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HF 680

2nd Engrossment - 84th Legislature (2005 - 2006) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to landlord and tenant; clarifying a provision relating to utility metering
and billing; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 504B.215, by adding a


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 504B.215, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:

new text begin Subd. 2b. new text end

new text begin De minimis exception. new text end

new text begin Any tariff approved by the Public Utilities
Commission regarding a violation of subdivision 2 shall include a de minimis exception.
The de minimis exception shall provide that electrical service in a common area that
does not exceed an aggregate 1,752 kilowatt hours per year, which service is measured
through a meter serving an individual residential unit, shall not cause a building to be a
"single-metered residential building" as used in this section. The amount of common
area usage may be determined by actual measurement or, when such measurement is not
possible, it may be determined not likely to exceed 1,752 kilowatt hours per year by a
licensed tradesperson or a housing inspector. The landlord shall bear the burden and
cost associated with proving an exception.
new text end

new text begin If a tariff is not adopted this subdivision shall have no effect.
new text end