Rep. Jon Diehl has pre-filed legislation (House Bill 46) which removes the December 31, 2011 sunset on the state provisions governing fire sprinkler system installation. (You can view the full legislation by clicking here.) The original statute passed in 2009 prohibits any political jurisdiction from adopting mandatory residential fire sprinklers in single family homes in Missouri and requires builders of new homes to offer installation of a fire sprinkler system to the buyer, at the buyer’s expense. By removing the sunset provision, the statute would not expire at the end of next year but become permanent state law.
SAVE THE DATE: APRIL 6 IS 2011 HBA OF MISSOURI LEGISLATIVE DAY! The HBA will continue to update members regarding advocacy efforts related to HB 46 and other similar bills. The HBA of MO statewide legislative day, which will likely focus largely on this pivotal issue for the industry, will take place on April 6. Stay tuned for additional information as details about this event will be coming your way early next year!