July 25, 2013
The ICC 2013 Annual Conference, Group B Public Comment Hearing and Expo will be held at the Atlantic City Convention Center, Sept. 29 through Oct. 10, 2013. One highlight is expected to be the tests of the online voting process for a handful of proposed changes to the 2015 International Codes. The test is the next step in the development of cdpACCESS, ICC’s initiative to create the code development process of the future.
The current process will be unchanged: Code Council Voting Members will take action on public comments to proposed changes to the Group B International Codes at the Public Comment Hearings. Eligible Voting Members who attend the hearings will vote in person, as usual, when the moderator calls for a vote. This vote will determine the final outcome.
Following the hearings, eligible voters will be able to cast their votes on the selected code changes online. Eligible voters will receive a communication from ICC when the system is available. Since the online votes will be a test, the results will not be binding.
The Code Council’s plan is to launch cdpACCESS on Nov. 15 in time for the Group C code development cycle. The Group B Public Comment Hearings with cdpACCESS voting testing will be held in conjunction with the Code Council’s 2013 Annual Conference Sept. 29-Oct. 2 at the Atlantic City Convention Center. ICC will recognize its 10th Anniversary as a consolidated organization during the conference, which also will feature training, Membership Council meetings, ICC Board elections and the Annual Business Meeting, an awards luncheon, the 10th Annual Bob Fowler Motorcycle Ride, Chapter meetings, and an ICC Expo.
For more information and registration, see the ICC 2013 Annual Conference Website.