|SB 0232||Requires the addition of fire sprinklers in certain buildings|
|LR Number:||S0848.01I||Fiscal Note:||0848-01|
|Committee:||Local Government and Economic Development|
|Last Action:||02/02/99 - Hearing Conducted S Local Government & Economic||Journal page:|
|Effective Date:||August 28, 1999|
SB 232 - This act requires the addition of fire sprinklers in all high rise buildings built before 1990, and used for human occupation. A high rise is a building that is above 75 feet in height (the height of most fire truck ladders). These buildings must be retrofitted with an approved sprinkler system by 2005.
The State Fire Marshal has the authority to make rules regarding the sprinkler systems. The rules will be based on the national standard for sprinkler systems.
Owners of high rise buildings which do not have a sprinkler
system must submit a written plan to the State Fire Marshal
giving a schedule of how they intend to install the sprinkler
system. Violations of this act are deemed a Class B misdemeanor:
a fine of up to $500, imprisonment up to 6 months, or both.