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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1205         FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1574

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

David B. Sullivan

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act further regulating exits in sports complexes..

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

David B. Sullivan

6th Bristol


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1205        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1574

By Mr. Sullivan of Fall River, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1574) of David B. Sullivan relative to further regulating the location of exits in sports complexes.  Public Safety and Homeland Security. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 2283 OF 2009-2010.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act further regulating exits in sports complexes..
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              SECTION 1.  Section 97 A of chapter 143 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after subsection (a) the following paragraph:-

              The board of building regulations and standards shall require the owner of any building or structure or portion thereof, that includes a place of business designed or used for occupancy as a nightclub, sports complex, dance hall, discotheque, bar, or for similar entrainment purposes, to install a luminescence egress route to all emergency exits and be placed at floor level.  Said egress routes shall be powered by electricity and have a back up battery in case of a power failure.  Said egress route systems shall  meet state building code and fire code standards for heat resistance to be a viable safety path in extreme fire and smoke events.

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