The bill amends sections of the General Laws in Chapter 23-27.3 entitled "State Building Code." It revises the composition and appointment process of the building code standards committee, which is expanded to twenty-five members with varying term lengths. The committee will include architects, professional engineers, a landscape architect, a certified electrical inspector, builders, a public health official, a fire code official, members from the Rhode Island building trades council and Builders Association, a Class “A” electrician, a master plumber, general public members, building officials from municipalities of different population sizes, a minimum housing official, and persons with disabilities. The bill also changes the quorum requirement from thirteen members to a majority of current members and grants the committee the power to employ necessary assistance within the limits of appropriations.

Additionally, the bill authorizes the committee to adopt, promulgate, and administer a state building code, which will be consistent with national model code organizations and the Americans with Disabilities Act. The code will be divided into sections applicable to different types of dwellings and will incorporate the 2024 International Residential Code (IRC) for one to four-family dwellings and the 2024 Commercial International Building Code (IBC) for multiple dwellings with more than four-family units. It also mandates that all electrical work comply with the latest edition of the National Electrical Code (NEC). The act is set to take effect on January 30, 2025.