MCL - Section 29.7b

Act 207 of 1941

29.7b Tents; requirements for resistance to fire; exceptions; fire resistance standards.

Sec. 7b.

    (1) The following items must meet the appropriate fire resistance requirements of not less than 1 standard described in subsection (3):
    (a) A tent that may be occupied or furnished for public assembly by 50 or more people.
    (b) A tent in which animals are stabled for public exhibition or sale.
    (c) A tent located within a building used by the public.
    (d) All tarpaulins and decorative material used in connection with a tent described in subdivision (a), (b), or (c).
    (2) A safety net or tent used for recreational camping is exempt from this section.
    (3) Only the following standards may be used to meet the fire resistance requirements under subsection (1):
    (a) NFPA 701 (2023), "Standard Methods of Fire Tests for Flame Propagation of Textiles and Films".
    (b) Another standard that is determined, in rules promulgated by the bureau, to be equivalent to the standard described in subdivision (a).
    (4) If the standard described in subsection (3)(a) is revised after the effective date of the amendatory act that added this subsection, the bureau may take notice of the revision and determine whether the revision relates to this section. If the bureau determines that the revision relates to this section, the revision may be incorporated by reference in rules promulgated by the bureau.

History: Add. 1972, Act 131, Imd. Eff. May 11, 1972 ;-- Am. 1972, Act 269, Imd. Eff. Oct. 11, 1972 ;-- Am. 1973, Act 4, Imd. Eff. Mar. 29, 1973 ;-- Am. 1975, Act 172, Imd. Eff. July 20, 1975 ;-- Am. 2023, Act 223, Eff. Feb. 20, 2024
Compiler's Notes: For transfer of certain authority, powers, functions, and responsibilities of the state fire marshal and the fire marshal division of the department of state police to the director of the department of labor and economic growth, bureau of construction codes and fire safety, by type II transfer, see E.R.O. No. 2003-1, compiled at MCL 445.2011.