Governor Perdue Pushes For New Building Code

North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue is pushing for the state building code to require that new homes include an electronic switch that helps prevent house fires.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Monday that Perdue urged the chairman of the Building Code Council not to roll back a requirement that arc fault circuit interrupters be used for all rooms of new homes. The council appeared ready to roll back the requirement under pressure from the homebuilding industry. Builders say the devices add hundreds of dollars to the cost of a home and can trip when devices such as ceiling fans are turned on.

Perdue says the benefits of fire prevention outweigh the drawbacks. Council members are appointed by the governor's office.


You must be logged in to post comments.

Username:
Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:

Read Comments

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
  • by beachbum Location: nags head on Sep 15, 2009 at 10:03 AM
    Just as someone on here statedshe is just bending over for the insurance industry.She won't even allow state highway inspectors to do their jobs of enforcement of the ncdot state speceficiations for roads& bridges. is she going to allow some building inspector to enforce the building coades of nc i think not for then she would be going against some contractor an this just won't happen for in my estimation she is in the pockets of the contracting indusrty across this state roads & bridgers & housing & buildings or whatever she is properly receiving campaign funding from them an their lobbyist anyway thank you
  • by jim Location: pitt on Sep 14, 2009 at 06:27 PM
    There she goes pushing for something she knows nothing about. Bev loves to pass things that cost oher people money.
  • by Fact Dog Location: NC on Sep 14, 2009 at 05:35 PM
    The facts about this new breaker is it is full of problem bugs.The makers have never managed to get them to function properly; just turning on a light can trip them.So I can tell ;governor perdue stop bending over to insurance companies and others.
  • by John Location: Greenville on Sep 14, 2009 at 04:40 PM
    Ok, she wants us safe? More interference & intrusion into our homes, Gov know best. How about a tax credit for the full amount of these devices to the builders & people who have to pay for them. Yea, see if that happens.
  • by Hojoe on Sep 14, 2009 at 02:30 PM
    Da what, ya think shea has moe pressing things to do than thisa bs, probally polictilical reaseaons for this.
  • by Kimo Location: Belhaven on Sep 14, 2009 at 12:51 PM
    Whadda bet that she owns some stock in the company that makes those gadgets - or that her campaign is or was the beneficiary of some of the company's larges.
  • by JOE Location: WASHINGTON on Sep 14, 2009 at 12:48 PM
    ANOTHER CASE OF INSURANCE COMPANIES PUTTING PRESSURE ON GOV'T OFFICIALS TO PUT IN NEW IDEAS WHICH REALLY HAVEN'T BEEN TESTED--JUST LIKE ALL THE COMMOTION ABOUT "DP" RATINGS OF WINDOWS IN NEW CONSTRUCTION . NOBODY REALLY KNEW WHAT IT WS NOR DID THEY ASK WINDOW MANUFACTURERS OR THEIR ENGINEERS IF ALL THAT WAS NECESSARY--THEY JUST PUT IT INTO THE CODES AND BOOSTED THE COST OF CONSTRUCTION
  • by George Location: Beaufort Co. on Sep 14, 2009 at 07:23 AM
    Just another example of more government - bigger government - big brother! What? Are we too stupid to take care of our selves?
  • by Devil Dog Location: Greenville on Sep 14, 2009 at 05:56 AM
    Hey Gov...YOU need to put a "circuit breaker" on the government spending and other useless programs.
WITN

275 E. Arlington Blvd. Greenville, NC 27858 252-439-7777
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 59221027 - witn.com/a?a=59221027
Gray Television, Inc.