PRINTER'S NO. 1834
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
INTRODUCED BY FONTANA, WASHINGTON, ARGALL, COSTA, KASUNIC, SOLOBAY, TARTAGLIONE, SCHWANK AND HUGHES, MARCH 14, 2014
REFERRED TO PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE, MARCH 14, 2014
5Section 1. Short title.
8Section 2. Definitions.
12"Approved carbon monoxide alarm." The term includes:
13(1) A single or multiple station carbon monoxide alarm
14listed as complying with the Approved American National
15Standard for Single and Multiple Station Carbon Monoxide
16Alarms (ANSI/UL2034) or a carbon monoxide detector listed as
17complying with the Approved American National Standard for
18Gas and Vapor Detectors and Sensors (ANSI/UL2075) installed
1in accordance with this act.
5(i) Complies with either of the following:
6(A) The Approved American National Standard for
7Single and Multiple Station Carbon Monoxide Alarms
8(ANSI/UL2034) for carbon monoxide alarms and the
9Approved American National Standard for Single and
10Multiple Station Smoke Alarms (ANSI/UL217) for smoke
12(B) The Approved American National Standard for
13Gas and Vapor Detectors and Sensors (ANSI/UL2075) for
14carbon monoxide detectors and the Approved American
15National Standard for Safety for Smoke Detectors for
16Fire Alarm Systems (ANSI/UL268) for smoke detectors.
20(3) A carbon monoxide detection system that includes
21carbon monoxide detectors and audible notification appliances
22that are installed and maintained in accordance with the
23National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code (NFPA 72) and the
24Standard for the Installation of Carbon Monoxide (CO)
25Detection and Warning Equipment (NFPA 720) and are in
26compliance with the Approved American National Standard for
27Gas and Vapor Detectors and Sensors (ANSI/UL2075).
28"Child care facility." Any of the following:
1known as the Public Welfare Code.
9"Installed." A carbon monoxide alarm that is hardwired into
10the electrical wiring, directly plugged into an electrical
11outlet without a switch, other than a circuit breaker, or, if
12the alarm is battery-powered, attached to the wall or ceiling of
13a unit of a child care facility, in accordance with the Standard
14for the Installation of Carbon Monoxide (CO) Detection and
15Warning Equipment (NFPA) 720.
16"Operational." Working and in service.
21Section 3. Administration.
22Nothing in this act is intended to modify the authority and
23responsibilities of the Department of Labor and Industry under
24the act of November 10, 1999 (P.L.491, No.45), known as the
25Pennsylvania Construction Code Act.
26Section 4. Carbon monoxide alarm requirements.
27(a) Child care facilities.--Each child care facility, which
28uses a fossil fuel-burning heater or appliance, fireplace or an
29attached garage, must have an operational, centrally located and
30approved carbon monoxide alarm installed in the vicinity of the
5(b) Maintenance, repair or replacement.--The owner of a
6child care facility is responsible for providing for the
7maintenance, repair or replacement of an approved carbon
8monoxide alarm or the care and replacement of batteries.
9Section 5. Enforcement.
13Section 6. Effective date.
14This act shall take effect immediately.