Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles are one of the most promising technologies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from heavy-duty vehicles (e.g., trucks and buses). Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles face a number of barriers, including lack of an adequate network of hydrogen fueling stations. The most important requirements for hydrogen fueling stations are the safety standards codified in the National Fire Protection Association 2, Hydrogen Technologies Code (“NFPA 2”). Some states, however, have adopted an edition of a national model fire code that is out of date. To deal with this problem, a state can pass legislation to ensure that its fire code is regularly updated. The model given here is based on a Florida statute. It requires the State Fire Marshal (or an equivalent state official) to adopt the current edition of a national model fire code as the state fire code, and update it every three years. It provides for regional and local amendments, if desired, and correction of errors.