Carbon Monoxide Hearing
Ken Wieber | Morrissey Hospitality
On Tuesday, the House Labor and Industry Committee held the second hearing on the carbon monoxide bill, which would require every sleeping room in a hotel to have a carbon monoxide alarm. The author did amend the bill to include the inspection process in current fire code inspections conducted by the Minnesota State Fire Marshal. Hospitality Minnesota engaged legislators ahead of the hearing, explaining existing fire code requirements (which does require carbon monoxide detection around fuel-sources such as gas furnaces, water heaters and fireplaces). The committee deliberated on the implementation timeline, which, at this time, is anticipated to be August 1, 2023.
The bill passed committee by a voice vote and is now eligible for a House floor vote. As a reminder, the Senate version of the bill is also eligible for a Senate floor vote. Hospitality Minnesota will continue to work with legislators to discuss the challenges to a short implementation timeline, especially supply chain challenges.
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