LaPorte recently passed an ordinance requiring carbon monoxide alarms in new residential buildings. We should be celebrating this “victory”…
Instead, the approval was tabled (again) at the April 4th meeting of the Indiana Fire Prevention & Building Safety Commission, who has the final approval for all laws related to fire and carbon monoxide safety proposed in the state. If passed, this ordinance will be the first of its kind in Indiana. The commission is expected to debate state approval of this ordinance on Tuesday, May 2nd.
Indiana last updated building code in 2003, lagging other more progressive states, claiming it will be an arduous task to complete. Until this becomes their priority, we need supporters to help change things at a grassroots level.
Here’s what you can do:
- ATTEND ON MAY 2ND – Attend the meeting in Indianapolis on Tuesday, May 2nd at 9am where state approval is expected to be debated once again. Register here to let us know you’re coming!
- CONTACT A COMMISSIONER – Write a letter or call one or more commissioners. Sign up here to get full details.
- CONTACT JIM PRESSEL (especially if you live in Indiana District 20 which includes large parts of LaPorte and Starke Counties)
- BECOME A TEAM LEADER – If you are willing to contact at least 20 people and/or organize people to attend the meeting on May 2nd, email us to let us know.