S0934B1363A04671 MAB:NLG 02/04/20 #90 A04671
AMENDMENTS TO SENATE BILL NO. 934
Sponsor: SENATOR BROOKS
Printer's No. 1363
Amend Bill, page 2, lines 8 through 30; page 3, lines 1
through 16; by striking out all of said lines on said pages and
inserting
(c) All child care centers and family child care homes shall
have a fire detection device or system that is operable and
properly maintained at all times in compliance with the act of
April 27, 1927 (P.L.465, No.299), referred to as the "Fire and
Panic Act," the act of November 10, 1999 (P.L.491, No.45), known
as the "Pennsylvania Construction Code Act," and applicable
regulations. The following shall apply:
(1) To verify operability, a child care center or a family
child care home shall manually test all fire detection devices
or systems at least once every thirty days and shall maintain a
written record of the testing with the facility's fire drill
logs. Operability shall also be demonstrated during the
department's annual inspection.
(2) If a fire detection device or system cannot be tested
every thirty days, the child care center or family child care
home shall have the device or system tested at least annually by
a fire safety professional and shall maintain written
documentation of the test results with the facility's fire drill
logs. The documentation shall be on the fire safety
professional's letterhead.
(3) A child care center or family child care home shall keep
the proof and date of purchase of an interconnected fire
detection device or system with the facility's fire drill logs.
(4) The department's certification staff shall conduct a
visual inspection of the child care center or family child care
home to identify whether the child care center or family child
care home may not be in compliance with fire safety requirements
with respect to smoke detectors under the "Fire and Panic Act"
and the "Pennsylvania Construction Code Act." Upon inspection
under this section, notice of any suspected failure to satisfy
the safety requirements of this subsection in a child care
center or family child care home shall be provided to the
building code official charged by law or ordinance with the
enforcement of safety requirements. Upon request by the
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department, the building code official shall furnish to the
department the inspection reports and any other pertinent
information with respect to the requirements of this subsection
for a child care center or family child care home to ensure
compliance with this section.
Amend Bill, page 3, line 19, by striking out "120" and
inserting
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See A04671 in
the context
of SB0934