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Iowa Senate Study Bill Modifies Definitions January 29, 2011

Posted by shawnpci in Fire Protection, Fire Systems.
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Iowa Senate Study Bill 1067 has been introduced in the Senate’s State Government Committee. The bill modifies the definition of routine maintenance found in the fire protection systems installers licensing law commonly referred to as 100D.

The proposed changes affect subsection 11 by further defining routine maintenance as “including the replacement of sprinkler heads or nozzles and the temporary disabling and subsequent restarting of a system as necessary to perform such routine maintenance.  “Routine maintenance” does not include any new installation or the expansion or extension of any existing  fire protection system.

It appears the Senate is wanting to loosen the requirements for persons performing fire protection system routine maintenance.  Currently only fire protection installer certified by the Iowa State Fire Marshal’s office may perform such work.

Given the importance of having properly operating and maintained fire protection systems, I’ll be interested to learn more about the reasoning behind this proposed modification.

For a full review of the study bill click here.

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