H.B. No. 2858
AN ACT
relating to adoption of a uniform swimming pool and spa code for use in municipalities in this
state.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
SECTION 1.  The heading to Subchapter C, Chapter 214, Local Government Code, is amend- ed to read 
as follows:
SUBCHAPTER C.  SWIMMING POOLS AND SPAS [POOL ENCLOSURES]
SECTION 2.  Subchapter C, Chapter 214, Local Government Code, is amended by adding Section 214.103 
to read as follows:
Sec. 214.103.  INTERNATIONAL SWIMMING POOL AND SPA CODE.  (a)  In this section,
"International Swimming Pool and Spa Code" means the International Swimming Pool
and Spa Code promulgated by the International Code Council.
(b)  To protect the public health, safety, and welfare, the International Swimming Pool and Spa 
Code, as it existed on May 1, 2019,  is adopted as the municipal swimming pool
 and spa code in this state.
(c)  The International Swimming Pool and Spa Code applies to all construction, alteration, re- 
modeling, enlargement, and repair of swimming pools and spas in a municipality that elects to 
regulate pools or spas, including under Section 214.101.
(d)  A municipality may establish procedures for:
(1)  the adoption of local amendments to the International Swimming Pool and Spa Code; and
(2)  the administration and enforcement of the International Swimming Pool and Spa Code.
(e)  A municipality may review and adopt amendments made by the International Code Coun- cil to the 
International Swimming Pool and Spa Code after May 1, 2019.
SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2020.
Emphasis added
Signed by Governor Abbott– June 14, 2019

H.B. No. 2858

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