Colorado homebuilders will be required to install carbon-monoxide detectors in new homes under a proposal signed into law in March.
House Bill 1091 takes effect July 1 requiring installation of the detectors in new and resold homes near bedrooms as well as rented apartments and homes.
The legislation was introduced after the death of Denver investment banker Parker Lofgren and his family. Lofgren, 39; his wife Caroline, 42; and their children, Owen, 10, and Sophie, 8, were found dead in a multimillion-dollar home near Aspen on Nov. 27, 2008, victims of carbon-monoxide poisoning. The family had won a holiday weekend stay in the home through a fundraiser.
In January, University of Denver graduate student Lauren Johnson died in her apartment - also of…
A tax credit of up to $8,000 is available for qualified first-time home buyers purchasing a principal residence on or after January 1, 2009 and before December 1, 2009. Unlike the tax credit enacted in 2008, the new credit does not have to be repaid.
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