HARRISBURG - Gov. Corbett today signed his first bill since taking office in January.
The new law repeals a requirement that fire sprinkler systems be installed in all new single homes.
“This is a commonsense measure to keep new home prices within the reach of working families," said Corbett, adding that the decision about whether to install a sprinkler system should be in the hands of the individual consumer.
The bill was approved earlier this month by wide margins in the House and Senate. Oppponents of the requirement, led by the Pennsylvania Builders Association, said the original law would drive up housing prices. Supporters of the old law argued it would save lives.