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SF 3128

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/13/2020 04:23pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to labor and industry; requiring carbon monoxide detectors in hotel and
motel rooms; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 299F.51.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 299F.51, is amended to read:


299F.51 REQUIREMENTS FOR CARBON MONOXIDE ALARMS.

Subdivision 1.

Generally.

Every deleted text beginsingle familydeleted text endnew text begin single-familynew text end dwelling deleted text beginand everydeleted text endnew text begin;new text end dwelling
unit in a multifamily dwellingnew text begin; and guest room in a hotel or lodging house as defined under
section 299F.362, subdivision 1, paragraphs (d) and (e);
new text end must have an approved and
operational carbon monoxide alarm installed within ten feet of each room lawfully used for
sleeping purposes.

Subd. 2.

Owner's duties.

The owner of a multifamily dwelling unitnew text begin, hotel, or lodging
house
new text end which is required to be equipped with one or more approved carbon monoxide alarms
must:

(1) provide and install one approved and operational carbon monoxide alarm within ten
feet of each room lawfully used for sleeping; and

(2) replace any required carbon monoxide alarm that has been stolen, removed, found
missing, or rendered inoperable during a prior occupancy of the dwelling unit and which
has not been replaced by the prior occupant prior to the commencement of a new occupancy
of a dwelling unit.

Subd. 3.

Occupant's duties.

The occupant of each dwelling unit in a multifamily dwelling
in which an approved and operational carbon monoxide alarm has been provided and installed
by the owner must:

(1) keep and maintain the device in good repair; and

(2) replace any device that is stolen, removed, missing, or rendered inoperable during
the occupancy of the dwelling unit.

Subd. 4.

Battery removal prohibited.

No person shall remove batteries from, or in any
way render inoperable, a required carbon monoxide alarm.

Subd. 5.

Exceptions; certain deleted text beginmultifamilydeleted text end dwellings and state-operated facilities.

(a)
In lieu of requirements of subdivision 1, new text begina new text endmultifamily deleted text begindwellingsdeleted text endnew text begin dwelling, hotel, or lodging
house
new text end may have approved and operational carbon monoxide alarms installed between 15
and 25 feet of carbon monoxide-producing central fixtures and equipment, provided there
is a centralized alarm system or other mechanism for responsible parties to hear the alarm
at all times.

(b) An owner of a multifamily dwellingnew text begin, hotel, or lodging housenew text end that contains minimal
or no sources of carbon monoxide may be exempted from the requirements of subdivision
1, provided that such owner certifies to the commissioner of public safety that such
deleted text begin multifamilydeleted text end dwelling poses no foreseeable carbon monoxide risk to the health and safety
of the dwelling unitsnew text begin or guest roomsnew text end.

(c) The requirements of this section do not apply to facilities owned or operated by the
state of Minnesota.