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Senate Bill No. 666

Public Act No. 06-162

AN ACT CONCERNING FLOOR PROXIMITY PATH MARKING DEVICES.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2006) Not later than January 1, 2008, the State Building Inspector and the State Fire Marshal, in conjunction with the Codes and Standards Committee, shall make amendments to the State Building Code and the State Fire Safety Code concerning floor proximity path marking devices or related devices intended for installation as a system to identify the path of emergency egress. The amendments shall require that a path marking system be installed within eighteen inches of the floor, provide a visible delineation of the path of travel along the designated exit access and be essentially continuous, except as interrupted by doorways, hallways, corridors or other such architectural features. The amendments shall provide which materials may be used for path marking, and such materials shall include, but not be limited to, electrical photo luminescent or self-luminous material. The amendments shall require installation of a path marking system in new construction in (1) Group A occupancies with an occupant load of more than three hundred persons, (2) Group B medical occupancies, (3) Group E occupancies, (4) Group I-1 occupancies, (5) Group I-2 occupancies, (6) Group R-1 hotels and motels, and (7) Group R-2 dormitories.

Approved June 6, 2006