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Anti-sprinkler legislation

 

Anti-sprinkler legislation filed in 2013

State legislatures are in session and opponents of home fire sprinklers have wasted no time in convincing some lawmakers to introduce bills in several states that would prohibit jurisdictions from including one- and two-family dwelling fire sprinkler requirements 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 mandate 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 you in your state.

Minnesota

Legislation: H.F. No. 499: Prohibits sprinkler requirements in single family dwellings.
Sponsor: Representative David FitzSimmons
Status: 

  • Assigned to the Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy Committee.


Legislation: S.F. No. 1607: Prohibits jurisdictions from requiring fire sprinklers in single family homes.
Sponsor: Senator David J. Tomassoni (DFL) District 06
Status: 

  • Anti-sprinkler language Introduced as an amendment by Sen. Senjem.
  • April 19, 2013: Passed by the Senate.
  • April 20, 2013: Moved to House and assigned to Ways and Means Committee


South Dakota

Legislation: SB93: Prohibits jurisdictions from requiring fire sprinklers in single family homes.
Sponsor: Senator Mark Kirkeby
Status:

  • Hearing scheduled for January 28, 2013
  • January 30, 2013: Tabled by Local Government Committee. Bill dies in Committee.