Senate File 55 - IntroducedA Bill ForAn Act 1relating to standards for carbon monoxide protection and
2making penalties applicable.
1   Section 1.  NEW SECTION.  100.36  Carbon monoxide protection.
   21.  The fire marshal shall adopt rules regarding standards
3relating to carbon monoxide protection in and for the
4following locations: alcohol and drug centers, assisted
5living facilities, congregate care facilities, group homes,
6halfway houses, residential board and care facilities,
7social rehabilitation facilities, foster care facilities,
8detoxification facilities, hospitals, nursing homes,
9psychiatric hospitals, adult day services programs, child care
10facilities, facilities used for educational purposes through
11the twelfth grade for at least six persons simultaneously,
12boarding houses, congregate living facilities, hotels,
13motels, apartment houses, convents, dormitories, fraternities,
14sororities, live and work units, monasteries, vacation
15timeshare properties, lodging houses, and skating rinks.
   162.  Rules of the fire marshal affecting the construction of
17new buildings, additions to buildings, or rehabilitation of
18existing buildings and related to carbon monoxide protection
19shall be substantially in accord with the provisions of the
20international fire code and international building code.
21The fire marshal shall adopt rules as necessary to maintain
22compliance with the most recent version of the international
23fire code and international building code.
   243.  The fire marshal may include carbon monoxide awareness
25in any fire awareness campaign.
27The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with
28the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly.
   29This bill requires the fire marshal to adopt rules for
30standards relating to carbon monoxide protection that
31are consistent with the international building code and
32international fire code. The bill also allows the fire marshal
33to include carbon monoxide awareness in fire safety campaigns.
34A person who violates a rule adopted by the fire marshal is
35guilty of a simple misdemeanor. A simple misdemeanor is
-1-1punishable by confinement for no more than 30 days or a fine
2of at least $105 but not more than $855 or by both. However,
3a person who fails to remedy a violation that constitutes
4a clear and present danger to life 30 days after receiving
5written notice is guilty of a serious misdemeanor. A serious
6misdemeanor is punishable by confinement for no more than one
7year and a fine of at least $430 but not more than $2,560.