAC 205.15. In 22 any other case in which an applicable requirement of the life 23 safety code, 2000 edition, is inconsistent with an applicable 24 requirement of the Iowa building code, the intermediate care 25 facility shall be deemed to be in compliance with the Iowa 26 building code requirement if the life safety code requirement 27 is met. 28 (4) An ambulatory health care facility, as defined in 661 29 IAC 205.1, that is required to meet the provisions of the 30 Iowa building code shall be deemed to be in compliance with 31 the fire safety requirements of the Iowa building code if the 32 ambulatory health care facility is in compliance with the 33 provisions of 661 IAC 205.20. In any other case in which an 34 applicable requirement of the life safety code, 2000 edition, 35 -46- LSB 5183HV (1) 89 ko/jh 46/ 81
H.F. 2527 is inconsistent with an applicable requirement of the Iowa 1 building code, the ambulatory health care facility shall 2 be deemed to be in compliance with the Iowa building code 3 requirement if the life safety code requirement is met. 4 (5) A religious nonmedical health care institution that 5 is required to meet the provisions of the Iowa building code 6 shall be deemed to be in compliance with the provisions of the 7 Iowa building code if the institution is in compliance with the 8 provisions of 661 IAC 205.25. In any other case in which an 9 applicable requirement of the life safety code, 2000 edition, 10 is inconsistent with an applicable requirement of the Iowa 11 building code, the religious nonmedical health care institution 12 shall be deemed to be in compliance with the Iowa building code 13 requirement if the life safety code requirement is met. 14 3. A person who complies with an edition of a national code 15 published subsequent to the edition serving as the basis of the 16 Iowa fire, residential, residential energy, existing building, 17 electrical, plumbing, or mechanical code shall be deemed to be 18 in compliance with the relevant portion of the Iowa building 19 code. 20 4. A political subdivision of this state shall not enact 21 a regulation that is more or less restrictive than the Iowa 22 building code. 23 Sec. 52. Section 103A.9, subsection 1, unnumbered paragraph 24 1, Code 2022, is amended to read as follows: 25 The state building code shall contain following provisions 26 relating apply to the manufacture and installation of 27 factory-built structures. 28 Sec. 53. Section 103A.9, subsection 1, paragraph d, Code 29 2022, is amended to read as follows: 30 d. (1) All factory-built structures, without regard to 31 manufacture date, shall be installed in accordance with the 32 code in the governmental subdivisions which have adopted 33 the state Iowa building code or any other building code . 34 However, a governmental subdivision shall not require that a 35 -47- LSB 5183HV (1) 89 ko/jh 47/ 81
H.F. 2527 factory-built structure, that was manufactured in accordance 1 with federally mandated standards, be renovated in accordance 2 with the state Iowa building code or any other building 3 code which the governmental subdivision has adopted when the 4 factory-built structure is being moved from one lawful location 5 to another unless such required renovation is in conformity 6 with those specifications for the factory-built structure which 7 existed when it was manufactured or the factory-built structure 8 is being rented for occupancy. 9 (2) Existing factory-built structures not constructed to be 10 in compliance with federally mandated standards may be moved 11 from one established manufactured home community or mobile home 12 park to another and shall not be required to be renovated to 13 comply with the state Iowa building code or any other building 14 code which the governmental subdivision has adopted unless 15 the factory-built structure is being rented for occupancy or 16 has been declared a public nuisance according to standards 17 generally applied to housing. 18 Sec. 54. Section 103A.9, subsections 2 and 3, Code 2022, are 19 amended to read as follows: 20 2. The commissioner shall establish an insignia of approval 21 and provide that factory-built structures required to comply 22 with code provisions on manufacture bear an insignia of 23 approval prior to installation. The insignia may be issued 24 for other factory-built structures which meet code standards 25 and which were manufactured prior to the effective date of the 26 state Iowa building code. 27 3. The commissioner may contract with local government 28 agencies for enforcement of the code relating to manufacture 29 of factory-built structures. Code provisions relating to 30 installation of factory-built structures shall be enforced 31 by the local building departments only in those governmental 32 subdivisions which have adopted the state building code or any 33 other building code. 34 Sec. 55. Section 103A.10, subsection 1, Code 2022, is 35 -48- LSB 5183HV (1) 89 ko/jh 48/ 81
H.F. 2527 amended to read as follows: 1 1. The state Iowa building code shall, for the buildings and 2 structures to which it is applicable, constitute a lawful local 3 the only enforceable building code in this state . 4 Sec. 56. Section 103A.10, subsection 2, unnumbered 5 paragraph 1, Code 2022, is amended to read as follows: 6 The state Iowa building code shall be applicable: 7 Sec. 57. Section 103A.10, subsection 2, paragraph d, Code 8 2022, is amended to read as follows: 9 d. In each city with a population of more than fifteen 10 thousand that has not adopted a local building code that 11 is substantially in accord with standards developed by a 12 nationally recognized building code organization. The , the 13 city shall enforce the state Iowa building code, including the 14 provisions in section 103A.19, subsection 2 . 15 Sec. 58. Section 103A.10, subsection 3, Code 2022, is 16 amended to read as follows: 17 3. Provisions of the state Iowa building code relating to 18 the manufacture and installation of factory-built structures 19 shall apply throughout the state. A factory-built structure 20 approved by the commissioner shall be deemed to comply with 21 all building regulations applicable to its manufacture and 22 installation and shall be exempt from any other state or local 23 building regulations. Except with respect to manufactured 24 homes, as defined in section 103A.51, subsection 4 , a provision 25 of this chapter relating to the manufacture or installation 26 of factory-built structures shall not alter or supersede 27 any provision of chapter 542B concerning the practice of 28 professional engineering or chapter 544A concerning the 29 practice of architecture. 30 Sec. 59. Section 103A.10, subsection 4, paragraphs a and b, 31 Code 2022, are amended to read as follows: 32 a. Provisions of the state Iowa building code establishing 33 thermal efficiency energy conservation standards shall be 34 applicable to all construction in the state which will contain 35 -49- LSB 5183HV (1) 89 ko/jh 49/ 81
H.F. 2527 enclosed space that is heated or cooled. The commissioner 1 shall provide appropriate exceptions for construction where 2 the application of an energy conservation requirement adopted 3 pursuant to this chapter would be impractical. 4 b. Provisions of the state Iowa building code establishing 5 lighting efficiency standards shall be applicable to all 6 construction in the state and to new and replacement lighting 7 in existing buildings. 8 Sec. 60. Section 103A.10A, subsections 1 and 3, Code 2022, 9 are amended to read as follows: 10 1. All newly constructed buildings or structures subject 11 to the state Iowa building code, including any addition, but 12 excluding any renovation or repair of such a building or 13 structure, owned by the state or an agency of the state, except 14 as provided in subsection 2 , shall be subject to a plan review 15 and inspection by the commissioner or an independent building 16 inspector appointed by the commissioner. Any renovation or 17 repair of such a building or structure shall be subject to a 18 plan review, except as provided in subsection 2 . A fee shall 19 be assessed for the cost of plan review, and, if applicable, 20 the cost of inspection. The commissioner may inspect an 21 existing building that is undergoing renovation or remodeling 22 to enforce the energy conservation requirements established 23 under this chapter . 24 3. All newly constructed buildings and structures the 25 construction of which is paid for in whole or in part with 26 moneys appropriated by the state but which are not wholly 27 owned by the state are subject to the plan review and 28 inspection requirements as provided in this subsection . If 29 a governmental subdivision has adopted a building code, 30 electrical code, mechanical code, and plumbing code and 31 performs inspections pursuant to such codes, such buildings 32 or structures shall be built to comply with such codes. 33 However, if a governmental subdivision has not adopted a 34 building code, electrical code, mechanical code, and plumbing 35 -50- LSB 5183HV (1) 89 ko/jh 50/ 81
H.F. 2527 code, or does not perform inspections pursuant to such codes, 1 such buildings or structures shall be built to comply with 2 the state Iowa building code and shall be subject to a plan 3 review and inspection by the commissioner or an independent 4 building inspector appointed by the commissioner. A fee 5 shall be assessed for the cost of plan review and the cost of 6 inspection. 7 Sec. 61. Section 103A.11, subsections 2 and 3, Code 2022, 8 are amended to read as follows: 9 2. The text of any proposed rule shall be made available 10 for inspection at the office of the commissioner and shall be 11 distributed to the governmental subdivisions which have adopted 12 the state Iowa building code, and to any other person who 13 requests a copy. 14 3. Copies of every rule shall be sent by the commissioner to 15 all governmental subdivisions which have adopted the state Iowa 16 building code. 17 Sec. 62. Section 103A.12, Code 2022, is amended to read as 18 follows: 19 103A.12 Adoption and withdrawal —— procedure. 20 1. The state In addition to each city with a population 21 of more than fifteen thousand, the Iowa building code is 22 applicable in each governmental subdivision of the state in 23 which the governing body has enacted an ordinance accepting the 24 applicability of the code and has filed a certified copy of the 25 ordinance in the office of the commissioner. The state Iowa 26 building code becomes effective in the governmental subdivision 27 upon the date fixed by the governmental subdivision ordinance, 28 which must not be more than six months after the date of 29 adoption of the ordinance. 30 2. A governmental subdivision in which the state Iowa 31 building code is applicable may by ordinance, at any time 32 after one year has elapsed since the code became applicable, 33 withdraw from the application of the code. The local governing 34 body shall hold a public hearing, after giving not less than 35 -51- LSB 5183HV (1) 89 ko/jh 51/ 81
H.F. 2527 four but not more than twenty days’ public notice, together 1 with written notice to the commissioner of the time, place, 2 and purpose of the hearing, before the ordinance to withdraw 3 is voted upon. A certified copy of the vote of the local 4 governing body shall be transmitted within ten days after the 5 vote is taken to the commissioner. The ordinance becomes 6 effective at a time to be specified in the ordinance, which 7 must be not less than one hundred eighty days after the date 8 of adoption. Upon the effective date of the ordinance, the 9 state Iowa building code ceases to apply to the governmental 10 subdivision except that construction of a building or structure 11 pursuant to a permit previously issued is not affected by the 12 withdrawal. 13 3. A governmental subdivision which has withdrawn from the 14 application of the state Iowa building code may, at any time 15 thereafter, restore the application of the code in the same 16 manner as specified in this section . 17 Sec. 63. Section 103A.13, subsections 1 and 2, Code 2022, 18 are amended to read as follows: 19 1. The provisions of the state Iowa building code shall not 20 prevent the use of any material or method of construction not 21 specifically prescribed therein, provided any such alternate 22 has been approved by the building code commissioner. 23 2. The commissioner may approve any alternate if the 24 commissioner finds that the proper design is satisfactory and 25 that the material, method, or work offered is, for the purpose 26