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State Supreme Court sends blow to safety advocates following decision not to review appeal of home fire sprinkler requirement

By Fred Durso, Jr. It wasn’t the happiest start to the new year for fire officials in Minnesota. The state’s Supreme Court recently announced it will not review the decision made by the state’s Court of Appeals to overturn the state’s sprinkler requirement. The Supreme Court’s inaction means the state requirement to sprinkler new, one- and two-family homes greater than 4,500 square feet can no longer be enforced. The state’s Department of Labor and Industry crafted the requirement that took effect last year. The Minnesota Court of Appeals overturned the ruling in October 2015 after the Builders Association of the Twin Cities sued the…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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