Session of 2000
Effective: July 1, 2000


      An Act concerning the Kansas fire prevention code; relating to compliance with certain
building codes; amending K.S.A. 31-134a and repealing the existing section.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:

      Section  1. K.S.A. 31-134a is hereby amended to read as follows: 31-
134a. (a) A building shall be deemed to comply with the Kansas fire
prevention code if the building conforms to one of the following building
codes, has been issued a certificate of occupancy and conforms to any
special requirements of the Kansas fire prevention code which are not
covered by such building code:

      (1) The 1976 or 1979 edition of the uniform building code;

      (2) the 1975 or 1978 edition of the basic building code (B.O.C.A.);

      (3) the 1976 or 1979 edition of the standard building code (also
known as the southern standard building code); or

      (4) the 2000 edition of the international building code.

      (b) The state fire marshal shall adopt rules and regulations specifying
those subsequent editions of the codes enumerated in subsection (a) and
those editions of other nationally recognized building codes which the
state fire marshal has determined provide protection equivalent to that
of the Kansas fire prevention code.

      (c) This section shall be part of and supplemental to K.S.A. 31-132
to 31-150, inclusive, and K.S.A. 31-150a, and amendments thereto.

     Sec.  2. K.S.A. 31-134a is hereby repealed.
     Sec.  3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
publication in the statute book.