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NC building codes would last longer in House bill

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North Carolina lawmakers are considering on leaving residential building codes in place longer and blocking local governments from additional kinds of inspections without approval by state regulators.

A bill given tentative approval by the state House Monday would extend the cycle for revising new home building codes from three years to six years. Local governments also couldn't initiate other types of inspections on their own beyond what the state code requires.

The bill is backed by home builders. They say the longer cycle period would save money for builders and designers that must purchase new codes and get training based on them. Sponsor Rep. Mike Hager of Rutherfordton says it will also help a rebounding construction industry.

Opponents counter that the 3-year cycle encourages safety and follows international code rules.

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