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The 190th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT RELATIVE TO FIRE SAFETY

     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 81 of chapter 146 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “installation”, in line 16, the following words:- , service, testing, maintenance and inspection.
     SECTION 2.  Said section 81 of said chapter 146, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “modification”, in line 25, the following words:- , service, testing.
     SECTION 3.  Said section 81 of said chapter 146, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out the definition of “Sprinkler fitter/journeyman sprinkler fitter” and inserting in place thereof the following definition:-
     “Sprinkler fitter/journeyman sprinkler fitter”, any person who has completed an apprenticeship training program satisfactory to the bureau, is employed by a licensed fire protection sprinkler system contractor and who, individually or with other sprinkler fitters, performs any work in sprinkler fitting subject to inspection under any law, ordinance, by-law, rule or regulation, but does not employ other sprinkler fitters.

Approved, August 9, 2016