Bill Status of HB0798 102nd General Assembly
Short Description: FIRE SPRINKLER CONTRACTOR
Rep. Kathleen Willis
| 3/27/2021||House||Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Fire Sprinkler Contractor Licensing Act. Provides for licensure of a fire sprinkler inspector, fire pump contractor, and fire pump contractor employee. Provides that beginning January 1, 2025, each fire sprinkler system shall be registered with the Office of the State Fire Marshal. Provides that fire sprinkler systems installed on or after January 1, 2025 shall be registered with the Office within 30 days of being placed in service. Provides that beginning January 1, 2024, any individual who performs inspection or testing of any fire sprinkler system under the Act shall be individually licensed and possess on his or her person a fire sprinkler inspector license including a photo identification issued by the Office. Adds provisions concerning registration and work on an unregistered fire sprinkler system; preparation of fire protection system layout documents; a designated responsible person; photo exemption for a license; reporting inspection and testing activity; and unlicensed practice. Makes changes to provisions concerning licensing requirements for a fire sprinkler contractor license; a designated certified person; requirements for the installation, repair, inspection, and testing of a fire protection system; continuing education requirements; powers and duties of the State Fire Marshal; grounds for disciplinary action; action by the State Fire Marshal; administrative hearing; injunctions; and grandfather clause. Defines terms. Makes other changes. Effective immediately, except that certain provisions take effect on January 1, 2024.