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  86R4252 JCG-F
 
  By: Phelan H.B. No. 2439
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to certain regulations adopted by governmental entities
  for the building products, materials, or methods used in the
  construction of residential or commercial structures.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Title 10, Government Code, is amended by adding
  Subtitle Z to read as follows:
  SUBTITLE Z. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS PROHIBITING CERTAIN
  GOVERNMENTAL ACTIONS
  CHAPTER 3000. GOVERNMENTAL ACTION AFFECTING RESIDENTIAL AND
  COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION
         Sec. 3000.001.  DEFINITIONS. In this chapter:
               (1)  "National model code" has the meaning assigned by
  Section 214.217, Local Government Code. 
               (2)  "Governmental entity" has the meaning assigned by
  Section 2007.002.
         Sec. 3000.002.  CERTAIN REGULATIONS REGARDING BUILDING
  PRODUCTS, MATERIALS, OR METHODS PROHIBITED.  (a)  Notwithstanding
  any other law, a governmental entity may not adopt or enforce a
  rule, charter provision, ordinance, order, or other regulation that
  prohibits, directly or indirectly, the use of a building product,
  material, or method in the construction, renovation, maintenance,
  or other alteration of a residential or commercial structure if the
  building product, material, or method is approved for use by a
  national model code that:
               (1)  is adopted by the governmental entity; and 
               (2)  governs the construction, renovation, use, or
  maintenance of buildings and building systems. 
         (b)  A rule, charter provision, ordinance, order, or other
  regulation adopted by a governmental entity that conflicts with
  this section is void. 
         Sec. 3000.003.  INJUNCTION. (a) The attorney general may
  bring an action in the name of the state to enjoin a violation of
  this chapter.
         (b)  The attorney general may recover reasonable attorney's
  fees and costs incurred in bringing an action under this section.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.