CHAPTER 469

FIRE PREVENTION COMMISSION

AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE STATE FIRE PREVENTION COMMISSION AND DEFINING ITS POWERS AND DUTIES.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. Chapter 4, Title 16, Delaware Code, is hereby amended by adding thereto the following sections :

§ 405. State Fire Prevention Commission; appointment; qualifications

There is hereby created a State Fire Prevention Commission, which shall consist of 5 persons appointed by the Governor to serve during the pleasure of the Governor. Of the members of said Commission there shall at all times be 3 members, one from each county, who shall be members of volunteer fire companies with at least 5 years of combat fire experience. The remaining 2 members of the Commission shall be representatives of industry from New Castle County and Sussex County.

§ 406. Organization and meetings of commission; members to serve without compensation

The State Fire Prevention Commission shall select a Chairman and Vice-Chairman from among its members and shall hold regular meetings at least once a month and special meetings when called by its Chairman. The members of the Commission shall serve without compensation.

§ 407. Advice to State Fire Marshal; approval of budget estimates

The State Fire Prevention Commission shall advise the State Fire Marshal on the discharge of all duties and the exercise of all powers entrusted to him by this Chapter and shall approve the biennial estimate of expenditures of his office before it is submitted to the Budget Commission.