Bill Text - HB109 (2011)

Relative to residential fire sprinklers.


Revision: June 23, 2011, midnight

CHAPTER 203

HB 109 – FINAL VERSION

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HOUSE BILL 109

AN ACT relative to residential fire sprinklers.

SPONSORS: Rep. Hunt, Ches 7

COMMITTEE: Municipal and County Government

AMENDED ANALYSIS

This bill prohibits local planning boards from requiring the installation of a fire suppression sprinkler system in proposed one- or 2-family residences as a condition of approval for a local permit.

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

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STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eleven

AN ACT relative to residential fire sprinklers.

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

203:1 New Paragraph; Local Land Use; Subdivision Regulations. Amend RSA 674:36 by inserting after paragraph III the following new paragraph:

IV. The planning board shall not require, or adopt any regulation requiring, the installation of a fire suppression sprinkler system in proposed one- or 2-family residences as a condition of approval for a local permit. Nothing in this paragraph shall prohibit a duly adopted regulation mandating a cistern, dry hydrant, fire pond, or other credible water source other than a fire suppression sprinkler system.

203:2 Effective Date. This act shall take effect July 1, 2011.

Approved: Enacted in accordance with Article 44, Part II, of N.H. Constitution, without signature of the governor, June 22, 2011.

Effective Date: July 1, 2011

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