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      Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
    IntroducedDecember 10th, 2013

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Title

Nicholas and Zachary Burt Memorial Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act of 2013

Official Title

A bill to encourage States to require the installation of residential carbon monoxide detectors in homes, and for other purposes.

Summary

Nicholas and Zachary Burt Memorial Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act of 2013 - Directs the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to establish a grant program to provide assistance to states that require compliant carbon monoxide alarms to be installed in dwelling units. Defines "compliant carbon monoxide alarm" as an alarm that complies with the American National Standard for Single and Multiple Station Carbon Monoxide Alarms as well as the American National Standard for Gas and Vapor Detectors and Sensors. Directs the CPSC, in selecting grant recipients, to give favorable consideration to states 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. Permits states receiving grants to 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 or local fire code enforcement officials regarding compliance and installation; and (3) educate the public about the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. Authorizes appropriations for FY2015-FY2019 to carry out this Act. Requires the CPSC to submit reports to Congress regarding the implementation of the grant program.

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