California Assemblyman Ted Lampert has reintroduced a bill in the state legislature that would require California schools to install smoke detectors and automatic fire alarms.

State law requires public and private schools to have fire-warning systems and alarms, but the law refers only to the old pull-type alarms that are not activated until someone physically triggers them. There are currently no requirements for smoke detectors or any other automated systems, nor are schools required to have sprinklers.

The Lampert bill is the lawmaker's third try at requiring schools to have smoke detectors and automatic alarms. The legislature approved


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