Some opponents of home fire sprinklers waste no time trying to convince some state lawmakers to introduce bills that would prohibit jurisdictions from including sprinkler requirements for one- and two-family dwellings in the adopted codes.
Here's how you can help! One of the goals of NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative is to provide you with the advocacy tools you need to get local governments to require fire sprinklers in all new one- and two-family homes. Please contact one of NFPA's regional sprinkler specialists (in right sidebar) to let us know how we can help in your state.
Legislation Filed in 2016
Bill Number: House Bill 2243
Abstract: Makes the prohibition on county requirements for automatic fire sprinklers or systems in certain residential properties and agricultural and aquacultural structures permanent. Current legislation prohibits local jurisdictions from adopting sprinkler ordinances until this legislation sunsets in 2017.
Bill Number: House Bill 19
Abstract: Gives local counties the opportunity to opt out of a statewide, fire sprinkler requirement for new, one- and two-family homes
Update: The bill died in committee. Please read the story on NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative blog.