Fire safety legislation sponsored by Rep. Laura Cox, R-Livonia, was unanimously approved by the House Committee on Regulatory Reform today.
House Bill 5121 requires commercial and multi-family structures of three units or more to post signage if their roof and floor systems were constructed with lightweight material that have been proven to burn at a quicker rate than their heavier counterparts.
“This legislation is about protecting our firefighters,” said Rep. Cox. “Their first priority is saving everyone inside a fire, but they should also know immediately upon arrival what that structure includes in terms of construction and framing materials.”
Rep. Cox and Paul DeNapoli, Director of the Fire Science Program at Madonna University and a retired Livonia Fire Department Battalion Chief, testified before the committee on Feb. 24.
The legislation now advances to the full House for a vote.