Carbon monoxide detectors are now mandatory in most homes in New York State. A new law goes into effect today requiring the devices in any residential building which has a carbon monoxide producing appliance like a gas furnace, stove or hot water heater and any home with an attached garage. Homes with only electric furnaces and stoves do not need the monitors. Local municipalities will enforce the new policy and fines range from town to town. It's been dubbed Amanda's law, in memory of a Western New York girl who died from carbon monoxide poisoning.
As of January 1, 2008, the Property Maintenance Code of New York State was changed to require that all existing swimming pool enclosures meet the updated enclosure regulations. You can obtain a copy of the new requirements by clicking the provided link above or by visiting the Building Department at 165 Mill Road. 631-288-3483.
Code Section: Fire Code of NYS Section 505.1 and PMC 304.3 requires the following: