From the office of Sen. Barry Glassman:
Senator Barry Glassman’s Senate Bill 948 – Harford County – One or Two Family Dwellings Constructed as Industrialized Buildings – Sprinkler System Requirement moved quickly from the Senate Rules to the Senate Education, Health and Environmental Affairs for a Friday afternoon hearing.
Four or five Harford County families have been caught in a “Catch 22” situation between the County and the State having submitted their modular building applications prior to the new sprinkler code requirement effective date of January 1, 2011.
The Harford County Council delayed implementation of residential sprinklers in residential housing for an additional year. These families have not been able to get an answer whether their modulars are required to have sprinklers before their permits are to be issued.
“I have been able to work with the County and State Officials to craft SB 948 in a way which grandfathers these folks to satisfy all parties,” stated Glassman.
The emergency bill which has a six month sunset still needs to move to the House of Delegates for final action. Senator Glassman said he was confident Chairman Impallaria and the House Delegation would move the bill expeditiously through the House.