Many states have adopted large umbrella building codes that set minimum requirements for construction practices including building, electrical, energy, fire and plumbing. However, the existence of such codes doesn't mean that they will be administered uniformly throughout the state, particularly where municipalities have primary responsibility for enforcement.
Few states compose their own building codes and regulations. Instead, they look to their regional model code for guidance. The process for converting the model code to state law varies greatly from state to state and from one section of code to another. Entire model building codes may be incorporated as is, or be rewritten. Some legislatures reference a model code by year; others cite the "current" model code so that their building regulations reflect recent code changes without legislative intervention.
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