The NFPA Technical Meeting, also known as "Tech Session," is an important element in the standards development process, ensuring that consensus is achieved on proposed changes to NFPA Standards prior to Standards Council review. During this meeting, supporters and opponents of certified motions voice their opinions and qualified NFPA members vote on proposed changes.
This year’s Technical Meeting is tentatively scheduled to begin at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 20, with breaks as required. We look forward to seeing you there.
Under the NFPA rules, only Certified Amending Motions (with valid sign-in) and proper follow-up motions will be allowed for NFPA Standards processed in the Fall 2018 and Annual 2019 revision cycles. The Agenda for the meeting will be those Standards with Certified Amending Motions as indicated in the Reports of the Motions Committee on Certified Amending Motions listed below:
Please note: The Technical Meeting agenda which incorporates the Fall 2018 and the two Annual 2019 Motions Committee Reports will be posted at a later date. The agenda will include the order in which the Standards will be presented.
The following standard was processed in the Fall 2018 revision cycle and has certified amending motions eligible for presentation and action at the 2019 NFPA Technical Meeting:
The following six standards were processed in the Annual 2019 revision cycle and have Certified Amending Motions eligible for presentation and action at the 2019 NFPA Technical Meeting:
The following additional 15 Standards in the Annual 2019 revision cycle have been determined by the Motions Committee to be Consent Standards and shall be forwarded to the Standards Council for balloting. The final date to file an appeal on these Consent Standards is April 18.
The following documents have modified/custom schedules and therefore, have later NITMAM closing dates. The posting of the Report of the Motions Committee for any of these documents with Certified Amending Motions will be May 17:
Per the NFPA Bylaws, only NFPA Members of record 180 days before the opening of any Annual, Regular, Special, or Technical Meeting of the NFPA Membership who have duly registered and paid any registration fees for the meeting shall be entitled to vote at that meeting. Except as may be required by law or as may be provided in a Regulation or Standing Rule promulgated pursuant to Article 8 of these Bylaws, any action of the NFPA Voting Membership shall require the affirmative vote of a majority of the votes cast at the meeting.
Voting by proxy shall not be permitted, and the vote of each Voting NFPA Member shall be cast by that member individually.