SB 108 Modifies provisions concerning the installation of fire sprinklers in certain dwellings
Sponsor: Schmitt Co-Sponsor(s)
LR Number: 0204S.05T Fiscal Note: 0204-05T.ORG
Committee: Jobs, Economic Development and Local Government
Last Action: 4/29/2011 - Signed by Governor Journal Page: S1224
Title: SCS SB 108 Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2011
House Handler: Diehl

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SCS/SB 108 – Currently, provisions of law concerning the installation of fire sprinklers in certain home dwellings are set to expire on December 31, 2011. This act changes the expiration date to December 31, 2019.

Current law applies the fire sprinkler installation provisions to single-family dwellings or residences or multi-unit dwellings of four or fewer units. This act changes the terminology to one- or two-family dwellings or townhouses. The act further provides that if a political subdivision adopts certain codes for one- or two-family dwellings that do not mandate automatic fire sprinkler systems, the political subdivision shall retain language from a previous version of such code that requires certain wall thickness to prevent fires for two-family dwellings and townhouses.

The act also removes a doubly enacted section regarding this provision.

MEGHAN LUECKE