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SEC. 91.8101.  GENERAL PROVISIONS.
   (Amended by Ord. No. 182,850, Eff. 1/3/14.)
 
91.8101.1.  Purpose.  The purpose of this division is to establish minimum standards to regulate and encourage the proper maintenance and use of existing buildings, structures and premises in order to safeguard life, limb, health, property and public welfare.
 
91.8101.2.  Scope.  (Amended by Ord. No. 185,587, Eff. 7/16/18.)  The provisions of this chapter shall apply to all or portions of existing buildings, structures or premises.
 
   EXCEPTIONS:
 
   1.   Historical buildings may comply with LAMC Section 91.8119.
 
   2.   Existing commercial or industrial buildings, for which a building permit was issued prior to April 1, 1994, may be converted to "joint living and work quarters," provided the existing building complies with Division 85, Article 1, Chapter IX of the LAMC and any other applicable section of the LAMC.