Except as provided in Section 18930 of the Health and Safety Code, the Department of General Services shall adopt regulations for the safety of design and construction of factory-built buildings for use as school buildings, and shall prescribe procedures for the plans, specifications, methods of construction, and estimates of cost of a factory-built school building to be submitted to the department for approval as provided in Section 17352. Except as provided in Section 18930 of the Health and Safety Code, such regulations shall comply with but not be limited by the provisions of Article 2 (commencing with Section 17260) and Article 3 (commencing with Section 17280) of this chapter.

The Department of General Services shall adopt and submit building standards for approval pursuant to Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 18935) of Part 2.5 of Division 13 of the Health and Safety Code for the purposes described in this section.

(Added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 277, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 1997. Operative January 1, 1998.)