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Home Safety Bill Goes to Governor Malloy

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Smoke detectors (Tim Boyle/Getty Images News)

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A measure expanding the requirement for installing carbon monoxide and smoke detectors in residences is heading to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy for his signature.

The Senate voted Wednesday, 27-7, to approve the legislation, following passage in the House of Representatives last month.

The proposal requires sellers to certify that any one- or two-family dwelling which they sell on or after Jan. 1 is equipped with carbon monoxide warning equipment and smoke detecting equipment.

Sellers must pay a $250 penalty if they don’t ensure the equipment is installed.
“We know that smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors save lives,” said Democratic Sen. Joan Hartley of Waterbury, co-chair of the Public Safety and Security committee.

The proposal builds on legislation passed in previous years to improve home safety provisions.

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