NC Senate Bill 762 (NC Farm Bill of 2022)


NC Fire Marshals’ Association Position Guidance



To: All NC FMA Members; Other Support Members, Agencies, & Associations

From: D. Banks Wallace – 2ⁿᵈ Vice President / Legislative Committee Chair

Date: 15 June 2022

Re: NC Senate Bill 762 (NC Farm Bill of 2022)



***Attention Members - Immediate Action Needed *** If passed, NC Senate Bill 762 will result in:

• Farm Buildings, even outside the farm, would be exempt from fire code regulation,

rendering it unsafe

• Decreased level of occupant safety & decreased fire code accountability

• Inconsistency in local interpretations due to vague language and definitions as

presented

• Increased work and discord between farmers and code officials based on various

interpretations as presented

• Buildings on farms and in rural areas could contain explosives and unlimited unknown hazards

• Increased risk of serious injury and death to business owners, farmers, &

firefighters

• Increased likelihood of tragic events similar to the recent fatal explosion that

also caused multiple firefighter injuries


There are few steps left before this bill passes as law. This is a short session, so please

contact your local senators and house members as soon as possible to voice opposition for this

bill!


Please take action to ensure safety for your communities NOW!

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