HARRISBURG – A measure that would enact standards for carbon monoxide alarms in various existing buildings and properties was approved by the state House Consumer Affairs Committee. Senate Bill 920 would require multi-family dwellings with a fossil fuel burning heater/appliance, fireplace or an attached garage to be equipped with an operational, centrally located, and approved carbon monoxide alarm. Currently, the PA Building Code only requires newly constructed homes that have fossil fuel burning heaters or appliances and/or an attached garage to have a carbon monoxide detector. Thirty five other states have enacted carbon monoxide alarm requirements. Pennsylvania remains one of the the few cold weather states that do not have such a requirement. The bill now goes to the full House for consideration.