Federal Safe Building Code Incentive Act’s bipartisan support, no notable objection, bodes well for passage

The Safe Building Code Incentive Act would give states a little extra post-disaster federal funding if they enacted and enforced nationally recognized building codes for businesses and residences before disaster strikes. About 20 states would either qualify immediately for the added help or would be able to do so with minor changes to their laws and standards as things stand now. No objection was raised to the bill during a hearing before a House of Representatives panel last month, and the bill reportedly has bipartisan support. This bodes well for its eventual passage.


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