The legislation would prohibit local governments from regulating "Building design elements" in single or double family dwellings. Building standards proposed to be preempted are as follows:
(A) Exterior building color;
(B) Type or style of exterior cladding material;
(C) Style or materials of roof structures or porches;
(D) Exterior nonstructural architectural ornamentation;
(E) Location or architectural styling of windows and doors, including garage doors;
(F) The number and types of rooms;
(G) The interior layout of rooms; and
(H) Types of foundation structures approved under state minimum standard codes.
The legislation would not apply to state or federal historic districts, mobile homes and homes governed by a neighborhood association or covenant.
Concerns have been expressed about the constitutionality of this bill, as outlined in this letter
from the Office of Legislative Counsel to Rep. Scot Turner (R-Holly Springs).