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2011 Senate Bill 570: Allow certain log wall construction

Public Act 264 of 2012

Introduced by Sen. Michael Green (R) on July 13, 2011 To explicitly allow residential construction containing log walls if they meet requirements specified in the bill, including minimum average thickness of 5 inches, comply with “International Code Council standard ICC 400-2007,” and the “area weighted average u-factor for fenestration products in the log walls is a maximum of 0.31”.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Regulatory Reform Committee on July 13, 2011
Reported in the Senate on May 8, 2012 With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Passed 36 to 0 in the Senate on May 23, 2012 (same description)
To explicitly allow residential construction containing log walls if they meet requirements specified in the bill, including minimum average thickness of 5 inches, comply with “International Code Council standard ICC 400-2007,” and the “area weighted average u-factor for fenestration products in the log walls is a maximum of 0.31”.
Received in the House on May 23, 2012
Referred to the House Regulatory Reform Committee on May 23, 2012
Reported in the House on June 6, 2012 Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Passed 108 to 1 in the House on June 13, 2012 (same description)
To explicitly allow residential construction containing log walls if they meet requirements specified in the bill, including minimum average thickness of 5 inches, comply with “International Code Council standard ICC 400-2007,” and the “area weighted average u-factor for fenestration products in the log walls is a maximum of 0.31”.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 25, 2012

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