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Senate Bill 0026

ARCHIVE (2008)

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DIGEST OF SB26 (Updated February 19, 2008 2:03 pm - DI 84)

Smoke detectors in rental properties. Makes it a Class B infraction if a landlord fails to: (1) properly install a smoke detector at the time a tenant moves in; or (2) repair an inoperative hard wired smoke detector within seven days of receiving notice of the need for repair. Increases the penalty to a Class A infraction for a subsequent offense. Provides that a landlord and a tenant may not waive the requirement that a smoke detector be installed in each rental unit. Requires a tenant to replace batteries as needed in a battery operated smoke detector and to provide written notice of any malfunctions of a hard wired smoke detector to the landlord. Permits a fire department to inspect a private dwelling upon the request of the owner or primary lessee who resides in the dwelling.
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