Bill Text: CT SB00999 | 2011 | General Assembly | Chaptered
Bill Title: An Act Requiring Fire Suppression Systems For Patrol Cars Only If Available From A Manufacturer. [Track Bill]
Status: 2011-07-13 - Signed by the Governor [SB00999 Detail]
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:
Section 1. Section 29-6b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):
[Not later than January 1, 2007, each] Each vehicle purchased for use primarily as a patrol car by a state police officer shall be equipped with a manufacturer-installed fire suppression system, provided such fire suppression system is available from at least one manufacturer. For purposes of this section, "fire suppression system" means a system that is integrated into the structure and electrical architecture of a vehicle and (1) uses sensors to measure post-impact vehicle movement to determine the optimal time to deploy chemicals designed to suppress the spread of fire or extinguish a fire resulting from a high-speed rear-end collision, and (2) may be activated both manually and automatically.