Bill Name: National Carbon Monoxide Detector Law
Bill Description: National Carbon Monoxide Detector Law

To require and mandate the placement of carbon monoxide detectors in homes, government buildings and other structures, and for other purposes

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

This bill will be referred to as the 'National Carbon Monoxide Detector Law of 2008'.

(a) Congress finds the following:

1. Most houses, hotels and buildings in the United States have some form of smoke detection equipment in the form of smoke detectors.

2. Carbon monoxide, chemical formula CO, is formed by burning gasoline, propane, natural gas, oil, or wood, and
symptoms of carbon monoxide exposure include headaches, nausea, dizziness, vomiting, even death.

3. Exposure to elevated levels of carbon monoxide can produce symptoms similar to influenza, food poisoning or other illnesses, including dizziness, nausea, headache, coughing, irregular heartbeat, and pale skin with cherry red lips and ear tips.

4. Approximately 200 people die each year in the United States from carbon monoxide poisoning, and thousands more
are sickened by exposure to the gas; and

5. These deaths and illnesses can be prevented when homes and apartments are equipped with working carbon monoxide detectors, which alert residents to the presence of dangerous levels of carbon monoxide gas.


Whereas mandatory placement laws on carbon monoxide detectors in residential homes currently exist as of November 1, 2007, in Illinois, Massachusetts and New York City.

Resolved that working carbon monoxide detectors will be required in all housing, dormitories, nursing homes, hospitals housing more than two people in an individual room or ten people within a building.

All government buildings and schools with enclosed parking or equipment such as boilers, furnaces, and hot water heaters powered by natural gas, coal, fuel oil, hydrogen power, or wood must install at least two carbon monoxide detectors in a prominent location within four years of the passage of this legislation. Houses and buildings powered fully by solar energy are exempt from these rules.

Resolved, all private houses and buildings in the United States housing more than two persons must have at least one carbon monoxide detector installed by January 1, 2015.
Bill Author: Elizabeth Rivera (D-TX)
Aye: 50
Nay: 27
Present: 18

Senators voting Aye:
Chuck Norris Eleden (D-AZ)
Eduardo Ramirez (D-CA)
Northern Liberties (D-CA)
Savant (D-CO)
paragon12321 (D-CT)
NebulaState (D-CT)
Davis Vitter Mason (D-DE)
Christopher Richards (D-FL)
Reaper (D-GA)
whatdoyouwant73 (D-HI)
wholehearted620 (D-HI)
Bobby Kennedy (D-IL)
dfa01 (C-KY)
Drew Brees (R-LA)
TomHatesSusanCollins (D-ME)
Ben Cardin (D-MD)
Shane (D-MA)
Rob in Massachusetts (D-MA)
TomLovesCarlLevin (D-MI)
Michael Jay (D-MN)
Michael Jay 2 (D-MN)
Angela Merkel (R-MS)
Quien es (D-MS)
Joao MO (D-MO)
Sod-Off Baldrick (D-MT)
Jed Bartlet (D-NH)
Rob for NH Senate (D-NH)
Ed Diaz (D-NJ)
Savant NJ (D-NJ)
Mark R. Thomas (D-NM)
James B. Weaver (D-NY)
Stetson Kennedy (D-NC)
D. Hobson (R-ND)
Begoner4 (D-ND)
Stryker (D-OH)
Pedophile Eleden (D-OH)
John Winters (D-PA)
Frank Rizzo (D-PA)
Degree1 (D-RI)
Robert Ingersol (D-SC)
Lone Star Husky (R-TX)
Progressivevoice (D-VT)
Progressivevoice jr. (D-VT)
Harry Byrd (D-VA)
Shane Vaughn-Dugan (D-WV)
Brett Favre (D-WI)
Sox Marshal (R-WY)
The Tick (R-WY)

Senators voting Nay:
Scott (R-AL)
Ralph Alan (R-AL)
Matthew Faustini A1 (R-AK)
Addison McConnell (R-AK)
Mike Huckabee (R-AR)
Liz Girard GA (R-GA)
Matthew Faustini ID2 (R-ID)
Marq'd4Death2 (R-ID)
It'sbucket (R-IN)
Marq'd4Death3 (R-IN)
Senor Needles (R-IA)
Viagra Dole (L-KS)
Socialist Sebelius (L-KS)
M. Broussard (R-LA)
Miles Porter (D-ME)
DeRoyalgop (R-NE)
Rob-NE2 (R-NE)
Kat Scratch Fever (R-NV)
VitterOk (R-OK)
Corey Bowen OK (C-OK)
RedBishop (R-SC)
dziggetai (R-TX)
dope2 (L-UT)
dope1 (L-UT)
southergentleman (R-VA)
Terry Funk (R-WV)

Senators answering "Present":
Beth Ariane (D-AR)
dzgCO (R-CO)
Glen Davis (D-DE)
Elvish Magi (D-FL)
paragon12322 (D-IL)
Jerry Brown (D-IA)
Krispy (D-MD)
Chas Ford (D-MI)
dj brown jr (D-MO)
Big Red Sky (R-MT)
Senator Elvish Magi (D-NY)
Chas Wyden (D-OR)
Tony Benn (D-RI)
Bill Buckner (R-SD)
Hr_Sveka (R-SD)
David Miller (D-WA)
Mil Best (R-WI)

Senators not voting yet:
UsamaBinForgotted (D-NV)
BillRichardson (D-NM)
Joker of the Atlantic (R-NC)
Elos (D-OR)
twoodard (D-WA)