Colorado Legislative Council Staff
REVISED NO FISCAL IMPACT
(Replaces Fiscal Note dated January 9, 1998)
February 17, 1998
Scott Nachtrieb (866-4752)
TITLE: CONCERNING THE FIRE SUPPRESSION PROGRAM IN THE FIRE SAFETY DIVISION OF THE COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY.
Summary of Legislation
The bill, as amended by the House State, Veterans, and Military Affairs Committee, would continue the fire suppression program for the inspection of fire suppression systems until July 1, 2005. The provision that eliminated the registration requirements for fire suppression contractors was removed by the amendment. Any person who files a complaint or provides testimony with respect to a disciplinary matter, if such person made a reasonable effort to obtain the facts of the matter, would be provided qualified immunity. This bill would become effective July 1, 1998.
The provision that eliminated the ability of the Division of Fire Safety in the Department of Public Safety to conduct reviews and inspections of fire suppression systems that are currently done by local governments was removed. The amendment has returned this provision to current law. The provision that eliminated the authority of the Division of Fire Safety to register fire suppression contractors was removed. The amendment has returned this provision to current law. The two provisions that created the fiscal impact for the introduced bill have been returned to current law. Therefore, this bill, as amended, is assessed as having no fiscal impact.
This fiscal note implies no spending authority would be required for FY 1998-99 to implement this bill.
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