SENATE BILL No. 326
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Citations Affected: IC 22-12-1-2.7; IC 22-14-6.
Synopsis: Certification of fire sprinkler inspectors. Requires an
individual who inspects an automatic fire sprinkler system to hold
certain certification from the National Institute for Certification in
Engineering Technologies. Requires the fire prevention and building
safety commission to adopt rules concerning these certificated
individuals. Makes conforming amendments.
Effective: Upon passage; July 1, 2007.
January 11, 2007, read first time and referred to Committee on Commerce, Public Policy
& Interstate Cooperation.
First Regular Session 115th General Assembly (2007)
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SENATE BILL No. 326
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning labor
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: IC 22-12-1-2.7; (07)IN0326.1.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 22-12-1-2.7 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE
AS A NEW
SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY
1, 2007]: Sec. 2.7. (a) "Automatic fire sprinkler system" means an
integrated system of underground and overhead piping for fire
protection purposes that is designed in accordance with the fire
safety laws of the commission.
(b) The system may include the following:
(1) A water, gas, or chemical supply, including any of the
(A) A gravity tank.
(B) A fire pump.
(C) A reservoir.
(D) A pressure tank.
(E) A connection beginning at the supply side of a gate
valve located at or near the property line where the pipe or
piping system provides water, gas, or chemicals used
exclusively for fire protection and related appurtenances
and to standpipes connected to automatic sprinkler
(2) An aboveground network of specially sized or
hydraulically designed piping installed in a building or part of
a building to which sprinklers are connected in a systematic
(3) A controlling valve and a device for actuating an alarm
when the system is in operation.
(4) Activation of the system by:
(A) heat from a fire; and
(B) discharge of water, gas, or chemicals over the fire area.
(c) The term includes the following:
(1) Wet pipe systems.
(2) Dry pipe systems.
(3) Pre-action systems.
(4) Deluge systems.
(5) Combined dry pipe and pre-action systems.
(6) Antifreeze systems.
(7) Closed loop systems.
(8) Systems using gases or chemicals.
(9) Any other fire suppression system approved by the state
SOURCE: IC 22-14-6; (07)IN0326.1.2. -->
SECTION 2. IC 22-14-6 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS
A NEW CHAPTER TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY
Chapter 6. Certification of Automatic Fire Sprinkler Inspectors
Sec. 1. An individual who inspects an automatic fire sprinkler
system must be certified as a:
(1) Level II; or
(2) Level III;
inspector for the inspection and testing of water based systems by
the National Institute for Certification in Engineering
Sec. 2. The commission shall adopt rules under IC 4-22-2
necessary to administer section 1 of this chapter.
SOURCE: ; (07)IN0326.1.3. -->
SECTION 3. [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE] (a)
Notwithstanding IC 22-14-6-2, as added by this act, the fire
prevention and building safety commission shall carry out the
duties imposed upon the commission under IC 22-14-6-2, as added
by this act, under interim written guidelines approved by the state
(b) This SECTION expires on the earlier of the following:
(1) The date rules are adopted under IC 22-14-6-2, as added
by this act.
(2) December 31, 2008.
SOURCE: ; (07)IN0326.1.4. -->
SECTION 4. An emergency is declared for this act.