The bill can be found on the Texas Legislature’s Web site, and a discussion of its impact is available in the August 2007 Legal column in Texas REALTOR® magazine. The most prudent position for a property manager will be that any property he manages contains smoke detectors in compliance with local building code requirements. The property manager may need to check with the local building code officer to determine what the applicable building code requires with respect to the installation and location of smoke detectors. Most cities use the International Residential Code. Depending on which version is being used, the requirements may vary slightly. However, the newer versions of the IRC impose more requirements than the older versions with respect to the location and installation of smoke detectors.