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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1704         FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2193

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Theodore C. Speliotis

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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 relative to fire safety in buildings owned or operated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Theodore C. Speliotis

13th Essex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1704        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2193

By Mr. Speliotis of Danvers, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2193) of Theodore C. Speliotis relative to fire safety in buildings owned or operated by the Commonwealth.  Public Safety and Homeland Security. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 660 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to fire safety in buildings owned or operated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
 

              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 148 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding, after section 4, the following new section:-

              Section 4A              Applicability of the fire laws and fire code in buildings owned or controlled by the Commonwealth.

              (1)              Every building owned or controlled by the Commonwealth shall conform to all fire safety standards established under the provisions of this chapter and the rules and regulations of the Board. This section shall not require such buildings to comply with the provisions of any local option law adopted pursuant to this chapter.

              (2)              The marshal, or any person to whom the marshal may delegate his authority in writing, including the head of the fire department, shall enforce the provisions of this chapter or the rules and regulations of the board with respect to buildings owned or controlled by the Commonwealth.  

              (3)              Notwithstanding the provisions of any law to the contrary, the marshal shall resolve any disputes or appeals arising out of the enforcement activities pursuant to this section, except those actions arising out of the enforcement of section 26A½ or 26G½.   The decision of the marshal shall be final.              

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