HOUSE BILL No. 4536

 

 

April 30, 2019, Introduced by Reps. Hood, Lasinski, Pohutsky, Camilleri, Stone, Rabhi, Kennedy, Kuppa, Elder, Clemente, Cynthia Johnson, Pagan, Brann, Brixie, Gay-Dagnogo and Whitsett and referred to the Committee on Regulatory Reform.

 

     A bill to amend 1937 PA 306, entitled

 

"An act to promote the safety, welfare, and educational interests

of the people of the state of Michigan by regulating the

construction, reconstruction, and remodeling of certain public or

private school buildings or additions to such buildings, by

regulating the construction, reconstruction, and remodeling of

buildings leased or acquired for school purposes, and to define the

class of buildings affected by this act; to prescribe the powers

and duties of certain state agencies and officials; to prescribe

penalties for the violation of this act; and to repeal acts and

parts of acts,"

 

by amending the title and section 1a (MCL 388.851a), the title as

 

amended by 2002 PA 628, and by adding section 1c.

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:

 

                              TITLE

 

     An act to promote the safety, welfare, and educational

 

interests of the people of the state of Michigan by regulating the

 

construction, reconstruction, and remodeling, and monitoring

 


systems of certain public or private school buildings or additions

 

to such those buildings , and by regulating the construction,

 

reconstruction, and remodeling, and monitoring systems of buildings

 

leased or acquired for school purposes; , and to define the class

 

of buildings affected by this act; to prescribe the powers and

 

duties of certain state agencies and officials; to prescribe

 

penalties for the violation of this act; and to repeal acts and

 

parts of acts.

 

     Sec. 1a. (1) Words and phrases As used in this act: shall be

 

defined as follows:

 

     (a) "School buildings" shall include all buildings used for

 

school purposes.

 

     (a) "Addition" means added space that results in additional

 

cubic contents to an existing building.

 

     (b) "Carbon monoxide device" means a device that detects

 

carbon monoxide, alerts occupants via a distinct and audible signal

 

that is either self-contained in the unit or activated via a system

 

connection, and is certified by a nationally recognized testing

 

laboratory to conform to the latest standards of the Underwriters

 

Laboratories standards.

 

     (c) "Operational" means working and in service.

 

     (d) (b) "Remodeling" shall mean means the alteration,

 

construction, or remodeling of partitions, hallways, stairways, and

 

means of egress , or the replacement, relocation, or reconstruction

 

of heating, ventilating, and sanitary equipment.

 

     (c) "Addition" shall mean added space which results in

 

additional cubic contents to existing building.


     (e) "School building" includes all buildings used for school

 

purposes.

 

     (f) "Source point" means an area where a mechanism is present

 

that provides a common source of heat from a fossil-fuel-burning

 

furnace, boiler, or water heater. Source point does not include an

 

area where only a wood or fossil-fuel-burning fireplace or a wood

 

or fossil-fuel-burning space heater is present.

 

     (g) (d) "Total cost" shall be interpreted to mean means the

 

monetary worth of the building when ready for occupancy, regardless

 

of the source of funds, labor, or material and shall include

 

includes the cost of general construction, plumbing, heating and

 

ventilation, electrical work, and all fixed equipment, together

 

with the cost of architects, engineers, and building superintending

 

services.

 

     (2) (e) A building having a basement shall be is considered to

 

be a 2 story 2-story building for the purposes of this act.

 

     Sec. 1c. (1) Beginning October 1, 2019, a school district

 

shall have installed not less than 1 operational carbon monoxide

 

device at each source point in each school building within the

 

school district. Notwithstanding section 5a(1), this section

 

applies to all school buildings and additions to school buildings,

 

and to the construction, reconstruction, or remodeling of a school

 

building.

 

     (2) The carbon monoxide device described in subsection (1) may

 

be battery-powered, plug-in with or without battery backup, wired

 

into the building's AC power line with secondary battery backup, or

 

connected to a system by means of a control panel. The carbon


monoxide device required under subsection (1) must have an alarm

 

that is audible.

 

     (3) A person who installs, in accordance with the

 

manufacturer's published instructions in existence at the time of

 

installation, a carbon monoxide device under this section shall

 

have no liability, directly or indirectly, to any person with

 

respect to the operation, maintenance, or effectiveness of the

 

carbon monoxide device.