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Senate Bill 0174


Senate Bill 0174

ARCHIVE (2007)

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DIGEST OF SB174 (Updated February 26, 2007 3:02 pm - DI 84)


Smoke detectors. Makes it a Class B infraction if a landlord fails to properly install a smoke detector at the time a tenant moves in, or fails to repair an inoperative smoke detector within seven days of receiving notice by certified mail that the smoke detector requires repair. Increases the penalty to a Class A infraction for a repeat violator, and makes the offense a Class D felony if a fire occurs on the rental premises causing bodily injury or loss of life and the fire, injury, or loss of life could have been avoided by an operable smoke detector. Makes it a Class D felony for a tenant to knowingly or intentionally fail to replace smoke detector batteries or report a defective or inoperable smoke detector to the landlord if a fire occurs on the rental premises causing bodily injury or loss of life and the fire, injury, or loss of life could have been avoided by an operable smoke detector. Permits a fire department to inspect a private dwelling upon the request of the owner or primary lessee who resides in the dwelling. Makes other changes.
    Current Status:
     Failed first House
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