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The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 21D: Auxiliary emergency lighting systems; exit signs; rules and regulations

Section 21D. The owner, lessee or mortgagee in possession of any multiple dwelling of ten or more units shall equip such dwelling with an auxiliary emergency lighting system independent of the conventional lighting system, and lighted signs indicating both a primary and secondary means of egress by a diagram or symbol so as to assure recognition by all persons, regardless of their English-speaking ability.

The commissioner shall make and promulgate, and from time to time may alter, amend and repeal, rules and regulations relative to the standards, installation and maintenance of emergency lighting systems and exit signs required by this section. Such regulations shall include but not be limited to specifications with respect to the degree of illumination and the location of emergency lighting systems, and the degree of illumination and the location of, and the symbolism in, exit signs.