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H.R. 1618: Nicholas and Zachary Burt Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act of 2019


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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Sep 17, 2019.


Nicholas and Zachary Burt Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act of 2019

This bill requires the Consumer Product Safety Commission to provide grants that support carbon monoxide poisoning prevention to states that require carbon monoxide alarms in dwellings and other facilities. Specifically, grant funds may be used to (1) purchase and install carbon monoxide alarms for the dwellings of low-income families and older adults, as well as for other facilities; (2) train state and local officials about the proper enforcement of carbon monoxide alarm requirements and circulate corresponding training materials; and (3) educate the public about the risks of carbon monoxide poisoning and the proper use of carbon monoxide alarms.