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2013 Wisconsin Act 270 establishes a uniform commercial building code in Wisconsin, while allowing municipalities to grandfather fire detection, prevention, and suppression ordinances that relate to the construction, alteration, or addition to a public building or building that is a place of employment.

Grandfathered Ordinances for Racine
Sec. 50-48. - Order to install appliances.

The fire chief or officers of the bureau of fire prevention shall survey inspectable buildings and order required fire appliances to be installed.

Sec. 50-393. - Where required; compliance.

(a) All hood and duct systems shall be equipped with approved automatic fire extinguishing systems designed for both manual and automatic operation.

(b) All hood and duct systems shall comply with the requirements of this division and NFPA 96.

Sec. 50-408. - Where required.

New buildings or facilities shall have an approved automatic sprinkler system, standpipe system, and suitable access to supplementary water supply installed and maintained as required by Wisconsin Administrative Code, Comm 1-70, or at any time that the bureau of fire prevention determines that, based on the standards of the NFPA, a building or facility constitutes a fire hazard.

Sec. 50-409. - Application to existing buildings or facilities; appeals.

(a) Where the bureau of fire prevention finds that an existing building or facility constitutes a fire hazard to occupants of the building or facility or to adjoining property as a result of size, occupancy or change of occupancy, compliance with the provisions of this division may be required.

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