The Flynn / Laird Act HB1052 was signed into law by Governor Larry Hogan on April 21, 2022.
The Flynn / Laird Act HB1052
(effective in Maryland October 1, 2022)
The Flynn/Laird Act was a significant achievement however there is more work to be done. We are committed to working with Maryland legislatures on additional CSST legislation that will provide for stricter standards. In the future we hope to pass similar legislation in neighboring states. If you are interested in proposing CSST legislation in your state please contact us.
In 2017 the International Code Council (ICC), Fire Service Membership Council (FSMC), National Association of State Fire Marshal's (NASFM) and the Lighting Protection Institute (LPI) all recommended more stringent criteria be used for CSST. They recommended adoption of LC1027.
According to the National Weather Service a typical lightning flash is about 300 million Volts and about 30,000 Amps.
Support for LC1027 Standard