Colorado Senate OKs CO detector bill |

Colorado Senate OKs CO detector bill

The Associated Press
Aspen, CO Colorado

DENVER ” The Colorado Senate gave final backing Friday to a bill requiring carbon monoxide detectors in homes.

The Senate approved the measure 29-5, sending it back to the House to approve changes.

The bill would require all homes and apartment buildings for sale to have carbon monoxide detectors near bedrooms. Homeowners and apartment owners also would have to install detectors if they completed any major renovations or additions.

The House said detectors must be within 10 feet of bedrooms, but the Senate changed that to 15 feet. Depending on a home’s design, that could allow one unit to cover several bedrooms.

The Senate version also would name the bill for Lauren Johnson of Denver as well as the Lofgren family of Denver. All died from carbon monoxide poisoning ” the Lofgrens at an Aspen-area home on Thanksgiving weekend.

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