a dwelling unit that is occupied by its owner, no part of which is leased to a tenant;
a dwelling unit in a building five or more stories in height in which smoke alarms are required or regulated by local ordinance; or
a nursing or convalescent home licensed by the Department of State Health Services and certified to meet the Life Safety Code under federal law and regulations.
Notwithstanding this subchapter, a person licensed to install fire alarms or fire detection devices under Chapter 6002 (Fire Detection and Alarm Device Installation), Insurance Code, shall comply with that chapter when installing smoke alarms.Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 3649, ch. 576, Sec. 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1984.Amended by:Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 257 (H.B. 1168), Sec. 3, eff. September 1, 2011.