2017 Wisconsin Act 240

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Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

April 3, 2018

Signed Into Law

Today Governor Walker signed into law 2017 Wisconsin Act 240.  It eliminates the Building Inspector Review Board and the Contractor Certification Council, and transfers their duties to the Uniform Dwelling Code Council. The Uniform Dwelling Code Council, when reviewing a complaint concerning possible incompetent negligent, or unethical conduct by building inspectors, the Uniform Dwelling Code Council may recommend suspension of an inspector’s certification, in addition to revocation of the certification.

The Act also adds a new provision that specifies person's with religious beliefs and the established tenets or teachings of the religious sect may apply for a waiver from certain building code requirements imposed under any provision of ch. 101 or 145 applicable inside one- and 2-family dwellings.

2017 Wisconsin Act 240, along with other 2017 Wisconsin Acts can be viewed here, as the page is updated.