CO Detector Law to Take Effect Without Penalties
No teeth yet to enforce it, but a state law mandating carbon monoxide detectors in single and double family homes goes into effect on February first. From the La Crosse fire department, Lieutenant Craig Snyder says he often sees the detectors in homes right now. Plenty of times though, says Snyder, those detectors are old and ineffective or there just aren't enough of them. Although the CO mandate is set to go into effect next week, Snyder says, right now, there's no penalty that's scheduled to accompany the law.