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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1728        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 239


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Stephen Kulik


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 to maintain public water systems.






Stephen Kulik

1st Franklin

Cory Atkins

14th Middlesex

Michael Barrett

Third Middlesex

Jennifer E. Benson

37th Middlesex

Thomas P. Conroy

13th Middlesex

Marjorie C. Decker

25th Middlesex

Anne M. Gobi

5th Worcester

Thomas A. Golden, Jr.

16th Middlesex

Kevin G. Honan

17th Suffolk

Peter V. Kocot

1st Hampshire

Paul McMurtry

11th Norfolk

James M. Murphy

4th Norfolk

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex

Todd M. Smola

1st Hampden

Bruce E. Tarr

First Essex and Middlesex

Chris Walsh

6th Middlesex

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1728        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 239

By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 239) of Stephen Kulik and others for legislation to exempt certain public water system employees from sprinkler fitters examining and licensing requirments.  Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen



An Act to maintain public water systems.


              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.  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. 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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