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SB-1112 Fire protection: school inspection: fire alarm systems.(2013-2014)

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Amended  IN  Senate  March 25, 2014

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2013–2014 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill
No. 1112


Introduced by Senator Hueso

February 19, 2014


An act to amend Section 13146.3 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to fire protection services.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 1112, as amended, Hueso. Fire protection: State Board of Fire Services: school inspection. inspection: fire alarm systems.
Existing law requires the chief of any city or county fire department or district providing fire protection services and the chief’s authorized representative to inspect every building used as a public or private school within their jurisdiction, at least once a year, for the purpose of enforcing specified building standards, at least once a year. regulations. Existing building regulations require a building owner to maintain the fire and life safety systems in an operable condition at all times and require a written record to be maintained and made available to the fire code official.
This bill would require a public or private school to submit a copy of the record of maintenance, inspection, and testing of the fire alarm system to specified city or county fire officials, as provided. The bill would require city or county fire officials to review the record of maintenance, inspection, and testing of fire alarm systems, as provided, within a reasonable time.
By imposing a new duty on a city or county fire official, the bill would create a state-mandated local program.
The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.
This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to these statutory provisions.

This bill would state that it is the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would require county or city fire officials to review the record of maintenance, inspection, and testing of fire alarm systems, as provided, while conducting their annual inspection of public and private schools required above.

Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NOYES   Local Program: NOYES  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 13146.3 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

13146.3.
 (a) The chief of any a city or county fire department or district providing fire protection services and his or her the chief’s authorized representatives shall inspect every building used as a public or private school within his or her their jurisdiction, for the purpose of enforcing regulations promulgated pursuant to Section 13143, not less than at least once each per year. The State Fire Marshal and his or her the marshal’s authorized representatives shall make these inspections not less than once each year at least once per year in areas outside of corporate cities and districts providing fire protection services.
(b) A public or private school shall submit a copy of the record of maintenance, inspection, and testing of fire alarm systems required pursuant to Part 9 of Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations, as found in Chapter 9 of Part III of the California Fire Code, to the chief of any city or county fire department or district providing fire protection services and the chief’s authorized representative, in a manner in which they prescribe.
(c) The chief of any city or county fire department or district providing fire protection services and the chief’s authorized representatives shall review the record of maintenance, inspection, and testing of the fire alarm system, as provided to them pursuant to subdivision (b), within a reasonable time.

SEC. 2.

 If the Commission on State Mandates determines that this act contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code.
SECTION 1.

It is the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would require county or city fire officials to review the record of maintenance, inspection, and testing of fire alarm systems, as required pursuant to Section 907.8.5 of Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations, while conducting their annual inspection of public and private schools required pursuant to Section 13146.3 of the Health and Safety Code.