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Article - Public Safety




§9–105.

    (a)    Each sleeping room occupied by a deaf or hard of hearing individual shall be provided with a smoke alarm suitable to alert the deaf or hard of hearing individual.

    (b)    (1)    On written request on behalf of a tenant who is deaf or hard of hearing, a sleeping room occupied by a deaf or hard of hearing individual shall be provided with an approved notification appliance designed to alert deaf or hard of hearing individuals.

        (2)    The landlord shall provide a notification appliance that, when activated, provides a signal that is sufficient to warn the deaf or hard of hearing tenant in those sleeping rooms.

    (c)    Hotels and motels shall have available at least one approved notification appliance for the deaf or hard of hearing individual for each 50 units or fraction of 50 units.

    (d)    Hotels and motels shall post in a conspicuous place at the registration desk a permanent sign that states the availability of smoke alarm notification appliances for the deaf or hard of hearing individual.

    (e)    (1)    Hotels and motels may require a refundable deposit for notification appliances for the deaf or hard of hearing individual.

        (2)    The amount of the deposit may not exceed the value of the notification appliance.

    (f)    A landlord may require reimbursement from a tenant for the cost of a smoke alarm required under this section.