Automatic fire sprinkler inspectors; requirement for licensure, certification. (SB1774)

Introduced By

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Board for Contractors; requirements for licensure; certification of automatic fire sprinkler inspectors. Creates the classification of fire sprinkler contractor for the purpose of licensure by the Board for Contractors (the Board). The bill also creates a certification for automatic fire sprinkler inspectors and prohibits any person from conducting inspections of automatic fire sprinkler systems unless he maintains or is accompanied by a person who maintains a Level II or higher NICET certification. The bill requires the Board to promulgate regulations requiring continuing education and knowledge of the Statewide Fire Prevention Code as prerequisites for certification renewal as an automatic fire sprinkler inspector. The provisions of the bill mandating NICET certification have a delayed effective date of July 1, 2021. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/18/2019Presented and ordered printed 19104697D
01/18/2019Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/28/2019Reported from General Laws and Technology (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2019Read second time
01/31/2019Reading of amendments waived
01/31/2019Amendments by Senator Edwards agreed to
01/31/2019Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1774E
01/31/2019Printed as engrossed 19104697D-E
02/01/2019Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2019Placed on Calendar
02/06/2019Read first time
02/06/2019Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/07/2019Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #2
02/07/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1774E)
02/14/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 1-N)
02/14/2019Reported from General Laws (20-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2019Read second time
02/19/2019Read third time
02/19/2019Passed House (87-Y 12-N)
02/19/2019VOTE: PASSAGE (87-Y 12-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2019Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1774ER)
02/22/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1774ER)
02/22/2019Signed by President
02/22/2019Signed by Speaker
03/04/2019Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 4, 2019
03/04/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/21/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 726 (effective - see bill)
03/21/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0726)