BILL NUMBER: SB 726	INTRODUCED
	BILL TEXT


INTRODUCED BY   Senators Berryhill and La Malfa

                        FEBRUARY 18, 2011

   An act to add Section 13143.7 to the Health and Safety Code,
relating to fire suppression.


	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   SB 726, as introduced, Berryhill. Fire suppression: fire sprinkler
systems.
   Existing law requires the State Fire Marshal to adopt and
administer the regulations and building standards necessary to
establish and control a program for servicing, testing, and
maintaining all automatic fire extinguishing systems, including, but
not limited to, fire sprinkler systems. Existing law requires the
installation of a sprinkler system or automatic fire device in
specified buildings, and requires the installation of a smoke
detector in each dwelling intended for human occupancy, as specified.
Existing law authorizes a city, county, or city and county to, by
ordinance, make changes or modifications that are more stringent than
the requirements published in the California Building Standards Code
relating to fire and panic safety and other regulations adopted by
the State Fire Marshal.
   This bill would authorize, until January 1, 2014, a county, by
ordinance or resolution, to opt not to be subject to a regulation
published in the California Building Standards Code requiring the
installation of a fire sprinkler system in a single-family
residential dwelling.
   Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no.
State-mandated local program: no.


THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  SECTION 1.  Section 13143.7 is added to the Health and Safety Code,
to read:
   13143.7.  Notwithstanding any other provision of law, until
January 1, 2014, a county may, by ordinance or resolution, opt not to
be subject to a regulation published in the California Building
Standards Code requiring the installation of a fire sprinkler system
in a single-family residential dwelling.