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Act 207 of 1941
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Act 207 of 1941

AN ACT to provide for the prevention of fires and the protection of persons and property from exposure to the dangers of fire or explosion; to authorize the investigation of fires and the discovery of crime or other offenses in relation thereto; to require the razing, repair, or alteration of buildings, and the clearing and improvement of premises which constitute a fire hazard or a menace to the peace, security, or safety of persons or property; to control the construction, use, and occupancy of buildings and premises in relation to safety, including fire safety; to provide for the certification of fire inspectors and the delegation of certain powers to those certified fire inspectors; to provide for the regulation of the storage and transportation of hazardous material; to provide for the issuance of certificates; to prohibit the use of certain fire extinguishers and fire extinguishing agents; to provide immunity from liability for certain persons; to provide for the administration and enforcement of this act; to prescribe penalties; to provide for the promulgation of rules; to provide for the assessment of fees; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.

History: 1941, Act 207, Imd. Eff. June 16, 1941 ;-- Am. 1952, Act 113, Eff. Sept. 18, 1952 ;-- Am. 1961, Act 102, Eff. Sept. 8, 1961 ;-- Am. 1978, Act 3, Imd. Eff. Feb. 7, 1978 ;-- Am. 1980, Act 247, Eff. Oct. 1, 1980 ;-- Am. 1984, Act 314, Imd. Eff. Dec. 21, 1984 ;-- Am. 2006, Act 187, Imd. Eff. June 19, 2006 ;-- Am. 2006, Act 337, Imd. Eff. Aug. 15, 2006

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

Section 29.1SectionDefinitions.
Section 29.1aSectionShort title.
Section 29.1bSectionBureau of fire services; creation; state fire marshal as head of bureau; membership; powers and duties; financial transactions and records.
Section 29.1cSectionBureau of fire services; duties; powers.
Section 29.1dSectionState fire marshal; duties.
Section 29.1eSectionUniforms, equipment, and other articles; prohibited acts; violation; penalty; "facsimile" defined.
Section 29.2SectionAdministration and enforcement of act.
Section 29.2aSectionRules; promulgation; ad hoc committees.
Section 29.2bSectionDelegation of authority to enforce fire safety rules; certification of individuals; rules; ordinances; fire inspectors; duration, renewal, and revocation of delegated authority; review of decisions.
Section 29.2cSectionHospital operation and maintenance inspection fees; plan review and construction inspection fees for hospitals and schools; disposition; establishment of fee schedule.
Section 29.3SectionRepealed. 1965, Act 200, Imd. Eff. July 16, 1965.
Section 29.3aSectionRepealed. 1978, Act 3, Imd. Eff. Feb. 7, 1978.
Section 29.3bSectionState fire safety board; creation; appointment, qualifications, terms, and removal of members; quorum; voting; hearing; chairperson; regular and special meetings; conducting business at public meeting; expenses; appropriation; minutes; record; availability of certain writings to public; confidentiality; reports, analyses, or summaries.
Section 29.3cSectionRules; review and consideration; variation of application of rule; board as hearing body; modification of ruling or interpretation; decision; exemption.
Section 29.3dSectionInstallation of manual fire alarm box required in schools; exception.
Section 29.3eSectionRules pertaining to uniform fire safety requirements.
Section 29.4SectionFire incident report; report of fire by fire insurance company; reporting fires where arson suspected; request for release of information relative to fire loss; notice and information where incendiary means suspected; liability for furnishing information; confidentiality; testimony in civil action or administrative hearing; “insurance company” defined.
Section 29.5SectionHazardous materials or other substances.
Section 29.5aSectionInspection of vehicle transporting hazardous material; violation; notice of condemnation; allowing vehicle to proceed to make deliveries; return and repair of vehicle; impounding vehicle; temporary release; notice of correction of conditions; reinspection; release upon compliance and payment of expenses; notice; conduct by official.
Section 29.5bSectionRepealed. 1996, Act 152, Imd. Eff. Mar. 25, 1996.
Section 29.5cSectionFilling or storage locations; certificate; approval of department of environmental quality; exception.
Section 29.5dSectionIssuance of certificates; authorization to conduct inspections; annual fee; revocation of authorization; exemptions; review of procedures; installation application; fee per tank; waiver; payment and amount of fees; exemptions; certain local ordinance prohibited; collection and disposition of fees; creation of hazardous materials storage tank regulatory enforcement fund.
Section 29.5eSectionFinding of noncompliance; revoking or denying renewal of certificate; order.
Section 29.5fSectionRepealed. 1996, Act 152, Imd. Eff. Mar. 25, 1996.
Section 29.5gSectionFire, explosion, spill, leak, accident, or related occurrence; notice of details.
Section 29.5hSectionBureau of fire services; duties generally.
Section 29.5iSectionDry cleaning operation using flammable liquid; certificate required; amount and adjustment of fee; application of section; "class IV installation" defined.
Section 29.5jSectionTerminal at which tank filled by pipeline; high level alarm system; testing; plans and specifications; final inspection; fire and emergency plan.
Section 29.5kSectionAttended terminal at which tank filled by pipeline; high level alarm system.
Section 29.5lSectionUnattended terminal at which tank filled by pipeline; high level alarm system.
Section 29.5mSectionRemote control terminal at which tank filled by pipeline; high level alarm system; equipment; sounding of audible trouble alarm.
Section 29.5nSectionDelivery of flammable liquid into above ground liquid storage tank by pipeline at remote control terminal; conditions.
Section 29.5oSectionAdditional safety equipment and procedures required by director of department of environmental quality; requesting variation of requirements; local ordinances.
Section 29.5pSectionInformation regarding hazardous chemicals in workplace; request; list; material safety data sheet; description of quantity and location of hazardous chemical; time extension; availability of information; rules; update of information; limitation.
Section 29.6SectionInvestigation and inquiry into cause or origin of fire; entering and inspecting building or premises; demonstration fire resulting in death or injury; "injury" defined.
Section 29.7SectionCrime or other offense committed in connection with fire; inquiry; subpoenas; oaths or affirmations; perjury; aid of circuit court; court order; contempt; self-incrimination; exception.
Section 29.7aSectionConditions dangerous to persons or property; restrictions and requirements; investigation of causes and effects.
Section 29.7bSectionTents; requirements for resistance to fire; exceptions; camping tentage of new manufacture.
Section 29.7cSectionLiability of persons providing assistance upon request of state fire marshal; issuance of identification.
Section 29.7dSectionNo burning restriction; conditions; notice to public; "consumer fireworks" defined.
Section 29.8SectionFire hazard; inspection and examination of building or premises; findings, report, and recommendations.
Section 29.9SectionFire hazard; determination; order; compliance; refusal to obey order; service on unknown owner; enforcement of ordinances or charter provisions.
Section 29.10SectionService of orders.
Section 29.11SectionSubstantial compliance with MCL 29.8 and 29.9.
Section 29.12SectionOrders presumed valid and reasonable; prima facie evidence.
Section 29.13SectionNoncompliance with order; filing petition in circuit court; contents of petition; order to show cause; service of order; hearing; determination; modifying, changing, or affirming order; failure to appear or make return; securing specific performance; injunction prohibited.
Section 29.14SectionNotice of pendency of proceedings under order; filing for record; constructive notice; order and proceedings not affected by subsequent transfer.
Section 29.15SectionOther persons as parties defendant; service of order to show cause.
Section 29.16SectionNoncompliance with order or direction of court as contempt; citation; execution of order and directions; cost and expense of executing order; use of salvaged materials; disposition of surplus.
Section 29.17SectionAcquisition of title by state not to exempt property from act.
Section 29.18SectionService of order or process; return of service.
Section 29.19SectionFire drills in schools and school dormitories; unrestricted emergency egress; compliance; record; minimum drills; weather conditions; tornado safety drills; location of drills; security measures; drills during lunch or recess periods; documentation of completed school safety drill; posting on website; list of scheduled drill days; limitation; protective apparatus or equipment; development of model; cardiac emergency response plan; definitions.
Section 29.19aSectionFire drill procedures; training of instructional staff of postsecondary educational institution; unrestricted emergency egress; fire drills; record; statement certifying compliance; violation; penalty; report; definitions.
Section 29.20, 29.21SectionRepealed. 1978, Act 3, Imd. Eff. Feb. 7, 1978.
Section 29.21aSectionFire extinguishers or fire extinguishing devices.
Section 29.21bSectionFire extinguishers; liquefied compressed gas, toxicity.
Section 29.21cSectionPlace of public assemblage; inspection; certificate required.
Section 29.21dSectionPlace of public assemblage; issuance; display; revocation or denial; order to cease operation.
Section 29.21eSectionRepealed. 1980, Act 247, Eff. Oct. 1, 1980.
Section 29.22SectionViolations; penalties; exception for certain temporary door locking device or system.
Section 29.23SectionFire hazard as nuisance; abatement; action; procedure; order or decree; condition; injunction; jurisdiction; cost and expense of abatement; continuance of hearing.
Section 29.24SectionAnnual report to governor; contents.
Section 29.25SectionRepeal; saving clause.
Section 29.26SectionFirm; prohibited acts; certification requirements; subsections (1)(d) and (2) inapplicable to licensed architect or professional engineer.
Section 29.27SectionRepealed. 2006, Act 189, Imd. Eff. June 19, 2006.
Section 29.28SectionDisplay of certificate; maintenance and inspection of records; recertification; fees.
Section 29.29SectionInstallation or modification of required fire alarm system or fire suppression system; plans and specifications; approval; documentation; fee; form; testing, servicing, inspection, or maintenance of system; drawing; certification of firm.
Section 29.30SectionDiscovery of system believed in violation of state law; report; acknowledgment of notice.
Section 29.31SectionTownship, city, village, or county ordinance or resolution; rules; “inconsistent” defined; fee.
Section 29.32SectionSuspension of certification; hearing; affirming, reversing, or modifying decision to suspend certification; revocation of certification; recertification; accepting plans and specifications for approval.
Section 29.33SectionPerformance of certain acts by noncertified firm; principal executive officer guilty of misdemeanor; penalty.
Section 29.34SectionRepealed. 2006, Act 189, Imd. Eff. June 19, 2006.
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