CHAPTER NO. 800

SENATE BILL NO. 2373

By Graves

Substituted for: House Bill No. 2628

By Stamps, McDonald

AN ACT To amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 68, Chapter 120, relative to building regulations.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE:

SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 68, Chapter 120, Part 1Error! Bookmark not defined., is amended by adding the following as a new section thereto:

SECTION 1. (a) Notwithstanding the provision of Section 68-120-101, or any other law to the contrary, the State Fire Marshal's Office may be utilized to hear an appeal and issue a ruling, regarding a building or fire code issue which involves a county building located within a city, when a conflict arises between the city and county. The State Fire Marshal's Office must provide a decision within ten (10) working days of receipt of the written appeal.

(b) The provisions of this section shall not apply to buildings or facilities reviewed or licensed by the Board for Licensing Health Care Facilities.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law, the public welfare requiring it.

PASSED: April 9, 1998

APPROVED this 23rd day of April 1998