General Assembly: 75 (1993 Regular GA) - Chapter 95 - Accessibility standards for persons with disabilities


Published: 1993-05-04

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CH. 95 LAWS OF THE SEVENTY -FIFTH G.A., 1993 SESSION

CHAPTER 95 ACCESSIBILITY STANDARDS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

S.F. 174

190

AN ACT concerning accessibility standards for persons with disabilities and making penal- ties applicable.

Be It Enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa:

Section 1. Section 103A.7, subsection 5, Code 1993, is amended to read as follows: 5. The accessibility and use by physieally haaElieappeEl persons with disabilities and elderly

persons, of buildings, structures and facilities which are constructed and intended for use by the general public. The rules shall be consistent with federal standards for building accessibility.

Sec. 2. Section 104A.1, Code 1993, is amended to read as follows: 104A.1 INTENT OF CHAPTER. It is the intent of this chapter that standards and specifications are followed in the construc-

tion of public and private buildings and facilities which are intended for use by the general public to ensure that these buildings and facilities are accessible to and functional for the phys- ieally- haaElieappeEl persons with disabilities.

Sec. 3. Section 104A.2, Code 1993, is amended to read as follows: 104A.2 APPLICABILITY. The standards and specifications adopted by the state building code commissioner and as

set forth in this chapter shall apply to all public and private buildings and facilities, temporary and permanent, used by the general public. The specific occupancies and minimum extent of accessibility shall be in accordance with the conforming standards set forth in section 104A.6. NohvithstaHEliag the staaElaFEls set foFth iH seetioo W4A£.;- iH In every covered multiple- dwelling-unit building containing twclve four or more individual dwelling units the require- ments of this chapter whieft apply to apaFtmeats shall be met by- at least ooe Elwelliag tmit & by- at least teft peFeeat of the Elwelliag tmits, whieheveF is the gFeateF aambeF, OH eaeh of the flooF-le-vels iH the bailEliag whieft are aeeessible to the physieally haaElieappeEl. Any fPae- tiOH five teaths & he-lew shall be FoaaEleEl to the Be*t lewei'- wh6le tmit and those adopted by the state building code commissioner shall be met.

Sec. 4. Section 104A.6, Code 1993, is amended to read as follows: 104A.6 CONFORMING STANDARDS. ffi aEIElitioa to eomplyiag with the staaElaFEls aad speeifieatioas set f&th iH seetioas lQ4.A...3

aad lWA-A, the The authority responsible for the construction of any building or facility covered by section 104A.2 shall conform with rules pFomalgateEl adopted by the state building code commissioner as provided in section 103A.7.

Sec. 5. NEW SECTION. 104A.6A ENFORCEMENT. This chapter is subject to enforcement as provided in chapter 103A.

Sec. 6. Section 216C.1, Code 1993, is amended by adding the following new unnumbered paragraph:

NEW UNNUMBERED PARAGRAPH. To encourage participation by the disabled, it is the policy of this state to ensure compliance with federal requirements concerning persons with disabilities.

Sec. 7. Section 216C.9, Code 1993, is amended by adding the following new subsection: NEW SUBSECTION. 3. Curbs constructed that are subject to the requirements of this sec-

tion shall comply with federal requirements concerning persons with disabilities.

Sec. 8. Sections 104A.3, 104A.4, and 104A.7, Code 1993, are repealed.

Approved May 4, 1993