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Senate Considers New Smoke Alarm Bill

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon lawmakers are looking at a fire safety bill that could change home smoke alarm requirements.

If Senate Bill 126 is approved, it would require 10-year, tamper-proof batteries in all home smoke alarms. Alarms with non-removable batteries would have to be replaced every 10 years.

The bill would require smoke alarms to be placed in every bedroom, outside bedrooms and 10 feet from a kitchen, if possible.

For rental properties, tenets would not be able to reside in homes until requirements were met.

This bill would be the biggest change to fire safety in 15 years.

You can find more information on the Senate Bill 126, click here.

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