HOUSE BILL NO. 5407

January 23, 2020, Introduced by Reps. Mueller, Yaroch, Liberati, Eisen, Sabo, Brann, Filler, Cynthia Johnson, Berman, Chirkun, Cherry, Robinson, Sheppard, Cambensy and Jones and referred to the Committee on Regulatory Reform.

A bill to require certain standards for smoke alarm and certain other devices; and to prohibit certain conduct.

the people of the state of michigan enact:

Sec. 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "smoke alarm battery standard act".

Sec. 3. (1) Except as provided under subsection (2), beginning April 1, 2022, a person shall not distribute, sell, offer for sale, or import a smoke alarm device powered by a replaceable and removable battery. Except as provided under subsection (2), beginning April 1, 2022, a smoke alarm device that is distributed, sold, offered for sale, or imported must be powered for not less than 10 years by a nonremovable and nonreplaceable battery or by another power source utilizing new technology.

(2) The battery requirements under subsection (1) do not apply to any of the following devices:

(a) A fire alarm, smoke detector, or smoke alarm that receives power from an electrical system of a building, or is electronically connected as part of a centrally monitored or supervised alarm system.

(b) A fire alarm, smoke detector, or smoke alarm with an ancillary component that receives power from an electrical system of a building, or with an ancillary component that is electronically connected as part of a centrally monitored or supervised alarm system.

(c) A fire alarm, smoke detector, or smoke alarm that uses, or a fire alarm, smoke detector, or smoke alarm with an ancillary component that uses 1 or more of the following:

(i) A low-power radio frequency wireless communication signal.

(ii) Wi-Fi or other wireless local area networking capability to send and receive notifications to and from the internet.

(d) Any other smoke alarm device with equivalent characteristics to a device listed under subdivisions (a) to (c) as determined by rules promulgated under subsection (3).

(3) The department of licensing and regulatory affairs, in consultation with the state fire marshal, may promulgate rules under the administrative procedures act of 1969, 1969 PA 306, MCL 24.201 to 24.328, to implement subsection (2)(d).

(4) As used in this section, "person" means an individual or entity.