Bill Summaries: S927 (2011-2012 Session)

  • Summary date: May 29 2012 - View summary

    Amends GS 42-42 to require a landlord installing a new smoke alarm or replacing an existing alarm after December 31, 2012, to install a tamper-resistant, 10-year lithium battery smoke alarm, unless the dwelling unit is equipped with a (1) hardwired smoke alarm with a battery backup or (2) smoke alarm combined with a carbon monoxide alarm that meets specified statutory requirements. Makes conforming changes. Also makes conforming changes to GS 42-43 (tenant to maintain dwelling unit) and GS 42-44 (general remedies, penalties, and limitations). Changes the term detector to alarm throughout the applicable statutes.
    Amends GS 42-51 to allow a tenant’s security deposit to be used to cover damage or destruction of a smoke or carbon monoxide alarm.
    Effective December 31, 2012.