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New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal Meeting Minutes of Various Building Code Councils

Held by the New York State Archives


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New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series consists primarily of meeting minutes. Associated material includes agendas; background material; public hearing documents; reports and studies on the operation and effectiveness of the code; local regulation restrictions, adoptions, or amendments to state building codes; and other documents pertaining to council activities.
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Quantity:
22 cubic feet (includes 17 volumes)
Inclusive Dates:
1949-1994, 1998
Series Number:
19812

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Chronological by date of meeting.

Administrative History

In 1981 the Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code was enacted to supercede the outdated State Building Construction Code and State Building Conservation and Fire Protection Code. Among its provisions, the law established the Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code Council and administratively placed it under the Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR). The DHCR commissioner chaired the council.

In 1996, the Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code was amended (Chapter 309) to provide for the transfer of the council and its activities to the Dept. of State.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists primarily of meeting minutes. Associated material includes agendas; background material; public hearing documents; reports and studies on the operation and effectiveness of the code; local regulation restrictions, adoptions, or amendments to state building codes; and other documents pertaining to council activities.

19812-98: The bulk of these minutes documents meetings and activities of the State Building Code Commission (1949-1961) and the State Building Code Council (1961-1981). Only the more recent minutes in the accretion document meetings of the State Fire Prevention and Building Code Council of the Division of Housing and Community Renewal.

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