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Bill Number: 2593 Ratification Number: 797 Act Number 672 Introducing Body: House Subject: Certain exemptions from the provisions of the Fire Protection Sprinkler Systems Act
(A672, R797, H2593)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 23-45-135, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO CERTAIN EXEMPTIONS FROM THE PROVISIONS OF THE FIRE PROTECTION SPRINKLER SYSTEMS ACT, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THIS FIRE PROTECTION SPRINKLER SYSTEMS ACT DOES NOT APPLY TO CERTAIN PLUMBING CONTRACTORS AND UTILITY CONTRACTORS WHEN PERFORMING SPECIFIED FUNCTIONS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 23-45-135 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 23-45-135. The provisions of this chapter do not apply to licensed mechanical contractors performing emergency repair work on existing fire protection sprinkler systems or existing water spray systems or existing water foam systems where the labor cost of the work does not exceed one thousand dollars or to persons engaged in the planning, installation, repair, alteration, addition, maintenance, or inspection of a fire protection sprinkler system or water spray system or water foam system on their own property or that of their normal employer.
Plumbing contractors holding a group 2 or 3 plumbing contractor license are not required to be licensed under this chapter to install standpipe systems, including hose connections, hose cabinets and related branch lines, provided that they do not supply automatic fire protection sprinklers. A utility contractor holding a group 2 or 3 utility contractor license is not required to be licensed under this chapter to install underground water mains, hydrant mains, and fire hydrants to the point of the connection to the underground fire protection sprinkler system mains."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.