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HB 2009

As Engrossed: S3/26/97

State of Arkansas

 

As Engrossed: S3/26/97
81st General Assembly

A Bill

ACT 1228 OF 1997
Regular Session, 1997
HOUSE BILL 2009

By: Representative Ferguson

For An Act To Be Entitled
"AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 12-80-105 CONCERNING EXEMPTIONS FROM EARTHQUAKE RESISTANT DESIGN LAW; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES."

Subtitle
"AN ACT CONCERNING EXEMPTIONS FROM EARTHQUAKE RESISTANT DESIGN LAW."

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

SECTION 1. Arkansas Code 12-80-105 is amended to read as follows:
"12-80-105. Exemptions.
(a) Certain building types such as single family residential, duplexes, triplexes, fourplexes, and agricultural structures shall not be included in the requirements of this chapter.
(b)(1) The park and recreational facilities of the State of Arkansas, any of its agencies or departments, or any city, town, or county government or any school district shall not be included in the requirements of this chapter. (2) As used in this subsection, _park and recreational facilities_ shall mean any facilities which are generally open structures and have three (3) or fewer sides and are used for athletics, recreation, relaxation, entertainment, cultural development, and other recreational activities, including, without limitation, park pavilions, amphitheaters, covered stage areas, camping centers, tennis courts, golf course shelters, athletic fields, baseball fields and dugouts, and various other similar park and recreational facilities.
(c) No facility shall be exempt from the requirements of this chapter: (1) Which has any part, intended for use by the public, with standing or seating surfaces more than eight feet (8') above the ground; or
(2) Which has any covered area of greater than one thousand five hundred (1,500) square feet intended for use by the public.
Buildings of four thousand (4,000) square feet or less shall be exempt from the requirements of this chapter only upon the resolution of the local planning commission, or in the absence of a local planning commission, upon the resolution of the governing body of the political subdivision."

SECTION 2. All provisions of this act of a general and permanent nature are amendatory to the Arkansas Code of 1987 Annotated and the Arkansas Code Revision Commission shall incorporate the same in the Code.

SECTION 3. If any provision of this act or the application thereof to any person or circumstance is held invalid, such invalidity shall not affect other provisions or applications of the act which can be given effect without the invalid provision or application, and to this end the provisions of this act are declared to be severable.

SECTION 4. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this act are hereby repealed.

/s/Ferguson

APPROVED: BECAME LAW ON WITHOUT GOVERNOR'S SIGNATURE


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