|AIA Hawaii State Council Government Affairs Commission|
The Government Affairs Commission keeps track of and reports on Government and Legislative issues affecting design professionals and the practice of architecture in Hawaii in order to educate and inform AIA members and other design professionals throughout the state.
by Dan Chun, AIAHSC Government Affairs Commission
AIA Hawaii State Council 's top priority is having state funds released to update our aged building code based on IBC 2006 - published eleven years ago. Two bills have passed. AIAHSC prefers HB1436. In many past years the legislature funded update efforts only to have the governor decline to release the appropriations. Governor Ige has as bad of a record as his predecessors; demonstrating his lack of support for state building codes.
For full text of the bills go to www.capitol.hawaii.gov
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