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SB 453 - Authorizes Annual Farming Construction Code Building Exemptions - Pennsylvania Key Vote

Jay Costa, Jr. voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (27-20) - (Key vote)
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Title: Authorizes Annual Farming Construction Code Building Exemptions

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes certain farming exemptions for construction building codes.



  • Requires a farming building owner to annually comply with a building inspector who will determine if their building meets all the safety conditions in order to be considered a historical agricultural building, including (Sec. 2):

    • The building complies with fire safety provisions such as wired or wireless smoke detectors;

    • Portable fire extinguishers placed in accessible building locations; and

    • Signs prohibiting smoking or open flames inside the building, except open flames for the purpose of reheating or maintaining food temperatures.

  • Defines “historical agricultural building” as a building originally constructed before January 1, 1999 and is used for occupancy by the general public for weddings, receptions, and similar social events throughout the year (Sec. 1).

  • Establishes that this act shall take effect immediately upon passage (Sec. 3).

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Authorizes Annual Farming Construction Code Building Exemptions



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