Fire Prevention Code; requires automatic sprinkler systems, etc. in certain structures. (HB2297)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Uniform Statewide Building Code; Statewide Fire Prevention Code; required automatic sprinkler systems or other fire suppression systems in certain structures. Requires the Board of Housing and Community Development to establish standards for requiring automatic sprinkler systems or other fire suppression systems in buildings that are more than 75 feet or more than six stories high and used, in whole or in part, as (i) a residential dwelling unit designed or developed and marketed to persons aged 60 years or older or (ii) an assisted living facility licensed by the Department of Social Services. The bill also contains technical amendments. Amends § 27-97, § 36-99.3, § 36-99.5:1, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 067103402
01/09/2007Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/12/2007Assigned GL sub: #1 Housing (Suit)
01/19/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2297)
01/23/2007Letter sent to Housing Study Commission