Monday, December 6, 2010
My House isn't burnng!
One would think that in the midst of a recession (oh, it's ended hasn't it?) that states would be doing everything possible to stimulate their economies. But not California which has been hit as hard as any state by the housing downturn.
So what is California doing? Requiring that every new home built in California have a sprinkler system installed effective January 1, 2011. That will only add $3,000 to $4,000 to the price of each new home not sold in California. Oh, and yes every home, including those now built, will be required by law to have a carbon monoxide detector by January 1, 2013.
Well intentioned laws. It is the government's duty to assume personal responsibility for those who won't.
No doubt some Nebraska Legislator, i.e., Keith Mello, Jeremy Nordquist or Brad Ashford will be close behind.