Eastern Shore Delegate Chris Adams wants to reverse a state rule that requires fire sprinklers in new and renovated single-family homes.
The rule went into effect in July.
The Wicomico County Republican told the Salisbury Daily Times that it was “a backdoor attempt to halt economic growth on the Eastern Shore.”
His measure would leave the decision to local officials.
The paper reports since the rule was put in place Wicomico County has gotten only one home building permit application.
There was a rush of applications to beat the deadline.