Among the movers in Tuesday’s legislative session, it was the proposed legislation that would create a new statewide standard for inspection schedules for multifamily buildings in response to the Champlain Towers South collapse. The bill, which would mandate all multifamily buildings which are three stories or taller be inspected at 30-years, received unanimous approval from the Senate Community Affairs Committee.
Another bill advancing in Committee, legislation sponsored by State Senator Lauren Book addressing Sexually Explicit Material. The legislation would make buying, selling, or sharing sexually explicit images taken from someone else’s device a felony. It would also treat deep fakes in the likeness of others as felonies. Sen. Book was recently the victim of an extortion attempt based on nude images of her obtained illegally.