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Legislation to Increase Carbon Monoxide Detector Use in Iowa Homes

Posted: Saturday, February 24th, 2018 at 6:22 am
Author: Sally Y. Hart - KCII News

There is a push to have carbon monoxide detectors in every home in Iowa.

According to the Iowa Fire Marshal’s Office, a measure has been added to the Iowa Administrative Code regarding carbon monoxide detectors, following a senate file from 2016. Senate File 2219 requires the installation of carbon monoxide alarms in existing single-family dwellings, existing single-family rental units, and multiple residential buildings that have a fuel-fired heater or appliance, a fireplace, or an attached garage, as well as those slated for construction. The legislation requires the State Fire Marshal to enforce penalties for buildings found to not be in compliance. The measure goes into effect July 1st.