as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/05/2020 04:01pm
A bill for an act
relating to the State Building Code; exempting single-family homes from the
window fall prevention device code; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section
326B.106, subdivision 7.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 326B.106, subdivision 7, is amended to read:
The commissioner of labor and industry
shall adopt rules for window fall prevention devices as part of the State Building Code.
Window fall prevention devices include, but are not limited to, safety screens, hardware,
guards, and other devices that comply with the standards established by the commissioner
of labor and industry. The rules shall require compliance with standards for window fall
prevention devices developed by ASTM International, contained in the International Building
Code as the model language with amendments deemed necessary to coordinate with the
other adopted building codes in Minnesota. The rules shall establish a scope that includes
the applicable building occupancies, new text beginnew text endand the types, locations,
and sizes of windows that will require the installation of fall devices.