MACo Supports Local Option for Sprinklers in Manufactured Homes

MACo Associate Director Les Knapp testified in support of House Bill 711 before the House Environmental Matters Committee on March 3.  The bill, sponsored by Delegate Wendell Beitzel, would authorize a local government that has adopted an amendment to the Maryland Building Performance Standards that allows a stick-frame building or structure to opt-out of a requirement to have a sprinkler system to also adopt an amendment to allow modular homes to opt-out of the sprinkler requirement.

Mr. Knapp argued that the bill would simply apply a currently existing opt-out provision equally to stick-frame and modular homes.  Garrett County Commissioner and MACo Board Member Gregan Crawford also testified in support of the bill. 

MACo Testimony

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