The New York State Fire Prevention and Building Code Council met last month and Department of State staff outlined their plan for implementing the new 2018-2019 New York State codes.
By the second week of November, DOS staff hopes to put out a Notice of Rules in Development which will begin a public comment period on the new code.
The next Code Council meeting is set for December 5
. DOS staff will provide Code Council members with all of the provided public comments and begin discussions for how the final codes will look.
The council hopes to have a final code in place by their springtime meeting with a finalized official code by next fall.
NYSBA will notify all members when the public comment period begins. It is important that all NYSBA members interact with the Code Council during this period. We will provide talking points to assist everyone in this process.
NYSBA has provided further detailed information for members on the upcoming changes to the
. If you require additional information or assistance, please contact