as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/13/2020 04:23pm
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:
Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 299F.51, is amended to read:
Every deleted text beginsingle familydeleted text endnew text beginnew text end dwelling deleted text beginand everydeleted text endnew text beginnew text end dwelling
unit in a multifamily dwellingnew text beginnew text end must have an approved and
operational carbon monoxide alarm installed within ten feet of each room lawfully used for
The owner of a multifamily dwelling unitnew text beginnew text end which is required to be equipped with one or more approved carbon monoxide alarms
(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has not been replaced by the prior occupant prior to the commencement of a new occupancy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.
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.
No person shall remove batteries from, or in any
way render inoperable, a required carbon monoxide alarm.
In lieu of requirements of subdivision 1, new text beginnew text endmultifamily deleted text begindwellingsdeleted text endnew text beginnew 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 beginnew 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 beginnew text end.
(c) The requirements of this section do not apply to facilities owned or operated by the
state of Minnesota.