THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

2397

TWENTY-SIXTH LEGISLATURE, 2012

S.D. 1

STATE OF HAWAII

H.D. 3

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO FIRE SPRINKLERS.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


SECTION 1. Chapter 46, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"46‑ Fire sprinklers; residences. No county shall require the installation or retrofitting of automatic fire sprinklers or an automatic fire sprinkler system in:

(1) Any new or existing detached one- or two-family dwelling unit in a structure used only for residential purposes; and

(2) Non-residential agricultural and aquacultural buildings and structures located outside an urban area;

provided that this section shall not apply to new homes that require a variance from access road or fire fighting water supply requirements."

SECTION 2. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 3. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2012; provided that on June 30, 2017, this Act shall be repealed.



 

Report Title:

Counties; Automatic Fire Sprinklers; Residences

 

Description:

Prohibits counties from requiring installation or retrofitting of automatic fire sprinklers in (1) new or existing one- or two‑family dwelling units used only for residential purposes; and (2) non-residential agricultural and aquacultural buildings and structures located outside the urban area; provided that this does not apply to new homes that require a variance from access road or fire fighting water supply requirements. Effective July 1, 2012. (SB2397 HD3)

 

 

 

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