The Blueprint: Statute of Repose Timeframe Reformed

ALSO: Wetland Reform Becomes Law • Development and Housing Affordability Act Now 2017 Wisconsin Act 243 • Efficiency Coming to DSPS Councils with 2017 Wisconsin Act 240 • Looking for a Speaker to Tell the Good News? • Join DSPS for Spring Session of "Ask the Code Official" • From NAHB: Timber Towers Face Key Vote


A More Reasonable Timeframe for Statute of Repose Becomes Law

 Executive Director Brad Boycks and Immediate Past President David Belman attended bill signing.

This week, Governor Walker Signed Assembly Bill 773 (AB 773) which contains a number of civil litigation reforms. 

Representative Mark Born and John Nygren, along with Senators Dave Craig and Tom Tiffany, deserve a great deal of credit for getting this comprehensive package of reforms passed before the close of the legislative session.

After completing other key priorities by the end of February, the passage of AB 773 became a top priority during the closing days of the legislative session mid-March.  During the end of this session, AB 773 appeared to be “dead” a number of times, so passage of the final version of the bill was the result of a great deal of effort by the WBA, the Wisconsin Civil Justice Council, the Wisconsin Insurance Alliance, the Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce, and the National Federation of Independent Business...


Wetland Reform Becomes Law

After several changes during the legislative process in both the state assembly and the state senate, the legislation to reform and streamline the permitting process to build in areas that contain wetlands was signed into law last week...


Development and Housing Affordability Act Now 2017 Wisconsin Act 243

Outside of a state budget, it is rare to craft a piece of legislation that has as many housing wins as 2017 Assembly Bill 770 (AB 770).  Discussion on AB 770 began early in 2017 and continued as the legislation was changed in committee with one additional small change coming on the floor of the state senate very late in the process...
 

Efficiency Coming to DSPS Councils with 2017 Wisconsin Act 240

The third WBA-supported bill to be signed into law on April 2nd was Senate Bill 394 (SB 394), authored by Representative John Jagler and Senator Frank Lasee.  SB 394 merges the functions of the Building Inspector Review Board and the Contractor Certification Council to the duties of the Uniform Dwelling Code Council...


Looking for a Speaker to Tell the Good News?

The summary of the four bills that recently became law are just some of the public policy changes WBA’s advocacy efforts were able to get passed into law this year...


Join DSPS for Our Spring Session of "Ask the Code Official"

This teleconference will be including commercial building, plumbing and dwelling unit topics...


From NAHB: Timber Towers Face Key Vote

Proposals for an innovative method of wood construction that could allow 18-story wood residential buildings face their first key vote for incorporation in the 2021 edition of the International Code Council’s International Building Code...

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