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Anti-sprinkler legislation filed in 2015

 

Minnesota

Number: Senate Bill 888 
Abstract: Amendment states that the state building code, state fire code, or a political subdivision of the state by code, by ordinance, or in any other way, must not require the installation of fire sprinklers. 
Status: The Minnesota Court of Appeals overturned a state requirement in October 2015 that required fire sprinklers in homes greater than 4,500 square feet. The State Supreme Court decided in 2016 not to review the lower court's decision. 


Tennessee

Number: TN [R] HB 787
Sponsor: Rep. Ryan Williams
Abstract:
As introduced, prohibits the requirement of fire sprinkler systems for townhouses by any local or statewide adopted building codes.
Status: Visit the Tennessee General Assembly site for updates on this bill

Number: TN [R] SB 474
Sponsor: Sen. Mike Bell
Abstract: As introduced, prohibits the requirement of fire sprinkler systems for townhouses by any local or statewide adopted building codes.
Status: Visit the Tennessee General Assembly site for updates to this bill


Nevada

Number: Senate Bill 477
Abstract: Revises provisions governing the installation of automatic fire sprinkler systems in certain, single-family residences.
Status: Visit the Nevada Legislature site for updates to this bill