Carbon monoxide detectors required

Carbon monoxide detectors will be required in certain residences by a bill passed by senators March 12.

Introduced by Omaha Sen. Sara Howard, LB34 requires the installation and maintenance of carbon monoxide detectors in any residence sold, rented or receiving a building permit after Jan. 1, 2017.

Building owners are required to install detectors with alarms on every habitable floor or according to applicable building codes. The bill applies only to single- and multi-family dwellings with a fuel-fired heater, fireplace or attached garage.

Senators passed the bill on a 39-2 vote.

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