SECTION 1. Chapter 146 of the Massachusetts General Laws is hereby amended by inserting a new Section 88A: Sprinkler Fitters, inapplicability of provisions, as follows:
Chapter 146: Section 88A. Sprinkler Fitters, inapplicability of provisions
Section 88A. The provisions of sections eighty-one to eighty six, inclusive, relative to the examining and licensing of sprinkler fitters shall not apply to sprinkler fitting performed by a person regularly in the employ of a public water system for work related to the installation, repair, testing and maintenance of hydrants and appurtenant pipes and valves that are within the jurisdiction of the public water system nor shall such provisions apply to utility contractors, approved and working for the public water system, for work related to the installation, repair, testing and maintenance of hydrants and appurtenant pipes and valves within the jurisdiction of the public water system. Said non-applicability shall apply only to work related to hydrants and appurtenant pipes and valves and shall not include work on any other component of a fire protection sprinkler system.
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