Colorado carbon monoxide bill advances |

Colorado carbon monoxide bill advances

The Associated Press
Aspen, CO Colorado

DENVER ” The Colorado House has approved a bill requiring carbon monoxide alarms in new homes and apartments.

House Bill 1091, approved Tuesday, now goes to the Senate.

Lawmakers argued about whether state buildings should fall under the same requirements, but Denver Democratic Rep. Lois Court said 82 percent of carbon monoxide poisoning incidents occur in private residences.

The push for the bill comes after the death of a University of Denver student and a Denver family of four from carbon monoxide. The family died in a home near Aspen on Thanksgiving weekend.

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