The NJ Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee moved forward bill A3278 requiring fire suppression (sprinkler) systems in new one- and two-family homes. The bill now moves to the Assembly for consideration on Dec. 15th. It's companion bill, S2287, currently resides with the state Senate Community and Urban Affairs committee. A hearing date for this bill in the senate committe has not been set.
The NJ Fire Sprinkler Coalition has worked feverishly to make sure that this bill gets the attention it deserves including an op-ed piece by David Kurasz, coalition member and Executive director of New Jersey Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board, published December 2 on MyCentral Jersey.com.
Visit the NJ Fire Sprinkler Coalition web page to stay informed.