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§ 9-105. Smoke detectors in sleeping rooms occupied by deaf or hard of hearing individuals

West's Annotated Code of MarylandPublic SafetyEffective: July 1, 2013

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Public Safety (Refs & Annos)
Title 9. Fire Protection and Prevention (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 1. Smoke Detection Systems (Refs & Annos)
Effective: July 1, 2013
MD Code, Public Safety, § 9-105
§ 9-105. Smoke detectors in sleeping rooms occupied by deaf or hard of hearing individuals
In general
(a) Each sleeping room occupied by a deaf or hard of hearing individual shall be provided with a smoke alarm suitable to alert the deaf or hard of hearing individual.
Request for approved notification appliances
(b)(1) On written request on behalf of a tenant who is deaf or hard of hearing, a sleeping room occupied by a deaf or hard of hearing individual shall be provided with an approved notification appliance designed to alert deaf or hard of hearing individuals.
(2) The landlord shall provide a notification appliance that, when activated, provides a signal that is sufficient to warn the deaf or hard of hearing tenant in those sleeping rooms.
Availability of approved notification appliances at hotels and motels
(c) Hotels and motels shall have available at least one approved notification appliance for the deaf or hard of hearing individual for each 50 units or fraction of 50 units.
Posting of approved notification appliance availability
(d) Hotels and motels shall post in a conspicuous place at the registration desk a permanent sign that states the availability of smoke alarm notification appliances for the deaf or hard of hearing individual.
Refundable deposits for notification appliances
(e)(1) Hotels and motels may require a refundable deposit for notification appliances for the deaf or hard of hearing individual.
(2) The amount of the deposit may not exceed the value of the notification appliance.
Reimbursement from tenants for costs
(f) A landlord may require reimbursement from a tenant for the cost of a smoke alarm required under this section.

Credits

Added by Acts 2013, c. 594, § 1, eff. July 1, 2013; Acts 2013, c. 595, § 1, eff. July 1, 2013.

Editors' Notes

HISTORICAL AND STATUTORY NOTES
Prior Laws:
Former Public Safety § 9-105, added by Acts 2003, c. 5, § 2; amended by Acts 2011, c. 143, § 1, related to sale and installation of smoke detectors, repealed by Acts 2013, c. 594, § 1, eff. July 1, 2013; Acts 2013, c. 595, § 1, eff. July 1, 2013.
MD Code, Public Safety, § 9-105, MD PUBLIC SAFETY § 9-105
Current through all legislation from the 2018 Regular Session of the General Assembly
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