Pa. lawmaker wants to reform state code commission rules

Democratic state Rep. Bill Keller of Philadelphia says he wants to fix what looks like a broken commission.

August 22, 2013

Democratic state Rep. Bill Keller of Philadelphia says he wants to fix what looks like a broken commission. A 2011 law shifted the process for the panel to make it easier to reject than accept code updates, like energy efficiency and safety requirements. Subsequently, the panel rejected all the most recent round of code updates, citing an inability to find consensus on some and an accumulation of too many costly updates over time. "You just can’t just say we’re never going to adopt the new codes," Keller says.

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