A N A C T
RELATING TO FIRE SAFETY - - INSPECTION FEES
It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
SECTION 1. Section 23-28.35-1.2 of the General Laws in Chapter 23-28.35 entitled "Fire Detection Systems in Existing Residential Occupancies" is hereby amended to read as follows:
23-28.35-1.2. Fees -- The agency, bureau, department in any city, town, fire district, or other subdivision of municipal government that performs smoke detector inspections in all existing one, two (2), and three (3) family dwellings, and all existing apartment dwellings of less than eight (8) living units shall, at the time of inspection, be allowed to charge a
twenty thirty dollar ($20.00) ($30.00) fee for the inspection on any one, two (2), and three (3) family dwellings and all existing apartments of less than eight (8) living units. The responsibility of this charged fee will be borne by the seller on each occurrence before title to the property is transferred as a result of a sale. A twenty dollar ($20.00) thirty dollar ($30.00) fee will be allowed for any subsequent reinspection on the same one, two (2), and three (3) family dwellings, and all existing apartment units of less than eight (8) units, due to improper installation, wrong location, improper wiring method, or the seller's failure to maintain a mutually agreed upon appointment with the agency, bureau, or department that performs the inspection function. The fees collected by the agency, bureau, or department performing the inspections in any city, town, fire district, or other municipal subdivision shall be used for fire prevention purposes in that particular city, town, fire
district, or other municipal subdivision.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect on January 1, 2002.