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05 June Louisiana


Carbon Monoxide legislation passed in Louisiana. (Act No. 277)

Louisiana House Bill 1267 has been signed into law and goes into effect August 1, 2014. The bill amends R.S. 40:1563(M) and R.S. 40:1574(L) as shown below:

R.S. 40:1563 M.(1) The fire marshal, or his designee, shall have the authority to require the owner or lessee of a structure that was in existence as of August 1, 2014, and is utilized as a hotel to install a carbon monoxide alarm system when he determines, as a result of a plan review, investigation, or inspection, that a carbon monoxide source within or attached to the building or structure poses a threat of carbon monoxide poisoning. The source of carbon monoxide may include but not be limited to an attached enclosed garage or fossil-fuel burning appliance or appliances.

(2) For purposes of this Subsection, the following terms mean:

(a) "Attached enclosed garage" means a structure or portion of a structure without openings or openings on only one side that is used for the parking or storage of private motor vehicles.

(b) "Hotel" means a building or structure that was in existence as of August 1, 2014, which is utilized as a residential occupancy building containing sleeping units where the occupants are primarily transient in nature, including boarding houses, hotels, and motels.

R.S. 40:1574 L. An owner or lessee of a hotel, as defined by R.S. 40:1563(M), or the agent of such owner or lessee, shall declare the presence of a carbon monoxide source or the attachment of a parking garage to the hotel at the time building plans and specifications for the hotel are submitted to the fire marshal for review.

Contact: Bryan Holland: Bryan.Holland@nema.org