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101.973 101.973 Department duties. The department shall:
101.973(1) (1) Promulgate rules that establish standards for the construction of multifamily dwellings and their components.
101.973(2) (2) Biennially review the rules promulgated under this subchapter.
101.973(3) (3) Issue any special order that it considers necessary to secure compliance with this subchapter.
101.973(4) (4) Prescribe and furnish to political subdivisions a standard building permit format for all multifamily dwellings subject to this subchapter.
101.973(5) (5) Collect and publish the data secured from the building permits.
101.973(6) (6) Hear under s. 101.02 (6) (e) to (i) and (8) petitions regarding the rules promulgated and special orders issued under this subchapter.
101.973(7) (7) Establish by rule a schedule of fees sufficient to defray the costs incurred by the department under this subchapter.
101.973(8) (8) Deposit the moneys received from the fees under sub. (7) in the appropriation under s. 20.143 (3) (j).
101.973(9) (9) Incorporate by reference in the rules promulgated under this subchapter all rules promulgated under subch. I that apply to multifamily dwellings.
101.973(10) (10) Establish a program of quality control training for all inspectors who inspect multifamily dwellings for compliance with this subchapter.
101.973(11) (11) Contract with the legislative audit bureau to make periodic performance audits of any division of the department that is responsible for inspections of multifamily dwellings.
101.973 History History: 1991 a. 269; 1995 a. 27.
101.974 101.974 Department powers. The department may:
101.974(1) (1) Hold hearings on any matter relating to this subchapter and issue subpoenas to compel the attendance of witnesses and the production of evidence at such hearings.
101.974(2) (2) Promulgate the rules under this subchapter after consultation with the multifamily dwelling code council.
101.974(3) (3) Provide for or engage in the testing, approval and certification of materials, methods and equipment of construction.
101.974(4) (4) Promulgate rules prescribing procedures for approving new building materials, methods and equipment.
101.974(5) (5) Study the administration of the rules promulgated under this subchapter and other laws related to the construction of multifamily dwelling units to determine their impact on the cost of building construction and their effectiveness in ensuring the health, safety and welfare of the occupants.
101.974 History History: 1991 a. 269.
101.975 101.975 Local government authority.
101.975(1) (1) A political subdivision may regulate the construction and installation of windows and doors in multifamily dwellings if the regulation is related to preventing illegal entry.
101.975(2) (2) A political subdivision shall use the standard building permit format prescribed and furnished by the department under s. 101.973 (4) and file a copy of each permit issued with the department.
101.975(3) (3)
101.975(3)(a)(a) In this subsection, "preexisting stricter sprinkler ordinance" means an ordinance that fulfills all of the following requirements:
101.975(3)(a)1. 1. The ordinance requires an automatic sprinkler system in multifamily dwellings containing 20 or less attached dwelling units.
101.975(3)(a)2. 2. The ordinance was in effect on January 1, 1992, and remains in effect on May 1, 1992.
101.975(3)(a)3. 3. The ordinance does not conform to this subchapter and s. 101.02 (7m) or is contrary to an order of the department under subch. I.
101.975(3)(a)4. 4. The ordinance is more stringent than the corresponding provision of this subchapter or s. 101.02 or the contrary provision of an order of the department under subch. I.
101.975(3)(b) (b) If a political subdivision has a preexisting stricter sprinkler ordinance, that ordinance remains in effect, except that the political subdivision may amend the ordinance to conform to this subchapter and s. 101.02 (7m) and to be not contrary to an order of the department under subch. I.
101.975 History History: 1991 a. 269; 1995 a. 27.
101.976 101.976 Fire chief and inspector powers and duties. This subchapter does not restrict the duties and powers of fire chiefs or inspectors under s. 101.14 (2).
101.976 History History: 1991 a. 269.
101.977 101.977 Compliance. A person who constructs a multifamily dwelling shall use building materials, methods and equipment that are in conformance with the standards prescribed under s. 101.973 (1).
101.977 History History: 1991 a. 269.
101.978 101.978 Penalties. Any person who violates this subchapter or any rules promulgated under this subchapter shall forfeit not less than $25 nor more than $500 for each offense. Each day of continued violation constitutes a separate offense.
101.978 History History: 1991 a. 269.
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