TOPEKA — A battle between firefighters and builders in the House of Representatives today went to the firefighters on a tie vote.
At issue was House Bill 2515, which would have banned cities and counties from requiring fire sprinklers in residential buildings of four units or less.
The bill was strongly supported by the state associations for Realtors, builders and mobile home manufacturers. It was just as strongly opposed by firefighter groups and associations of cities and counties. (more…)