Pa. Legislators Repeal Mandatory Sprinkler Bill

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Late Wednesday, the state House voted to repeal the law requiring new homes to be built with sprinkler systems. The repeal is on it's way to Gov. Tom Corbett's desk. He has not said whether he will...


HARRISBURG, Pa. --

Late Wednesday, the state House voted to repeal the law requiring new homes to be built with sprinkler systems.

The repeal is on it's way to Gov. Tom Corbett's desk. He has not said whether he will sign it.

The bill would erase a mandate that sprinklers be installed in all one and two-family homes built since Jan. 1.

Firefighters and safety advocates say sprinklers can save many lives, but home builders argued the requirement could drive up prices for home buyers.

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