Whereas, The deferred operations of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to immediately regulate the installation of automatic sprinkler systems, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. The first paragraph of section 26G of chapter 148 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 1984 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the first sentence and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:-
In any city or town which accepts the provisions of this section, every building of more than seventy-five hundred gross square feet in floor area or every addition of more than seventy-five hundred gross square feet in floor area shall be protected throughout with an adequate system of automatic sprinklers in accordance with the provisions of the state building code; provided, however, that in the case of said addition, such an adequate system of automatic sprinklers shall be installed in said addition only.
SECTION 2. This act shall apply to construction of buildings or additions or major alterations commenced after July first, nineteen hundred and eighty-three.