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      RS 40:1664.10     


§1664.10. Powers and duties of state fire marshal

            The state fire marshal shall:

            (1) Formulate and administer such rules as may be determined essentially necessary for the protection and preservation of life and property and for the enforcement of this Subpart.

            (2) Evaluate the qualifications of firms or persons applying for or maintaining a license pursuant to this Subpart.

            (3) Have authority to conduct examinations to ascertain the qualifications and fitness of applicants for a license pursuant to this Subpart.

            (4) Issue full or provisional licenses to firms and persons that meet the qualifications established by this Subpart.

            (5) Evaluate the qualifications of firms seeking approval as testing laboratories.

            (6) Have authority, after notice and opportunity for hearing, to increase or decrease the limits of insurance coverage and authorize acceptance of surplus lines coverage if the state fire marshal determines that due to loss experience, market conditions, or other good reason, the liability insurance coverage required by this Subpart is unavailable to applicants for or holders of licenses.

            (7) Have authority to conduct inspections of licensed firms, whether in state or out of state, for the purpose of observation and collection of facts and data relating to proper enforcement of this Subpart.

            (8) Investigate all written complaints lodged against firms or individuals who are alleged to have violated this Subpart and pursue administrative action against the firms or individuals.

            (9) Upon notification by a fire chief or his designee, order a special investigation of any conveyance device accident resulting in any human injury or death within this state.

            Acts 2006, No. 307, §2, eff. Jan. 1, 2007; Acts 2010, No. 984, §1; Acts 2018, No. 598, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2019.

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