CM Bo Mitchell stood in support of Ryman-Baker. He maintained that their bill was consistent with what the men and women who risked their lives going into buildings to fight fires were asking for, in contrast to what night club owners were asking for. I took a glance a the bill and the reference to night clubs has specifically to do with installing sprinklers:
J. Section 18.104.22.168 of the 2006 Edition of the NFPA 1 Uniform Fire Code, which is a part of the National Fire Code, is hereby amended by deleting subsection 22.214.171.124.1 in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof the following new subsection 126.96.36.199.1:Now that there are going to be 2 options for amending fire codes, it is fair to ask whether it is really unreasonable to ask discotheques that allow more than 100 people to install sprinklers. Or is the administration simply choosing to help out big business over guarding the public safety of consumers?
188.8.131.52.1 Where the occupant load exceeds 100, the following assembly occupancies shall be protected throughout by an approved, supervised automatic sprinkler system in accordance with NFPA 13 not later than June 1, 2012.
(1) Bars with live entertainment
(2) Dance halls
(5) Assembly occupancies with festival seating