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2020 House Bill 5407: Ban replaceable-battery smoke alarms
Introduced by Rep. Mike Mueller R-Linden on January 23, 2020
To prohibit the sale of smoke alarms powered by a replaceable and removable battery starting on April 1, 2022, and instead mandate that all smoke alarms must be powered by a nonremovable and nonreplaceable battery that lasts at least 10 years, or by another power source utilizing new technology. This would not apply to alarms powered by a building electrical system and some other exceptions.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Regulatory Reform Committee on January 23, 2020
Reported in the House on May 19, 2020
Refer to the Committee on Ways and Means with the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted.
Referred to the House Ways and Means Committee on May 19, 2020
Reported in the House on June 17, 2020
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Received in the Senate on June 25, 2020
Referred to the Senate Regulatory Reform Committee on June 25, 2020