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HF 3755

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 03/19/2018 04:50pm

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A bill for an act
relating to watercraft; modifying requirements for carbon monoxide detection
devices;amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 86B.005, subdivision 8a;
86B.532, subdivision 1.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 86B.005, subdivision 8a, is amended to read:


Subd. 8a.

Marine carbon monoxide detection system.

"Marine carbon monoxide
detection system" means a device or system that meets the requirements of the American
Boat and Yacht Council Standard A-24, July, 2015, for carbon monoxide detection systems.

for detecting carbon monoxide that is certified by a nationally recognized testing laboratory
to conform to current UL Standards for use on recreational boats.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 86B.532, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Requirements; installation.

(a) No motorboat that has an enclosed
accommodation compartment may be operated on any waters of the state unless the motorboat
is equipped with a functioning marine carbon monoxide detection system installed according
to the manufacturer's instructions and this subdivision.

(b) After May 1, 2017, No new motorboat that has an enclosed accommodation
compartment may be sold or offered for sale in Minnesota unless the motorboat is equipped
with a new functioning marine carbon monoxide detection system installed according to
the manufacturer's instructions and this subdivision.

(c) A marine carbon monoxide detection system must be located:

(1) to monitor the atmosphere of the enclosed accommodation compartment and enclosed
occupancy compartment; and

(2) within ten feet or 3.048 meters of any designated sleeping accommodations.

(d) A marine carbon monoxide detection system, including a sensor, must not be located
within five feet or 1.52 meters of any cooking appliance.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective May 1, 2018.

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