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SF 3910

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 04/10/2018 08:35am

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to labor and industry; prohibiting mandatory fire sprinkler installation;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 299F.011, by adding a subdivision;
326B.809.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, 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) This subdivision does not 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 2016, 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 must be included or incorporated by reference into the agreement. Agreements
must 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 begin fire sprinkler opt-in forms,new text end and mechanic's
lien waivers.