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International Fire Code 2018 (IFC 2018)

Part I — Administrative

Part II — General Safety Provisions

Part III — Building and Equipment Design Features

ICC 300 Bleachers, Folding and Telescopic Seating, and Grandstands

Part IV — Special Occupancies and Operations

Part V — Hazardous Materials

Part VI — Referenced Standards

Part VII — Appendices

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Fire Sprinkler Statutes

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299M.01 Definitions

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Subdivision 1 Scope

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For the purposes of this chapter, the following terms have the meanings given them in this section.

Subdivision 2 Apprentice Sprinkler Fitter

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"Apprentice sprinkler fitter" means a person, other than a fire protection contractor or journeyman sprinkler fitter, who is regularly engaged in learning the trade under the direct supervision of a licensed fire protection contractor or journeyman sprinkler fitter and is registered with a state or federal approval agency.

Subdivision 3 Commissioner

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"Commissioner" means the commissioner of public safety.

Subdivision 4 Council

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"Council" means the Minnesota Advisory Council on Fire Protection Systems.

Subdivision 5 Department

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"Department" means the Department of Public Safety.

Subdivision 6 Fire Protection Contractor

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"Fire protection contractor" means a person who contracts to sell, design, install, modify, alter, or inspect a fire protection system or its parts or related equipment.

Subdivision 7 Fire Protection System

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"Fire protection system" means a sprinkler, standpipe, hose system, or other special hazard system for fire protection purposes only, that is composed of an integrated system of underground and overhead piping connected to a water source. "Fire protection system" does not include the water service piping to a city water main, or piping used for potable water purposes, or piping used for heating or cooling purposes. Openings from potable water piping for fire protection systems must be made by persons properly licensed under Section 326B.46. Persons properly licensed under Section 326B.46 may also sell, design, install, modify or inspect a standpipe, hose system only.

Subdivision 8 Journeyman Sprinkler Fitter

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"Journeyman sprinkler fitter" means a person who is certified as competent to engage in installing, connecting, altering, repairing, or adding to a fire protection system for and under the supervision of a fire protection contractor.

Subdivision 8a Multipurpose Potable Water Piping System Contractor

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"Multipurpose potable water piping system contractor" means a person who contracts to sell, design, install, modify, or inspect a multipurpose potable water piping system, its parts, or related equipment.

Subdivision 8b Multipurpose Potable Water Piping System

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"Multipurpose potable water piping system" means a potable water piping system that is intended to serve both domestic and fire protection needs throughout a one- or two-family dwelling unit. No person may install a multipurpose potable water piping system unless that person is licensed pursuant to Section 326B.46 and is certified pursuant to Section 299M.03.

Subdivision 8c Multipurpose Potable Water Piping System Installer

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"Multipurpose potable water piping system installer" means a person who is certified as competent to engage in installing, connecting, altering, repairing, or adding to a residential multipurpose potable water piping system in a one- or two-family dwelling unit.

Subdivision 9 Municipality

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"Municipality" means a town or statutory or home rule charter city.

History: 1992 c 508 s 1; 1998 c 367 art 11 s 10; 1Sp2003 c 2 art 4 s 14-16; 2007 c 140 art 6 s 15;art 13 s 4

299M.03 License or Certificate Required

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Subdivision 1 Contractor License

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Except for residential installations by the owner of an occupied one- or two-family dwelling, a person may not sell, design, install, modify, or inspect a fire protection system, its parts, or related equipment, or offer to do so, unless annually licensed to perform these duties as a fire protection contractor. No license is required under this section for a person licensed as a professional engineer under Section 326.03 who is competent in fire protection system design or a person licensed as an alarm and communication contractor under Section 326B.34 for performing activities authorized by that license.

Subdivision 1a Multipurpose Potable Water Piping System Contractor License

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Except for residential installations by the owner-occupant of a one- or two-family dwelling, a person may not sell, design, install, modify, or inspect a multipurpose potable water piping system, its parts, or related equipment, or offer to do so, unless annually licensed to perform these duties as a multipurpose potable water piping system contractor. No license is required under this section for a person licensed as a professional engineer under Section 326.03 who is competent in fire protection system design.

Subdivision 2 Journeyman Certificate

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Except for residential installations by the owner of an occupied one- or two-family dwelling, a person may not install, connect, alter, repair, or add to a fire protection system, under the supervision of a fire protection contractor, unless annually certified to perform those duties as a journeyman sprinkler fitter or as a registered apprentice sprinkler fitter. This subdivision does not apply to a person maintaining or repairing a fire protection system if the system is located in a facility regulated under the federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977, United States Code, Title 30, Section 801 et seq.

Subdivision 3 Multipurpose Potable Water Piping System Installer Certificate

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Except for residential installations by the owner-occupant of a one- or two-family dwelling, a person may not install, connect, alter, repair, or add to a multipurpose potable water piping system, unless annually certified to perform these duties as a multipurpose potable water piping system installer. A multipurpose potable water piping system installer certificate only allows the certificate holder to work on one- and two-family residential units.

Subdivision 4 Certification Fee; Annual Appropriation

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The state fire marshal shall charge $55 to conduct and administer the journeyman sprinkler fitter certification process. Money received by the State Fire Marshal Division for the administration of this program must be deposited in the state treasury and credited to a state fire marshal dedicated account in the special revenue fund. All money in the state fire marshal account is annually appropriated to the commissioner of public safety to administer this program.

History: 1992 c 508 s 3; 1995 c 265 art 2 s 27; 1998 c 367 art 11 s 12,13; 1Sp2003 c 2 art 4 s 17-19;2007 c 140 art 5 s 32; art 13 s 4; 2008 c 300 s 19; 2011 c 76 art 1 s 50
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