CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association wants better carbon monoxide protection across the state of North Carolina.

In the wake of three carbon monoxide deaths at a Best Western Hotel in Boone, the association has sent a recommendation to Governor McCrory. The group wants a law saying all existing hotels need to install detectors with battery backup.

NCRLA adds stipulations should also be included in building codes for new construction.

Letters were also sent to the legislative branches in the state and the North Carolina Department of Insurance.

North Carolina does require detectors in new homes and rentals, but not currently hotels.

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