LD 820
Session - 126th Maine Legislature
LR 1978
Item 1
Bill Tracking, Additional Documents Chamber Status

An Act Regarding Fire Escapes for Certain Buildings

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 25 MRSA §2453,  as repealed and replaced by PL 2007, c. 258, §1, is repealed.

Sec. 2. 25 MRSA §2543, first ¶,  as amended by PL 1973, c. 788, §112, is further amended to read:

Such The marshal shall, within Aroostook County, have has the same powers and duties given to fire inspectors by virtue of section 2360, shall have and has the same powers and duties given the fire inspector by virtue of section 2392 and shall have the same powers and duties given to fire inspectors, boards of engineers and chiefs of fire departments by virtue of section 2453, except that in case of conflict in authority between state, county and town fire officials, the order of final determination or decision shall be is first in the State, 2nd in the county and 3rd in the town fire officials.


This bill repeals the provision of law that provides that a person, firm or organization that violates the law pertaining to the installment and maintenance of fire escapes commits a civil violation to eliminate a conflict between the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 25, section 2453 and the National Fire Protection Association Life Safety Code 101. It also amends a section to correct a cross-reference to the repealed provision.

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