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SEAOH's Position on Bill 65

2 Jan 2024 2:56 PM | Anonymous

Aloha SEAOH Members,

As many of you are aware, SEAOH held a Special Voting Meeting on December 6, 2023 to discuss and vote on provisions being proposed to change IBC Section 1615 in the City and County of Honolulu building code. These changes, along with others, are currently under consideration by the legislature as Bill 65.

The result of the meeting found that a majority of attendees of the meeting were against the changes proposed. In accordance with the ByLaws, this constitutes an opinion of membership. While I understand that this may not align with everyone's personal opinion, it is important that SEAOH remained unified and I believe the process has helped us do so. I encourage all members to become involved in the Building Code Committee, so that you can continue to contribute to important issues facing our profession such as this one.

As part of the process, a letter has been created, and is attached, describing the process and reasoning of the decision. That letter can be found here.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the process.


Mike A. Greer, PE, SE

2023 SEAOH President

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