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Senate Bill 0273

Senate Bill 0273

ARCHIVE (2012)

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DIGEST OF SB 273 (Updated March 1, 2012 10:48 am - DI 84)

Regulation of outdoor stage equipment. Specifies that the fire prevention and building safety commission ("commission") may adopt rules to regulate outdoor stage equipment used in connection with an outdoor performance as a Class 1 structure. Specifies that the rules apply to outdoor stage equipment used after the later of June 30, 2012, or 60 days after the commission adopts its initial rules. Permits the commission to exempt or provide alternative requirements for small assemblies of outdoor stage equipment. Validates local programs regulating outdoor stage equipment that were implemented before March 15, 2012. Specifies that a local unit has jurisdiction to require compliance with state requirements on both private and public property, including the state fairgrounds. Provides that state authority over outdoor stage equipment expires on January 1, 2014. Provides for a study committee to study the issues related to the regulation of outdoor stage equipment and recommend permanent legislation to the general assembly to regulate the use of outdoor stage equipment in Indiana for the purpose of protecting the safety of persons at an outdoor performance. Requires copies of reports related to the collapse of an outdoor stage on the state fairgrounds to be submitted to the study committee.
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