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2011 anti sprinkler legislation

 

2011 legislation

Alaska

HB130: Prohibits any jurisdiction from adopting mandatory fire sprinkler requirements. Home rule and general law municipalities may adopt with hearings.
Status: Referred to Community Affairs Committee. Moved to Rules Committee. Passed. Sent to Governor. Signed by Governor.

Arizona

HB2153: Prohibits any jurisdiction from adopting mandatory fire sprinkler requirements.
Status: Referred to Committees: Military Affairs and Public Safety (MAPS), GOV RULES. Passed out of GOV committee. Passed by House, referred to Senate. Passed by Senate. Signed by Governor.
SB1374: Companion bill to HB 2153. Prohibits any jurisdiction from adopting mandatory fire sprinkler requirements.
Status: In Senate Government Reform Committee. Companion bill to HB2153 which has been enacted.

California

SB726: Allow counties to "opt out" of the one-family home fire sprinkler requirement in the adopted CA Code until 2014.
Status: First read. Assigned to Senate Transportation and Housing Committee. Moved to a two- year bill, sponsor not pursuing at this time.

Connecticut

SB487: Prohibits any jurisdiction from adopting stricter standards than the State Building Code. (Adopted code excludes sprinklers in one- and two- familt dwellings)
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on Planning and Development. Heard in Committee. Moved forward with favorable recommendation. Referred to Office of Legislative Research and Office of Fiscal Analysis. Moved out of committee with favorable recommendation. Amended by Senate and tabled for the calendar. Died without action.

Kansas

HB2088: Removes sunset and prohibits any municipality from requiring "the installation of a multi-purpose residential fire protection system in any residential structure as a condition for consideration or approval of any building permit or plan".
Status: Passed. Referred to Senate Local Government Committee. Senate committee nonconcurred with amendments. Conference Committee appointed. Sent to Senate as amended. Passed by House. Senate companion bill SB 101 passed as amended and signed by governor.
SB101: Companion bill amended by House.
Status: Sent to Senate as amended. Senate concurs with amendments. Passed by Senate. Signed by Governor.

Minnesota

HF460: Prohibits any jurisdiction from adopting mandatory fire sprinkler requirements for single family homes.
Status: Passed out of the house Committee. Passed by House, sent to Senate. Passed by Senate, sent to Governor. Successful veto by Governor.
SF297: Companion bill to HF460.
Status: Referred to Judiciary and Public Safety Committee.

Mississippi

SB2997: Prohibits state building code from requiring mandatory installation of fire sprinkler systems in one- and two-family dwellings. Committee substitute allows local jurisdiction adoption.
Status: Passed by House. Referred to Senate. Amended and passed by Senate. Sent back to House. Amended and passed by House. Sent back to Senate. Died on calendar.
HB1385: Revises authority of Building Code Council. Prohibits state Building Code from requiring mandatory installation of fire sprinkler systems in one- and two- family dwellings. Committee substitute allows local jurisdiction adoption.
Status: passed by House. Sent to Senate. Passed as amended. Signed by Governor.

Missouri

HB90: Prohibits any jurisdiction from adopting mandatory fire sprinkler requirements.
Status: Second read complete. Public hearing completed. Passed by House. Referred to Senate. Withdrawn.
HB46: Amended to extend mandatory option provision to December 2019.
Status: Second read complete. Passed by House. Referred to Senate.
SB108: Companion bill to HB46.
Status: Heard in Committee. Amended by Committee, pending. Passed by Senate. Signed by Governor.

Montana

HB307: Prohibits state building code from requiring mandatory installation of fire sprinkler systems in one- and two-family dwellings.Sent back by Governor with amendment to allow local jurisdictions to adopt.
Status: Passed by the House. Referred to the Senate. Passed by Senate. Enrolling in final preparation process. Governor returned with amendment. Legislative body opposed amendment and sent back to governor. Successful veto by Governor.

Nebraska

LB546: Removes home fire sprinkler requirements from 2009 IRC adoption. Amended to allow local option.
Status: Heard in Committee. Moved out of committee and was heard on Senate floor. Enrolled as amended.

Nevada

SB327: Effective July 2011. Prohibits any jurisdiction from adopting a building code that requires sprinklers in one- and two- family dwellings.
Status: Referred to Committee on Government Affairs. Heard on comittee, workshop assigned. Bill died in committee

New Hampshire

SB91: Prohibits any jurisdiction from adopting mandatory fire sprinkler requirements.
Status: Moved out of committee for a full Senate vote. Passed by Senate and referred to House. House amendment assigned to Committee on Public and Municipal Affairs. Moved out of committee with favorable recommnendation. Passed by Senate. Sent to Governor. Vetoed by Governor.
HB0109: Prohibits any jurisdiction from adopting mandatory fire sprinkler requirements.
Status: Passed by House with amendment. Sent to Senate. Senate concurred, sent to Governor.

New Mexico

HB167: Prohibits any jurisdiction from adopting mandatory fire sprinkler requirements.
Status: Moved out of committee for a full Senate vote. Passed by Senate. Passed by House and Senate as amended. Sent to Governor. Signed by Governor.
SB201: Prohibits local jurisdictions from requiring mandatory installation of fire sprinkler systems in one- and two-family dwellings and other structures that are not more than three stories in height.
Status: Moved out of Committee for full Senate vote. Passed by Senate. Passed by House and Senate as amended. Sent to governor. Pocket veto.

Pennsylvania

HB377: Prohibits state Building Code from requiring mandatory installation of fire sprinkler systems in one- and two-family dwellings and replaces it with mandatory option. Passed by Senate. Signed by Governor.
Status: Referred to Committee on Labor and Industry. Passed by Committee, moved forward for full house vote. Passed by the House, moved to the Senate.
SB752: Prohibits state Building Code from requiring mandatory installation of fire sprinkler systems in one- and two-family dwellings and replaces it with mandatory option.
Status: Introduced on March 8. Referred to Committee on Labor and Industry. Concurrent bill to HB377 (see above)
HB725: Prohibits state Building Code from requiring mandatory installation of fire sprinkler systems in one- and two- family dwellings and replaces it with mandatory option.
Status: Referred to Committee on Labor and Industry. Withdrawn, duplicate bill.

Also see: anti-sprinkler legislation filed in 2010