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.
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