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H 3005 - Requires existing dwellings to be equipped with smoke alarms

Tracking Level: Of Interest
Sponsor: Neal Collins
Last Action: 1/10/2017 - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry
House Committee: LCI
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Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires all existing one-family, two-family, and multifamily dwellings to be equipped with approved and properly functioning smoke alarms.

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H 3005 General Bill, By Collins
Summary: Smoke detectors
    A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 5-25-1310, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO SMOKE DETECTOR REQUIREMENTS FOR ONE-FAMILY AND TWO-FAMILY DWELLINGS, SO AS TO RECHARACTERIZE "SMOKE DETECTORS" AS "SMOKE ALARMS" AND TO REQUIRE THAT ALL EXISTING ONE-FAMILY, TWO-FAMILY, AND MULTIFAMILY DWELLINGS MUST BE EQUIPPED WITH APPROVED AND PROPERLY FUNCTIONING SMOKE ALARMS; TO AMEND SECTION 5-25-1320, RELATING TO BATTERY-OPERATED DETECTORS, SO AS TO DELETE THE EXISTING LANGUAGE AND REQUIRE AN OWNER OF A RENTAL PROPERTY TO COMPLETE A SMOKE ALARM COMPLIANCE SHEET; TO AMEND SECTION 5-25-1330, RELATING TO THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF OWNERS AND TENANTS OF RENTAL DWELLINGS OR HOUSES, SO AS TO DELETE OBSOLETE LANGUAGE AND TO UPDATE OWNERS' RESPONSIBILITIES; TO AMEND SECTION 5-25-1340, RELATING TO PROHIBITIONS ON TRANSFERS OF REAL ESTATE WITHOUT INSTALLED SMOKE DETECTORS, SO AS TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES; TO AMEND SECTION 5-25-1370, RELATING TO PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS OF ARTICLE 11, SO AS TO ESTABLISH A FINE AS THE PENALTY FOR A VIOLATION OF ARTICLE 11; AND TO RETITLE ARTICLE 11, CHAPTER 25, OF TITLE 5 AS "SMOKE ALARMS".
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12/15/16House Prefiled
12/15/16House Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry
01/10/17House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 38)
01/10/17House Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry (House Journal-page 38)



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