Home Fire Sprinkler Bill Advances in New Jersey

January 8, 2014

New homes in New Jersey might need to have fire sprinklers.

A Senate committee on Monday approved the measure. It awaits a vote in the chamber.

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

Supporters of the bill say it would save lives.

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

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  • January 8, 2014 at 3:51 pm
    Expert says:
    My initial comment stands that this "feel-good" legislation by Democrats will add to the unemployment in NJ, further depress the economy and housing market, and lead only to o... read more
  • January 8, 2014 at 1:25 pm
    Whodathunkit? says:
    This was tried in PA in 2011 and was repealed before it actually went into effect. Let's do everything we can to further delay the housing industry. Can't people make any de... read more
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