Greater Lakes Association of REALTORS®

MN Court of Appeals Strikes Down Sprinkler Mandate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

EDINA, MINNESOTA(October 13, 2015) – The Minnesota REALTORS® issued the following statement from MNAR® Chief Executive Officer Chris Galler, following the announcement of the Minnesota Court of Appeals decision in Builders Association of the Twin Cities vs. Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DOLI), in which the Court struck down the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry’s administrative rule requiring in-home sprinkler systems on all new residential construction over 4,500 square feet.  Galler said:

“Today, the Minnesota Court of Appeals sided with Minnesota homeowners and rejected the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry’s disastrous rule that has impacted new home construction permits and would have added more than $10,000 to the cost of new construction.”

Galler continued, “By rejecting the arbitrary standards set forth by DOLI, the Court stands with the majority of lawmakers and countless Minnesotans who have stood up in the past few years and voiced opposition against this reckless regulation.”

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