Mo. lawmakers approve delay in sprinkler mandate
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers have voted to delay a sprinkler system mandate for residential care centers that was adopted in response to a deadly fire.
Eleven people were killed in a November 2006 fire at the Anderson Guest House for the mentally ill and disabled in southwest Missouri. The home lacked sprinklers.
The next year, the Legislature passed a bill requiring nursing homes, assisted living centers and residential care facilities with at least 20 beds to install sprinklers by the end of 2012.
A bill given final approval Wednesday by lawmakers pushes back that deadline to Dec. 31, 2014. The bill now goes to Gov. Jay Nixon.
Sprinkler bill is SB118.
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