Legislature(2003 - 2004)

04/27/2004 01:32 PM L&C

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            HB 351-CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTION DEVICES                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR CON BUNDE announced HB 351 to be up for consideration.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
An unidentified  representative of Representative  Max Gruenberg,                                                               
sponsor,  said  that it  was  introduced  in response  to  public                                                               
outcry  over tragedies  that have  occurred throughout  the state                                                               
over the last several years.  Several families have actually died                                                               
from carbon monoxide  poisoning in the short  term, but long-term                                                               
effects occur in children and adults as well.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  BUNDE asked  if state  law or  local ordinance  requires a                                                               
smoke detector.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
The  representative replied  that  current state  law requires  a                                                               
smoke detector in every domicile.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR GARY  STEVENS moved  to pass HB  351 from  committee with                                                               
attached  fiscal note  and  individual recommendations.  Senators                                                               
Gary Stevens,  Hollis French and  Chair Con Bunde voted  yea; and                                                               
HB 351 moved  from committee. There being no  further business to                                                               
come before the committee, he adjourned the meeting at 3:24 p.m.                                                                

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