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HF 460

1st Engrossment - 87th Legislature (2011 - 2012) Posted on 05/20/2011 11:58pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

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Introduction Posted on 02/10/2011
1st Engrossment Posted on 05/20/2011
Unofficial Engrossments
1st Unofficial Engrossment Posted on 05/16/2011

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A bill for an act
relating to State Fire Code; prohibiting sprinkler requirements in single-family
dwellings; requiring licensee offer of option to install fire sprinklers before
entering into certain written contracts; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010,
sections 299F.011, by adding a subdivision; 326B.809.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 299F.011, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 4d. new text end

new text begin Single-family dwelling; fire sprinklers. new text end

new text begin (a) The State Building Code,
the State Fire Code, or a political subdivision of the state by code, by ordinance, as a
condition of receiving public funding, or in any other way, must not require the installation
of fire sprinklers, any fire sprinkler system components, or automatic fire-extinguishing
equipment or devices in any new or existing single-family detached dwelling unit.
new text end

new text begin (b) Nothing in this subdivision shall be construed to affect or limit a requirement
for smoke or fire detectors, alarms, or their components.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 326B.809, is amended to read:


326B.809 WRITTEN CONTRACT REQUIRED.

(a) All agreements including proposals, estimates, bids, quotations, contracts,
purchase orders, and change orders between a licensee and a customer for the performance
of a licensee's services must be in writing and must contain the following:

(1) a detailed summary of the services to be performed;

(2) a description of the specific materials to be used or a list of standard features
to be included; and

(3) the total contract price or a description of the basis on which the price will
be calculated.

(b) Before entering into an agreement, the licensee shall provide a prospective
customer with written performance guidelines for the services to be performed.
Performance guidelines also must be included or incorporated by reference in the
agreement. All agreements shall be signed and dated by the licensee and customer.

new text begin (c) Before entering into an agreement, the licensee shall offer a prospective customer
the option to install fire sprinklers, any fire sprinkler system components, or automatic
fire-extinguishing equipment or devices in any new single-family detached dwelling unit.
The offer shall be included or incorporated by reference in the agreement. All agreements
shall be signed and dated by the licensee and customer.
new text end

deleted text begin (c)deleted text end new text begin(d) new text endThe licensee shall provide to the customer, at no charge, a signed and
dated document at the time that the licensee and customer sign and date the document.
Documents include agreements, performance guidelines, new text beginfire sprinkler opt-in forms, new text endand
mechanic's lien waivers.