- Associated Press - Monday, January 11, 2016

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - A Maine legislative committee is taking up a proposal to provide more flexibility in carbon monoxide detectors that have been made mandatory in more buildings.

Current state law requires either carbon monoxide detectors to either use 10-year batteries or be connected to electrical service in childcare facilities, fraternity and sorority houses, inns, bed and breakfasts, rental units and newly purchased homes.

Sen. Bill Diamond is sponsor of the bill that went before the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee on Monday.

The proposal would ease the requirement of a 10-year battery in certain cases, including if the detector uses wireless communication technology or multiple sensors.

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