New smoke alarm laws in effect for 2019

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New smoke alarm laws are now in effect this year, according to the Tioga County Firewire.

After April 1, 2019, smoke detectors must be hardwired into the home or have a 10-year sealed, non-removable battery.

According to 399-ccc: “It shall be unlawful for any person or entity to distribute, sell, offer for sale, or import any battery operated smoke detecting alarm device powered by a replaceable or removable battery not capable of powering such device for a minimum of ten years.”

Once the deadline passes, real estate agencies will no longer be able to market homes that do not comply with the new law.

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