Fire Sprinkler Requirement Bill Dies in New Jersey

January 27, 2014

Fire sprinklers will not be required in new homes in New Jersey.

Gov. Chris Christie on Jan. 21 allowed a bill that made the rule to die.

The measure would have applied to newly constructed homes. It would not have applied to mobile homes or homes not connected to a public water system.

Supporters said it would save lives.

Opponents said the requirement would drive up costs and make it more difficult for residents to build homes.

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  • January 27, 2014 at 4:49 pm
    Maybe not, Scott says:
    Just how much could $1 per square foot increase a home's cost? It might even be less considering ecomomies of scale.
  • January 27, 2014 at 2:27 pm
    Scott says:
    Once again, common sense prevails!!
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