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.