2012 Arkansas Code
Title 20 - Public Health And Welfare
Subtitle 2 - Health And Safety
Chapter 7 - State Board of Health -- Department of Health
Subchapter 1 - -- General Provisions
§ 20-7-138 - Low-voltage carbon monoxide detectors required in new home construction.


AR Code § 20-7-138 (2012) What's This?

(a) For a new home constructed after January 1, 2012, a low-voltage carbon monoxide alarm shall be installed on each floor.

(b) A low-voltage carbon monoxide alarm may receive primary power from:

(1) The building wiring if the wiring is served from an on-site electrical power system; or

(2) A battery.

(c) (1) A combination smoke and low-voltage carbon monoxide alarm may be installed if the manufacturer lists the alarm for combination use.

(2) A combination smoke and low-voltage carbon monoxide alarm shall have distinctly different alarm signals for smoke alarm or low-voltage carbon monoxide alarm activation.

(d) A low-voltage carbon monoxide alarm shall not be located:

(1) Within or near the openings to garages, bathrooms, or furnace rooms;

(2) In or near locations specified as "prohibited", "not recommended", or a similar specification in the manufacturer's installation instructions; or

(3) More than three (3) feet above the floor.

(e) Except for service or repair, a low-voltage carbon monoxide alarm shall not be removed or disabled.

(f) A person who pleads guilty or nolo contendere to or is found guilty of violating this section is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.

(g) This section does not apply to all-electric homes.

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