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New Jersey Statutes Title 52. State Government, Departments and Officers 52 § 27D-25dd

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a. Any person who has contracted with a fire protection contractor for the installation, service, repair, inspection or maintenance of fire protection equipment who is not satisfied with the work done by that contractor shall notify the contractor of the problems and shall allow a reasonable time for the repair of such problems.  If the repairs are not made within a reasonable time, or are unsatisfactory to the person, that person may file a request for the commissioner to designate an arbitrator, who shall hear the matter in accordance with the rules of procedure of the American Arbitration Association.

b. Where both parties do not agree to submit to the arbitration, the commissioner shall thoroughly review the matter and shall make a decision as to the merits of the claim and issue an order directing appropriate relief if warranted.  If, within 30 calendar days of the commissioner's decision, either party files a written notice requesting an administrative hearing, the commissioner shall provide for an administrative hearing in accordance with the “Administrative Procedure Act,” P.L.1968, c. 410 (C.52:14B-1 et seq.), with a final decision to be issued by the commissioner.  In the alternative, a claimant may seek a remedy directly in court without regard to dispute settlement procedures made available in accordance with this act.

c. If, in the opinion of the commissioner, fire protection equipment may be rendered inoperable for an extended period of time, the commissioner may order the owner or contractor to restore the equipment to service in accordance with the fire code regulations promulgated by the commissioner pursuant to section 7 of P.L.1983, c. 383 (C.52:27D-198).

d. The rights, remedies and procedures accorded by the provisions of this section are in addition to, and cumulative of, any other right, remedy and procedure accorded by the common law or statutes of this State, and nothing contained herein shall be construed to deny, abrogate or impair any such common law or statutory right, remedy or procedure.

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