S.1250 - Nicholas and Zachary Burt Memorial Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act of 2015114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN] (Introduced 05/07/2015)|
|Committees:||Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation|
|Committee Reports:||S. Rept. 114-179|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 12/14/2015 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 323. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1250 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Reported to Senate with amendment(s) (12/14/2015)
Nicholas and Zachary Burt Memorial Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act of 2015
(Sec. 4) This bill directs the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to establish a grant program to provide assistance to states or tribal organizations that require compliant carbon monoxide alarms to be installed in dwelling units.
A "compliant carbon monoxide alarm" is an alarm that complies with: (1) the Standard for Single and Multiple Station Carbon Monoxide Alarms of the American National Standards Institute and UL (ANSI/UL 2034) or a successor standard, and (2) the Standard for Gas and Vapor Detectors and Sensors of the American National Standards Institute and UL (ANSI/UL 2075) or a successor standard.
In selecting grant recipients, the CPSC must give favorable consideration to states or tribal organizations that: (1) require compliant alarms in specified facilities with fuel-burning appliances or attached garages, including educational facilities, childcare facilities, health care facilities, adult dependent care facilities, government buildings, restaurants, theaters, lodging establishments, or dwelling units; and (2) have strategies to protect vulnerable populations such as children, the elderly, or low-income households.
States or tribal organizations receiving grants may use such funds to: (1) purchase and install such alarms in dwelling units of low-income families or elderly persons, childcare facilities, public schools, senior centers, or student dwelling units owned by public universities; (2) train state, tribal, or local fire code enforcement officials regarding compliance and installation; or (3) educate the public about the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.
The CPSC must report to Congress regarding the implementation of such grant program.