Adopted by House March 10, 2012

SB597 H JUD AMT 3-7 #1

    The Committee on the Judiciary moves to amend the title of the

bill to read as follows:

    Eng. Com. Sub. for S. B. 597 –- “A Bill to amend and reenact §29-3-16a of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to carbon monoxide detectors, smoke detectors and sprinkler systems; requiring smoke detectors and sprinkler systems meet and be installed according to current edition of national standard requirements; requiring carbon monoxide detectors be installed in certain public facilities on and after certain effective date; requiring carbon monoxide detectors be hardwired into alternating current on and after certain date; allowing the installation of either single station carbon monoxide detector or combination smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector; providing certain exceptions for installing carbon monoxide detectors in certain long-term care facilities; providing for minimum specification requirements and testing, maintaining, repairing and replacing carbon monoxide detectors; clarifying criminal liability for violations; increasing criminal penalties; removing prohibition on the consideration of a violation of the section as evidence of negligence in a civil action.”