1. Latest News
  2. Submit Press Release
  1. PR Home
  2. Latest News
  3. Feeds
  4. Alerts
  5. Submit Free Press Release
  6. Journalist Account
  7. PRNewswire Distribution

High Water Mark - The PA Sprinkler Bill Repealed in the House of Representatives

The requirement that fire sprinklers be installed in new residential construction was repealed today in the PA House of Representatives. The bill will now go before the state senate for a vote.

 
PRLog - Mar. 7, 2011 - WILKES-BARRE, Pa. -- The much hyped Sprinkler Bill requiring mandatory installation of sprinklers in residential homes was repealed today in the PA House of Representatives.  Now the bill goes onto the state Senate.  With housing starts at record lows and banks holding fast to funds for new home construction the requirement that all new homes be fitted with sprinklers is another hurdle to recovery.  

Construction of new homes is a panacea that can work to fix our ailing economy.  When a family, an individual, builds a new home they are fulfilling the American Dream and generating income in the local economy.  When homes are constructed there are transfer taxes for the state, permit fees for the local municipality, landscaping and construction work for local trades, and an increase in sales of new home furnishings. With homebuyers already having difficulty securing financing the fire sprinklers are another cost to be added to the bottom line.

While we are not opposed to sprinklers if an Owner requests they be installed, we are against their installation being mandatory.  We applaud the state House for removing a road block to economic recovery and await the vote in the Senate.

# # #

Hanover Homes North Corp. is a Northeast Pennsylvania custom home builder located in Wilkes-Barre, PA. The company has been in business for 50 years, and has built quality homes for generations of Northeastern Pennsylvanians.

--- End ---

Click to Share

Contact Email:
***@comcast.net Email Verified
Source:Eve Peterson
Phone:570-825-4077
Zip:18702
City/Town:Wilkes-Barre - Pennsylvania - United States
Industry:Construction
Tags:NEPA builder, sprinkler bill, cost of construction, american dream, made in america
Shortcut:prlog.org/11357432
Disclaimer:   Issuers of the press releases are solely responsible for the content of their press releases. PRLog can't be held liable for the content posted by others.   Report Abuse

Latest Press Releases By “

More...

Trending News...



  1. SiteMap
  2. Privacy Policy
  3. Terms of Service
  4. Copyright Notice
  5. About
  6. Advertise
Like PRLog?
9K2K1K
Click to Share