Make Stays at Air-B&B's, Hotels and Motels Safer from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Make Stays at Air-B&B's, Hotels and Motels Safer from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

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Yolonda JOHNSON-YOUNG started this petition to United States Representative Dwight Evans and

Elijah Johnson-Young Safe-Space Law

In order to create safe-spaces; in hotels, motels, bed & breakfast, air-b&b's, and time-shares, install, maintain, and monitor Carbon Monoxide detectors/sensors. The spaces will be immediately closed off and remain empty upon being alerted of a low battery, or any other malfunction; the space is not to be used again until corrected and made safe.

Can you imagine staying in any of the aforementioned places and during your stay a faulty appliance begins to fill the space with deadly Carbon Monoxide? It happens, sadly.

What if your Carbon Monoxide detector/sensor is not a requirement, just a recommendation for the owner of the air-b&b where you are? Pushing for requirement.

What if the battery is removed or the detector/sensor itself has been removed, altogether? It shouldn't be that easy nor undetected.

Now, can you imagine that your 20 year old child checks into a hotel for a three-day stay, removes the battery from the Carbon Monoxide detector/sensor, seals the room, mixes caustic chemicals and dies there, by suicide? Unfortunately, I don't have to imagine this. I lost my son, Elijah in 2017 this way. He was an award winning, honor roll, Dean's list student studying filmmaking, prior to his disappearance and subsequent suicide.

With your help, I will implore Congress to introduce a bill so that it can become a law.

Please join me in creating safer spaces for us all.

Yolonda Johnson-Young

 

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