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§ 9-103. Automatic smoke alarms required in new residential units

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, § 9-103
§ 9-103. Automatic smoke alarms required in new residential units
Application of section
(a) This section applies only to new residential units constructed on or after July 1, 2013.
Installation of smoke alarms in or near sleeping rooms
(b) At least one smoke alarm shall be installed in each sleeping room, in the hallway or common area outside of sleeping rooms, and in the hallway or common area on each level within a residential dwelling unit, including basements and excluding unoccupied attics, garages, and crawl spaces.
Arrangement of two or more smoke alarms within residential unit
(c) If two or more smoke alarms are required within a residential unit, the smoke alarms shall be arranged so that activation of any one smoke alarm causes alarm activation of all other required smoke alarms within the residential unit.
Power source
(d) Each smoke alarm required by this section shall operate on an alternating current (AC) primary source of electric power with a battery backup or an approved alternate secondary power source.
Household fire alarm systems
(e) In one- and two-family dwellings, a smoke detector installed as a part of an approved household fire alarm system is an acceptable alternative to the AC powered-battery backup smoke alarm required by this section, if the smoke detector is installed and located as specified in subsection (b) of this section.
Smoke detectors installed as part of approved fire alarm system
(f) A smoke detector installed as a part of an approved fire alarm system is an acceptable alternative to the AC powered-battery backup smoke alarm required by this section, if the smoke detector is installed and located as specified in subsection (b) of 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Public Safety § 9-103, added by Acts 2003, c. 5, § 2, related to the construction of new residential dwelling units, repealed by Acts 2013, c. 594, § 1, eff. July 1, 2013; Acts 2013, c. 595, § 1, eff. July 1, 2013.
MD Code, Public Safety, § 9-103, MD PUBLIC SAFETY § 9-103
Current through all legislation from the 2018 Regular Session of the General Assembly
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