The North Carolina House has voted 98-18 for a bill that would change the state’s code adoption cycle to every six years instead of every three, the Charlotte Observer reports (“NC House OKs building code editions to last longer,” by Associated Press). The bill would also prohibit towns from requiring inspections not okayed by the state.

“The legislation – House bill 120 – prevents local governments from requiring inspections for one- and two-family houses other than the eight types delineated in the state building code,” reports the Winston-Salem Journal (“Bill to ease restrictions on NC homebuilders moves to Senate,” by John Frank). “Any additions would require approval from the N.C. Building Code Council, a board appointed by the governor.”