The following is an update on legislative bills SBCA is tracking in Maryland, Indiana and New Jersey state legislatures.

Changes to Dodd-Frank will likely have broad impacts on the economy, but one key element for the housing industry is Trump’s focus on what he calls, “regulation that makes it impossible for banks to lend to people that are going to create jobs.”

President Donald Trump signed a resolution that revokes an Obama-era Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rule critics said was unlawful and would not have improved workplace safety.

The following legislative and regulatory actions in New York, South Carolina, Oklahoma and California could have an impact on the building code.

The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) is proposing to list spray polyurethane foam insulation (SPF) materials containing MDI as a Priority Product under the state’s Safer Consumer Products Program.

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) today applauded Reps. David McKinley (R-W.Va.) and Peter Welch (D-Vt.) for reintroducing the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness (ESIC) Act.

The U.S. House has passed a resolution that would block OSHA’s Clarification of Employer’s Continuing Obligation to Make and Maintain an Accurate Record of Each Recordable Injury and Illness.

The Baltimore City Fire Department recently placed an SBCA member on their 'Fire Watch' program. The Fire Department informed the company they would either have to install a sprinkler system or cease using the building.

A large fire at a Maplewood, New Jersey, apartment complex nearing completion has reignited controversy over the use of conventional light-frame construction.

Two identical bills were recently introduced in the State of Maryland that seek to severely curtail the use of conventional light-frame construction in multifamily and light-commercial buildings.