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SB 1329
SB 1329: fire flow requirements; rural applicability
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Sponsor: Sen. Allen

Summary: In a county with a population of less than 500,000 persons (all but Maricopa and Pima), the state or a county, municipality or fire district are authorized to provide alternative methods to comply with the requirements to provide water and/or fire flow for fire protection under a fire or building code for single-family residential properties if the alternative methods are part of a wildland-urban interface code or an international fire or building code. A property owner may apply for a waiver of the water or fire flow requirements and alternative methods under specified circumstances.

League Position: OPPOSE


2/1/2017: SB1329 passed the Senate Government Committee by a vote of 5-2. The bill proceeds to the Rules Committee.

2/23/2017: SB1329 passed the Senate COW.

2/27/2017: SB1329 passed the Senate Third Read by a vote of 28-2. The bill was transmitted to the House.

3/16/2017: SB1329 passed the House Land, Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee by a vote of 5-2-0-1. The bill now proceeds to the Rules Committee.