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New bill in state requiring sprinklers looks to assist with installation costs

By Fred Durso, Jr. Image courtesy of koratmember at FreeDigitalPhotos.net Following the defeat of an anti-sprinkler bill in Maryland, legislators are now proposing legislation to offset costs associated with installing home fire sprinklers. Typically at odds with each other on the issue of fire sprinklers, the Maryland fire service and a local building industry association support the bill, according to the Delmarva Daily Times. The legislation would create a tax credit of up to $2,000 for homeowners installing sprinklers, divvied out on a first-come, first-serve basis. Credits would be capped at $1 million annually, states the paper. Continuing its campaign in support of home…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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