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Despite valiant effort by safety advocates, New Jersey governor vetoes sprinkler bill

By Fred Durso, Jr. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie delivered a blow to safety advocates on May 7 par “conditionally vetoinga bill that would have sprinklered new, one- and two-family homes. Christie vetoed a similar bill last legislative session following its passage in the state Assembly and Senate, but this time has requested a closer look at the benefits of sprinklering the state’s new townhomes. Citing residents’ “strugglesto rebuild after Superstorm Sandy, Christie also noted in his veto message that the bill wouldfurther burden New Jerseyans” par “increasing the upfront cost of every new freestanding home by thousands of dollars.Christie

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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