STILLE-DEROSSETT-HALE SINGLE STATE CONSTRUCTION
CODE ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 230 of 1972
125.1504f Single-family or multifamily dwelling; installation of
operational and approved carbon monoxide device; requirements; failure to
comply; penalty; liability; definitions; name of section.
(1) The director may provide for, at the time of
initial construction of a single-family dwelling or a multifamily dwelling,
or at the time of renovation of any existing single-family dwelling in which
a permit is required, or upon the addition or creation of a bedroom, the installation of at least 1
operational and approved carbon monoxide device within the single-family
dwelling or within each unit of the multifamily dwelling. A carbon monoxide
device shall be located in the vicinity of the bedrooms, which may include 1
device capable of detecting carbon monoxide near all adjacent bedrooms; in
areas within the dwelling adjacent to an attached garage; and in areas
adjacent to any fuel-burning appliances.
(2) The carbon monoxide device described in subsection
(1) may be battery-powered, plug-in with or without battery backup, wired
into the dwelling's AC power line with secondary battery backup, or
connected to a system by means of a control panel. If the international
residential code is adopted by the director as part of a code adopted after
the effective date of the amendatory act that added this section, those
requirements apply and shall be followed upon the effective date of the
(3) An enforcing agency shall not impose a penalty for
the failure of a person to comply with subsection (1) until the effective
date of the code that may be adopted after the effective date of the
amendatory act that added this section that incorporates that requirement.
(4) A person licensed under article 24 of the
occupational code, 1980 PA 299, MCL 339.2401 to 339.2412, who is in
compliance with this section or rules promulgated under the code and
installs, in accordance with manufacturer's published instructions at the
time of installation, a carbon monoxide device shall have no liability,
directly or indirectly, to any person with respect to the operation,
maintenance, or effectiveness of the carbon monoxide device.
(5) As used in this section:
(a) "Approved" means a carbon monoxide device that is
listed as complying with either ANSI/UL 2034 or ANSI/UL 2075 and that is
installed in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.
(b) "Carbon monoxide device" means a device that
detects carbon monoxide and alerts occupants via a distinct and audible
signal that is either self-contained in the unit or activated via a system
(c) "Operational" means working and in service.
(6) This section shall be known and may be cited as
the "Overbeck law".
History: Add. 2008, Act 377, Eff. Mar. 23, 2009
Popular Name: Act 230
Popular Name: Uniform Construction Code
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