CAR Supports Prohibition of Local Government Sprinkler Requirements
SB-81, Local Government Sprinkler Installation Requirements, by Sen. Kevin Grantham (R-Canon City) seeks to prohibit counties and municipalities from requiring the installation of sprinklers in single-family dwellings.
For example, the 2009 Model Residential Building Code included a provision requiring sprinklers in most new residential construction. This bill would prohibit local governments from requiring that provision. The LPC supports this bill because it does not believe government should place mandates on builders and because of the increased costs sprinklers would arbitrarily add to new homes. CAR believes any decisions to include sprinkler systems in homes should be made by builders and/or their customers.