HB 1401 - DIGEST
(SUBSTITUTED FOR - SEE 1ST SUB)
Provides that the director of fire protection shall require all applicants for alcoholic beverages licenses to submit a valid certificate of inspection, as provided in the state building code, issued by a local inspector and signed by the head of the fire department for the city, town, or district in which the applicant intends to sell alcoholic beverages to be consumed on the premises.
Requires the certificate of inspection to attest to the safety of the building or structure in which the applicant intends to sell alcoholic beverages to be consumed on the premises and that the building or structure meets or exceeds the requirements of the state building code.
Provides that the state building code council shall require the owner of any building or structure or portion thereof, that includes a place of business designed or used for occupancy as a nightclub, dance hall, discotheque, bar, or for similar entertainment purposes, with a capacity of one hundred persons or more, to install an adequate system of automatic sprinklers throughout the building including, but not limited to, residential dwellings and in any common areas connected thereto, in accordance with the state building code.
Provides that any owner, occupant, lessee, or other person having control or supervision of any assembly use group building and who causes or permits a dangerous condition to exist on the premises at anytime shall be punished by a fine of not more than five thousand dollars or by imprisonment for not more than two and one-half years, or both.