Thursday, March 6, 2014

Walker’s Big Government takeover replaces local building codes with one-size-fits-all regulations, puts council of contractors and industry in charge.

Sure this is the very definition of fascism; “the veneration of the state, a devotion to a strong leader, and allying with industrial businesses and attacking workers and peasants in the name of preserving order and internal peace,” but Republicans just roll their eyes at the mere mention of the word.

This shocking ideological purification of government leaves little doubt about the existence of the rightwing authoritarian movement. 

This bill, mentioned in previous posts, is only the beginning of what will be a great unwinding of regulation and safety standards. The question is; why do we need to change anything?
Daily Reporter: An Assembly committee is scheduled to vote Thursday on a bill that would adopt a uniform commercial building code for Wisconsin. The legislation, put forward by the Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin and similar groups, would take away local governments’ ability to set commercial-building standards that are stricter than the state’s. The one exception to the uniform code would be for fire-safety ordinances that cities, villages and towns adopted before May 1, 2013.

AB 782 would also place the responsibility of making revisions to the commercial code in the hands of a building code council made up of building inspectors, contractors, architects and those belonging to similar trades and professions. The council members would be appointed by the governor and would serve three-year terms. 

1 comment:

  1. Glad I live in a house built in the 50's. I would hate to buy a home that Walker's donors skimmed on the codes to profit more. How many people will die just like the boy at O'Donnell park? Whose death Walker covered up and 2 Walker donors did the shoddy work on? How many more people will be at peril so Walker can sell out our safety?? Wake up WI - Walker has to go.