Uniform Construction Code Council

Name Uniform Construction Code Council
Contact Person Butch Browning - State Fire Marshal / Assistant Secretary, Office of State Fire Marshal, Department of Public Safety
Mailing Address 8181 Independence Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Phone Number 225-922-0817
Fax Number 225-922-2065
Board Email lsuccc@dps.la.gov
Website www.dps.louisiana.gov/lsuccc
Legal Authority RS 40:1730.21-1730.40
Year Created 2005
Organizational Placement Department of Public Safety
Purpose/Function The primary function of the council is to review and adopt the state uniform construction code, provide training and education of code officials, and accept all requests for amendments of the code, except the Louisiana State Plumbing Code [Part XIV (Plumbing) of the State Sanitary Code]. Specifically, the council shall establish the requirements and process for the certification and continuing education of code enforcement officers, code enforcement inspectors, third party providers and building officials and determines whether amendments to the state uniform construction code are justified. If the council determines that an amendment if justified, it may enact such an amendment after finding on the record that the modification provides a reasonable degree of public health, safety, and welfare.
Number of Entity Members: Number Authorized: 19
Number Currently Serving: 19
Number of Entity Meetings: Actual number in prior year: 9
Estimated number in current year: 12
The Entity is:
Active   Inactive   Not fully organized   Disbanded   Never fully organized
Do members receive per diem, salaries, and/or travel expense reimbursements?
Yes   No
Excluding member per diem, salaries, and travel expense reimbursements, does the entity receive or expend funds?
Yes   No
Entity Member Per Diem:
  Amount Authorized: $0      per meeting   per meeting day   per day spent on board business   None

Total entity member per diem:
  Prior year actual: $0
  Current year budgeted: $0
Entity Member Salaries:
  Prior year actual: $0
  Current year budgeted: $0
Entity Member Travel Expense Reimbursement:
  Prior year actual: $9068
  Current year budgeted: $0
Number and Type of Authorized Employee Positions:
Classified: 0
Unclassified: 0
Part-time: 0
Entity Fiscal Year End:
4/30         7/31         10/31         Other (identify date)
6/30         9/30         12/31         None
Participation in State Employee Benefit Programs:
    Employees:
       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs

    Members:
       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs
A state agency provides: (Check all that apply and identify the state agency)
Per Diem Payments          State Agency:
Travel Reimbursements    State Agency: Department of Public Safety
Other (explain)  Provides Adminstrative Support  State Agency: Department of Public Safety
Is this entity a budget unit or included within a budget unit of the State of Louisiana as defined by LSA-R.S. 39:2?
   Yes    No
  If yes, identify the budget unit and the budget schedule number below:
  Budget Unit Name:
  Budget Schedule Number:
Notes The Louisiana State Uniform Construction Code Council is responsible for the registration of building codes enforcement officers. There is no fee associated with registration. The operation of the Louisiana State Uniform Construction Code Council is supported by the Fire Marshal Fund and the Council’s administrator is an employee of the Office of State Fire Marshal. Expenditures associated with travel reimbursements of Louisiana State Uniform Construction Code Council members (appointees of the governor) come from the Fire Marshal Fund.
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