2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
April 13, 2017 - Introduced by Senators Erpenbach, Wirch and Ringhand,
cosponsored by Representatives Hesselbein, Sinicki, Considine, Spreitzer,
Crowley, Pope, Kolste, Macco, Subeck, Wachs, Berceau and Ohnstad.
Referred to Committee on Senate Organization.
SJR36,1,1 1Relating to: designating May as Building Safety Month in Wisconsin.
SJR36,1,42 Whereas, the State of Wisconsin has been a leader in the safety of our buildings,
3residents, visitors, and emergency responders, having in place the “Safe Place
4Statutes" since 1913; and
SJR36,1,85 Whereas, our state's continuing efforts to address the critical issues of safety,
6energy efficiency, water conservation, and resilience in the built environment that
7affect our residents, both in everyday life and in times of natural disaster, give us
8confidence that our structures are safe and sound; and
SJR36,1,129 Whereas, our confidence is achieved through the devotion of vigilant
10guardians—building safety and fire prevention officials, architects, engineers,
11builders, tradespeople, laborers, and others in the construction industry— who work
12year-round to ensure the safe construction of buildings in Wisconsin; and
SJR36,2,213 Whereas, the International Codes, the most widely adopted building safety,
14energy, and fire prevention codes in the nation, are used by Wisconsin and most U.S.
15cities, counties, and states; these modern building codes also include safeguards to

1protect the public from natural disasters such as snowstorms, tornadoes, wildland
2fires, floods, and earthquakes; and
SJR36,2,83 Whereas, the International Code Council sponsors “Code Officials—Partners
4in Community Safety and Economic Growth," the theme for 2017, to raise awareness
5of the importance of building safe and resilient construction to ensure that the places
6where we live, learn, work, worship, and play are safe and to recognize that countless
7lives have been saved due to the implementation of safety codes by local and state
8agencies; and
SJR36,2,119 Whereas, during observance of Building Safety Month, Wisconsin residents are
10asked to acknowledge the essential inspection and enforcement services provided by
11city, village, town, county, and state officials; now, therefore, be it
SJR36,2,13 12Resolved by the senate, the assembly concurring, That May 2017 is
13designated Building Safety Month in Wisconsin.
SJR36,2,1414 (End)