The Blueprint: "Plain English" Summaries on Recently Passed Reforms

ALSO: DSPS Update on Electrical Code: Attention Electricians • New Commercial Building Codes Goes into Effect May 1st • More WHEDA Loans Coming for New Construction as a Result of 2017 WI Act 277 •  Madison Mayor Paul Soglin Claims Democrat Primary is a "Two-Person" Race •  Senator Roth Gets an Opponent • 2017 Wisconsin Act 330: Safe Buildings with Fewer Carbon Monoxide Detectors • From NAHB: Safe, Affordable Homes Win at Code Hearings


"Plain English" Summaries on Recently Passed Wetlands and Statute of Repose Reforms

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

Recently, Governor Walker signed into law two pieces of legislation strongly supported by the WBA.  One bill, now 2017 Wisconsin Act 183, will allow greater flexibilities to develop and build in areas that have state regulated and artificial wetlands.  2017 Wisconsin Act 235 will also change the numbers of years a builder and remodeler can be exposed to a lawsuit from 10 to 7 years.

After each piece of legislation is signed into law and receives an Act number, a summary of the new law is written by the Wisconsin Legislative Council.  “Wisconsin Legislative Council Act Memos” provide lawmakers and the general public a “plain English” summary of all recently passed legislation to provide guidance on how this law change can now be implemented...


DSPS Update on Electrical Code: Attention Electricians

The Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) - Division of Industry Services wishes to update you on the status of the SPS 316 Electrical Code Package (CR 16-093)...


New Commercial Building Code Goes into Effect May 1st

As we have mentioned in the past, revisions to the Wisconsin Commercial Building Code will go into effect on May 1, 2018...


More WHEDA Loans Coming for New Construction as a Result of 2017 WI Act 277

Another bill that members talked to their legislators on during WBA’s Advocacy Day at the Capitol event in February was recently signed into law after receiving bipartisan support by members of the legislature...


Madison Mayor Paul Soglin Claims Democrat Primary is a "Two-Person" Race

Current Madison Mayor and Democrat candidate for governor Paul Soglin recently released a poll showing that he was in second place to current Wisconsin Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers... 


Senator Roth Gets an Opponent

State Senate President and WBA builder member Roger Roth now has an opponent for his first reelection campaign for the state senate seat he was first elected to in November 2014... 


2017 Wisconsin Act 330: Safe Buildings with Fewer Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Sometimes legislation makes too much sense not to pass.  That was the consensus around 2017 Assembly Bill 904, a “clean up” proposal advocated by the Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS)...


From NAHB: Safe, Affordable Homes Win at Code Hearings

Nine days of hearings on proposed amendments to many of the International Code Council’s (ICC) building codes governing the construction of single- and multifamily homes have resulted in a series of victories for safe and affordable housing...
 

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