Des Moines, Iowa – RadioIowa – The Iowa Senate has sent the governor a bill that would require carbon monoxide alarms in any apartment building or home built in the state after July 1st of 2018.
That’s Senator Jeff Danielson, a Democrat from Cedar Falls. Danielson says he’s been “pleasantly surprised” the idea has now earned bipartisan support after unsuccessful tries in previous years.
Existing RENTAL units in Iowa would be required to have carbon monoxide detectors if the bill becomes law, but installing a carbon monoxide detector would be VOLUNTARY in existing, single-family homes.
About 300 Iowans wind up in an emergency room each year to be treated for carbon monoxide poisoning and officials say about 20 Iowans die each year from carbon monoxide poisoning.