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Florida Governor Scott Helps Keep Citizens Safe through Veto of H.B. 653

It was a good day for Firefighters and citizens interested in keeping sprinklers in building codes. Through his Veto letter, Governor Scott turned back efforts to rescind fire sprinkler protections gained for the people of Florida over the past few years.

Click Here to Read Governor Scott’s Veto Letter

H.B. 652 would have delayed deadlines and would provide an avenue for condominium residents to vote to opt out of retrofitting their condo’s.  High costs were cited as the biggest issue.  The Governor was cognizant of the Grenfell Apartment building fire in London and did not want to have similar fires occur in Florida without the protection of sprinklers.

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