Pennsylvania has repealed a law that would have required fire sprinkler systems in all new single-family homes.
Gov. Tom Corbett called the repeal bill a “common sense” measure that will help to keep new home prices within the reach of Pennsylvania’s working families.
“Whether or not new homes are equipped with sprinklers should be a decision left to individual consumers and not the government,” Corbett said. “While there are arguments on both sides of this issue, I believe the sprinkler mandate is wrong-headed and I’m glad the General Assembly sent this bill to my desk.”
Sprinklers are still mandated in newly constructed townhomes; Act 1 will not change this requirement.
Source: Pennsylvania Association of REALTORS®