HB-5341, As Passed House, February 14, 2008
HOUSE BILL NO. 5341
A bill to amend 1972 PA 230, entitled
"Stille-DeRossett-Hale single state construction code act,"
(MCL 125.1501 to 125.1531) by adding section 4e.
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:
Sec. 4e. (1) Beginning 1 year after the effective date of the
amendatory act that added this section and until rules promulgated
under subsection (2) become effective, at least 1 carbon monoxide
alarm shall be installed in each new residential building or
(2) The director shall promulgate rules that establish
standards and requirements for the installation of carbon monoxide
alarms in a new residential building or structure. The rules shall
provide that at least 1 carbon monoxide alarm be installed in each
dwelling unit of a single-family dwelling, 1- or 2-family detached
House Bill No. 5341 (H-4) as amended February 14, 2008
dwelling, or multiple-family dwelling.
(3) Beginning the code cycle after the effective date of the
rules promulgated under subsection (2), the director shall include
in the code provisions requiring the installation of carbon
monoxide alarms. Under such circumstances, the provisions in the
code shall supersede this section.
(4) This section shall be known and may be cited as "the
(5) As used in this section, "carbon monoxide alarm" means a
device designed to respond to the presence of carbon monoxide and
provide an alarm suitable to alert the occupants of carbon monoxide
levels below those that cause a loss of ability to react to the
dangers of carbon monoxide exposure.
[(6) A PERSON LICENSED UNDER ARTICLE 24 OF THE OCCUPATIONAL CODE, 1980 PA 299, MCL 339.2401 TO 339.2412, WHO IS IN COMPLIANCE WITH THIS SECTION OR RULES PROMULGATED UNDER THE CODE AND INSTALLS, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE MANUFACTURER'S INSTRUCTIONS, A CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTOR MEETING CURRENT UNDERWRITERS LABORATORIES, INCORPORATED'S STANDARDS FOR THAT DEVICE AT THE TIME OF INSTALLATION SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, TO ANY PERSON WITH RESPECT TO THE OPERATION, MAINTENANCE, OR EFFECTIVENESS OF THE CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTOR.]