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"Maine Adopts a Voluntary Statewide Building Code" (2004 OPLA~Notes)

Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code
Last updated: February 2018

Introduction

The Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code began as a voluntary building code in 2004. It was adopted as a mandatory code in 2008.

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Year LD Amendments Session Law MRS Sections
Affected
Legislative Record Committee Files / News / Study Reports Full LD
History
2004 LD 1025

An Act To Adopt a Model Building Code
Enacted with amendment:

S-417
PL 2003, c. 580 Enacted:
10 MRS §§9701-9706
House, March 22, 2004
p. H-1408-H-1413
Committee File:  Yes

Report:  Final report on building energy codes presented by the Maine Public Utilities Commission to the Joint Standing Committee on Utilities and Energy
Yes
2005 LD 472

An Act To Amend the Statewide Building Code
Enacted with amendment:

H-295
PL 2005, c. 200 Enacted:
10 MRS §9701(2)

Amended:
10 MRS §9702
No debate. Committee File:  Yes Yes
2007 LD 677

Resolve, Directing the Development of a Building Code and Building Rehabilitation Code Implementation Plan
Enacted with amendment:

S-94
Res. 2007, c. 46 Calls for various agencies to develop an implementation plan by Jan. 15, 2008 No debate. Committee File:  Yes Yes
2008 LD 2257

An Act to Establish a Uniform Building and Energy Code
Enacted with amendments:

H-983
H-1005

PL 2007, c. 699 Enacted:
5 MRS §12004-G(5-A)
10 MRS §1415-C(7)
10 MRS §1415-D(2)
10 MRS §1420(4)
10 MRS §9707
10 MRS §§9721-9725
25 MRS §§2371-2374
25 MRS §2450-A
25 MRS §2466(5)
30-A MRS §4451(3-A)
35-A MRS §121(3)

Amended:
25 MRS §2351
25 MRS §2353
25 MRS §2357
25 MRS §2361
25 MRS §2450
30-A MRS §4451(2-A)(E)
30-A MRS §4451(3)
30-A MRS §4452(5)
House, April 11, 2008
p. H-1551-H-1556

House, April 11, 2008
p. H-1562-H-1563

Senate, April 14, 2008
p. S-1985-S-1989

Senate, April 18, 2008
p. S-2112-S-2114
Committee File:  Yes Yes
2009 LD 652

An Act to Clarify the Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code
Enacted with amendment:

H-301
PL 2009, c. 261 Enacted:
10 MRS §9721(1-A)
25 MRS §2371-A
25 MRS §2353-A
25 MRS §2357-A
25 MRS §2361(1-A)

Amended:
10 MRS §1415-C(7)
10 MRS §1415-D(2)
10 MRS §1420(4)
10 MRS §9707
10 MRS §9722(6)(E)
10 MRS §9724(1)-(3)
25 MRS §2352
25 MRS §2354
25 MRS §2356
25 MRS §2358
25 MRS §2359
25 MRS §2360
25 MRS §2373
25 MRS §2466(5)
30-A MRS §4451(2-A)
30-A MRS §7060(1)(B)
30-A MRS §7060(2)
33 MRS §592(7)(A)
33 MRS §1602-101(b)

Repealed and Replaced:
25 MRS §2351
25 MRS §2353
25 MRS §2357
25 MRS §2361(1)
No debate. Committee File:  Yes Yes
2011 LD 1253

An Act to Amend the Laws Governing the Enforcement of Statewide Uniform Building Codes
 Enacted with amendment:

S-210
PL 2011, c. 365 Amended:
10 MRS §9724(4)
25 MRS §2357-A
25 MRS §2361
25 MRS §2371
No debate. Committee File:  Yes Yes
2011 LD 1416

An Act To Provide Options to Municipalities Concerning the Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code
Enacted with amendment:

H-553
PL 2011, c. 408 Amended:
10 MRS §9724(1)
10 MRS §9724(3)
10 MRS §9724(4)
Senate, June 9, 2011
p. S-1201-S-1208
Committee File:  Yes

News:  "Legislature exempts more towns from building code law." Sun Journal. 6/15/2011, p. A2.

News:  "Legislature drops building standards for rural Mainers." Sun Journal. 6/16/2011, p. A8.

News:  "Legislature exempts more towns from state building code." Herald Gazette. 6/17/2011, p. 23.
Yes
2011 LD 1619

An Act To Resolve Conflicts in the Implementation of the Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code
Enacted with amendment:

S-486
PL 2011, c. 582 Enacted:
10 MRS §9724

Amended:
10 MRS §9724(5)
25 MRS §2351-A
25 MRS §2353-A
25 MRS §2356
25 MRS §2357-A
No debate. Committee File:  Yes Yes
2011 LD 1697

An Act Relating to the Calculation of Population for Purposes of the Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code and Public Safety Answering Point Assessments
N/A PL 2011, c. 505 Enacted:
10 MRS §9724(1-B)
25 MRS §2923-A

Amended:
25 MRS §2923-A
No debate. Committee File:  Yes

News:  "Legislative panel backs bill to exclude prisoners from Warren's population count." Bangor Daily News. 2/11/2012, p. B3.
Yes
2011 LD 1787

An Act To Create Efficiencies in the Administration and Enforcement of the Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code
Enacted with amendment:

H-892
PL 2011, c. 633 Enacted:
25 MRS §2371(5-A)

Amended:
5 MRS §948(1)(L)
5 MRS §948(1)(M)
10 MRS §9042(3)
10 MRS §9722(1)
10 MRS §9723(2)
25 MRS §2372
25 MRS §2373(4)
25 MRS §2374
25 MRS §2450-A
25 MRS §2901
25 MRS §2902(10)

Repealed:
5 MRS §948(1)(N)
25 MRS §2371(3)
25 MRS §2902(11)
No debate. Committee File:  Yes

Yes
2011 LD 1903

An Act To Make Additional Supplemental Appropriations…for the Fiscal Years Ending June 30, 2012 and June 30, 2013
Enacted with amendments:

H-938
H-949*
PL 2011, c. 655, §MM-10 Amended:
10 MRS §9722(2)(I)
House, April 12, 2012
p. H-1515-H-1520

Senate, April 12, 2012
p. S-2225-S-2227
Committee File:  Yes Yes
Revisor's Report N/A RR 2011, c. 1,  §§9-12 Amended:

10 MRS §9721(3)
10 MRS §9721(4)
10 MRS §9722(6)(K)
10 MRS §9722(6)(L)
N/A N/A N/A
2013 LD 175

An Act To Update the Laws Governing Energy Efficiency Building Performance Standards
Enacted with amendment:

S-47
PL 2013, c. 120 Amended:
10 MRS §1415-G(4)
10 MRS §9721(1-A)

Repealed:
10 MRS §1412
10 MRS §1413(1-A)
10 MRS §1413(1-B)
10 MRS §1413(3)
10 MRS §1413(9-A)
10 MRS §1413(12)
10 MRS §1413(14)
10 MRS §1413(16)
10 MRS §1414-A
10 MRS §1415-E
10 MRS §1415-I
No debate. Committee File:  Yes Yes
2013 LD 1536

An Act To Correct Errors and Inconsistencies in the Laws of Maine
Enacted with amendments:

H-566*     H-574*
H-569*     H-576*
H-570*     H-577*
H-471*     H-578*
H-572*     S-369*
H-573*
PL 2013, c. 424, §§A-3, A-12, and A-13 Repealed and replaced:
10 MRSA §9723(2)
25 MRSA §2374
25 MRSA §2450-A
House, July 9, 2013
p. H-1219

House, July 9, 2013
p. H-1257
Committee File:  Yes Yes
2013 LD 1841

An Act To Correct Errors and Inconsistencies in the Laws of Maine
Enacted with amendment:

H-841
PL 2013, c. 588, §§D-1 and D-2 Amended:
10 MRSA §9721(1-A)
10 MRSA §9724(2)
No debate. Committee File:  Yes Yes
2015 LD 1182

An Act To Exempt Certain Agricultural Buildings from the Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code
N/A PL 2015, c. 126 Amended:
10 MRS §9722(6)(L)
10 MRS §9722(6)(M)
10 MRS §9722(6)(N)
No debate. Committee File:  Yes Yes