HARTFORD, CT (CBSNewYork) – After the Christmas day fire in Stamford that claimed five lives, Connecticut lawmakers are taking legislative action designed to prevent future tragedies.
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A proposed new law would require smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in all dwellings, not just multi-family homes and new construction.
Co-sponsor State Representative Gerald Fox says there’s no requirement for towns to send out inspectors knocking on doors, and many, if not most homes, he says, are already equipped.READ MORE: Actress Lisa Banes Dies After Being Struck By Scooter On Upper West Side
“It’s something that many professionals, firefighters, other law enforcement officials think is something we should do and they’re very supportive of it,” he told WCBS 880 reporter Paul Murnane.
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