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Farry Introduces Bill to Aid in Prevention of Carbon Monoxide-Related Deaths
1/25/2012
HARRISBURG — Rep. Frank Farry (R-Bucks) held a joint press conference today regarding his legislation to require all multi-family structures, and single family homes, upon sale, to install a carbon monoxide detector.

“The risk of carbon monoxide poisoning carries deadly consequences in the nation and here in the Commonwealth,” said Farry. “I have decided to introduce legislation that would further protect homeowners and new home buyers and renters against these damaging effects.”

House Bill 2031 would require homeowners, upon the sale of their home, to ensure that the home is equipped with a carbon monoxide detector. This requirement would also apply to all existing multi-family buildings that have fossil fuel-burning heaters or appliances and/or an attached garage.

Sen. Pat Browne (R-16), who joined Farry at the press conference Tuesday morning, sponsored a similar measure in the Senate.

Currently, the Pennsylvania building code requires all newly constructed homes that have fossil fuel-burning heaters or appliances and/or an attached garage to install a carbon monoxide detector. These requirements are similar to code requirements for smoke detectors.

“Currently, 30 other states, including most of our neighboring states, already have similar requirements in place,” said Farry. “Pennsylvania needs to join these states that have enacted legislation to require carbon monoxide detectors in homes. This basic, cheap, preventative measure will save lives.”

The House Consumer Affairs Committee will hold a public hearing in Farry’s district to gather feedback on the proposed legislation. The hearing will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 31, at 10 a.m. at the Middletown Township Municipal Center.

For more information about the bill or the upcoming hearing, visit Farry’s website, RepFarry.com.

State Representative Frank Farry
142nd District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Contact: Abbey Fosnot
afosnot@pahousegop.com
717.260.6222
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