The PA Fire Sprinkler Coalition has issued an urgent call to all advocates, families, and friends living in PA to contact members of the House asking them to keep the home fire sprinkler requirement intact.
The PA Senate passed amended HB1196 just prior to the end of its session. If passed by the House, this bill places a moratorium on the home fire sprinkler requirement for one year. The PA homebuilders have promised to use this delay to do away with the requirement altogether.The House will come back for a two-day lame duck session on November 7th & 8th to consider the bill.
The PA home builders have failed in every other proper forum to kill the requirement. Unable to succeed at the state building code council, which passed the requirement, they filed an injunction which was dismissed by the court. The issue has been covered here in a previous post. Now they turn to the legislature, where political influence may be tilted more in their favor.
For more information contact Tim Knisely, Co-Chair of the PA Fire Sprinkler Coalition at firstname.lastname@example.org