April 12, 2023, Introduced by Senators IRWIN, SHINK, BAYER, MCMORROW, KLINEFELT, SANTANA and GEISS and referred to the Committee on Regulatory Affairs.

A bill to amend 1941 PA 207, entitled

"Fire prevention code,"

by amending section 7b (MCL 29.7b).

the people of the state of michigan enact:

Sec. 7b. (1) The following items shall must meet the appropriate requirements for resistance to fire prescribed in the standard methods of fire tests for flame-resistant textiles, films, national fire protection association No. 701-1969:fire resistance requirements of not less than 1 standard described in subsection (3):

(a) A tent which that may be occupied or furnished for public assembly by 50 or more people.

(b) A tent in which animals are stabled for public exhibition or sale.

(c) A tent located within a building used by the public.

(d) All tarpaulins and decorative material used in connection with any of the above.a tent described in subdivision (a), (b), or (c).

(2) A safety net or tent used for recreational camping is exempt from this section.

(3) After October 1, 1975, all camping tentage of new manufacture sold in this state shall comply with the provisions for resistance to fire as prescribed in the specification for flame-resistant materials used in camping tentage, canvas products association international-84, 1974, or another nationally recognized standard that is acceptable to the director.

(3) Only the following standards may be used to meet the fire resistance requirements under subsection (1):

(a) CPAI-84 (2021), "A Specification for Flame-Resistant Materials Used in Camping Tentage".

(b) NFPA 701 (2023), "Standard Methods of Fire Tests for Flame Propagation of Textiles and Films".

(c) Another standard that is determined, in rules promulgated by the bureau, to be equivalent to a standard described in subdivision (a) or (b).

(4) If a standard described in subsection (3)(a) or (b) is revised after the effective date of the amendatory act that added this subsection, the bureau may take notice of the revision and determine whether the revision relates to this section. If the bureau determines that the revision relates to this section, the revision may be incorporated by reference in rules promulgated by the bureau.

Enacting section 1. This amendatory act takes effect 90 days after the date it is enacted into law.