CHAPTER 330

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 438

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 16 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE :

Section 1. Amend Chapter 66, Title 16 of the Delaware Code by designating the currently existing “§ 6603” as “§ 6603(a)”.

Section 2. Further Amend Chapter 66, Title 16 of the Delaware Code by inserting a new “§ 6603(b)” to read as follows:

“§ 6603(b). The State Fire Prevention Commission shall promulgate regulations consistent with the following language: The State Fire Marshal shall require that all persons involved in the inspection and testing of water-based fire protection systems maintain current certification in the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET II) ‘Inspection and Testing of Water-based Systems’ certification program or a substantially similar and equivalent course of instruction, as determined by the State Fire Marshal, as a condition of permit renewal after July 1, 2009.”.

Section 3. Further Amend Chapter 66, Title 16 of the Delaware Code by inserting a new “§ 6603(c)” to read as follows:

“§ 6603(c). The State Fire Prevention Commission shall promulgate regulations consistent with the following language: The State Fire Marshal shall require that persons involved in the inspection and testing of water-based fire protection systems shall complete sixteen (16) contact hours of continuing education or similar course of instruction during each biennial period of renewal. Any and all continuing education requirements completed pursuant to § 6603(b) of this Title may be used to meet the continuing education requirements as called for under this Section.”.

Section 4. This Bill shall have an effective date of thirty (30) days after enactment.

Approved July 9, 2008