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HF 2060

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 03/09/2021 11:43am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

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Introduction Posted on 03/09/2021

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A bill for an act
relating to construction codes; licensing; modifying the continuing education
requirements for building officials; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section
326B.133, subdivision 8.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 326B.133, subdivision 8, is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Continuing education requirements; extension of time.

(a) This subdivision
establishes the number of continuing education hours required within each two-year
certification period.

A certified building official shall accumulate deleted text begin38deleted text end new text begin35 new text endhours of continuing education in
any education program that is approved under Minnesota Rules, part 1301.1000.

A certified building official-limited shall accumulate deleted text begin38deleted text end new text begin35 new text endhours of continuing education
in any education program that is approved under Minnesota Rules, part 1301.1000.

An accessibility specialist must accumulate nine hours of approved continuing education
hours in any of the education programs that are provided under Minnesota Rules, part
1301.1000, subpart 1 or 2. The nine hours must be in courses relating to building accessibility,
plan review, field inspection, or building code administration.

Continuing education programs may be approved as established in rule.

(b) Subject to sections 326B.101 to 326B.194, the commissioner may by rule establish
or approve continuing education programs for certified building officials dealing with
matters of building code administration, inspection, and enforcement.

Each person certified as a building official for the state must satisfactorily complete
applicable educational programs established or approved by the commissioner to renew
certification.

(c) The state building official may grant an extension of time to comply with continuing
education requirements if the certificate holder requesting the extension of time shows cause
for the extension. The request for the extension must be in writing. For purposes of this
section, the certificate holder's current certification effective dates shall remain the same.
The extension does not relieve the certificate holder from complying with the continuing
education requirements for the next two-year period.

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new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
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