My wife is from Texas, and most of her extended family still live there. When the topic of where we might be interested in moving to comes up, Texas is always first in line.
But it’s things like this that scare the crap out of me, and make me swear I never want to live in Texas. It seems Texas is so backwards, it’s like they don’t care a bit about their own citizens, and would rather see thousands of them die, rather than risk forcing any businesses being upset because they have to spend any money to protect a single innocent life. Apparently not enough Texans have died yet for any politicians to care enough to want to change these archaic laws.
The law exists despite codes’ value of fire prevention, others.