A proposed law that would require all homes to have smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors will be the subject of a hearing Tuesday.
The hearing on House Bill 5394 is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. in room 2D of the Legislative Office Building.
The bill, which is before the Public Safety Committee, comes as a response to the Christmas fire that killed five in Stamford. The fire is believed to have started from the improper disposal of ashes from the home's fireplace; the house appeared to have no working smoke detectors.
Renovations were underway at the Badger house on Shippan Avenue at the time of the fire, which killed Lily Badger, 9, and 7-year-old twins Sarah and Grace Badger and their grandparents, Lomer and Pauline Johnson.
The fire is the subject of a lengthy investigation by police and fire officials. A prosecutor is reviewing the investigative report to determine if any criminal charges are warranted.
If the bill becomes law, all homes undergoing renovations would have to have detectors as well, as long as the work requires a permit and the home will be occupied during the work.
State Sen. Scott Frantz, R-Greenwich, who represents Stamford, will be among the legislators testifying in favor of the bill. Stamford Mayor Michael Pavia asked the city's delegation to consider the legislation.Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times