Fire Sprinkler Bill Passes in Senate, 32-0

The momentum continued this week for the Senate version of the bill that extends the provision preventing adoption of mandatory fire sprinklers in Missouri. On Thursday, the Senate passed SB 108, by a unanimous 32-0 vote. The Senate-approved version will now travel to the Missouri House of Representatives for introduction. Since the House has already passed an identical version of the Senate bill, once it takes the Senate version up and approves it, this bill will be “truly agreed and finally passed” (ready for the Governor’s signature). This makes the timing of HBA of Missouri Legislative Day critical as the House often takes up Senate bills for final passage in early April. As well, the HBA is working to schedule an audience with the Governor to encourage him to sign the bill as soon as the process permits him to do so.

Builder/Remodeler members are welcome to travel on the bus to Jefferson City free of charge on Wednesday, April 6. The bus will leave the HBA office/Corporate Village parking lot at approx. 8 am. Participants will have lunch in Jefferson City, meet with House and Senate leadership, as well as the local legislative delegation. The bus will depart Jefferson City late afternoon to return to Springfield.

Associate members have the opportunity SPONSOR A BUILDER ON THE BUS for just $100. Those who sponsor at the $250 level or above can join Builder/Remodeler members on the bus for the trip. For details, to register to attend, or to secure your position as a sponsor, click here.