Chapter 1. General Provisions of California Health And Safety Code >> Division 13. >> Part 1.5. >> Chapter 1.
This part is known as the "State Housing Law."
The provisions of this part do not apply to any building
regulated by Part 2 (commencing with Section 18000), Part 2.1
(commencing with Section 18200), or Part 6 (commencing with Section
19960) of this division, unless such parts specifically require such
Rules and regulations promulgated pursuant to the provisions
of this part and building standards published in the State Building
Standards Code, relating to the erection or construction of buildings
or structures, shall not apply to existing buildings or structures
or to buildings or structures as to which construction is commenced
or approved prior to the effective date of the rules, regulations, or
building standards, except by act of the Legislature, but rules,
regulations, and building standards relating to use, maintenance, and
change of occupancy shall apply to all hotels, motels,
lodginghouses, apartment houses, and dwellings, or portions thereof,
and buildings and structures accessory thereto, approved for
construction or constructed before or after the effective date of
such rules, regulations, or building standards.
(a) The department shall notify the entities listed in
subdivision (c) of the dates that each of the uniform codes published
by the specific organizations described in paragraphs (1) to (5),
inclusive, of subdivision (a) of Section 17922 are approved by the
California Building Standards Commission pursuant to Section 18930
and the effective date of the model codes as established by the
California Building Standards Commission.
(b) The department may publish information bulletins regarding
code enforcement as emergencies occur or at any other time the
department determines appropriate.
(c) The department shall distribute the information described in
subdivision (a), and may distribute the information described in
subdivision (b), to the following entities:
(1) The building department in each county and city.
(2) Housing code officials, fire service officials, professional
associations concerned with building standards, and any other persons
or entities the department determines appropriate.