Skip to main content Skip to office menu Skip to footer
Capital IconMinnesota Legislature

HF 2284

1st Engrossment - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 02/11/2022 11:37am

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

Bill Text Versions

Engrossments
Introduction Posted on 03/17/2021
1st Engrossment Posted on 04/06/2021

Current Version - 1st Engrossment

Line numbers 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6
1.7 1.8 1.9 1.10 1.11
1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16
1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 2.1 2.2
2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19
2.20 2.21 2.22 2.23 2.24 2.25 2.26 2.27 2.28 2.29 2.30 2.31
3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5

A bill for an act
relating to building codes; modifying carbon monoxide alarm requirements for
hotels and lodging houses; requiring a safety warning for violation of carbon
monoxide alarms; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 299F.50, by adding
subdivisions; 299F.51, subdivisions 1, 2, 5, by adding a subdivision.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 299F.50, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 11. new text end

new text begin Hotel. new text end

new text begin "Hotel" means any building, or portion thereof, containing six or more
guest rooms intended or designed to be used, or which are used, rented, or hired out to be
occupied, or which are occupied for sleeping purposes by guests.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 299F.50, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 12. new text end

new text begin Lodging house. new text end

new text begin "Lodging house" means any building, or portion thereof,
containing not more than five guest rooms which are used or are intended to be used for
sleeping purposes by guests and where rent is paid in money, goods, labor, or otherwise.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 299F.51, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Generally.

new text begin(a) new text endEvery deleted text beginsingle familydeleted text endnew text begin single-familynew text end dwelling and every
dwelling unit in a multifamily dwelling must have an approved and operational carbon
monoxide alarm installed within ten feet of each room lawfully used for sleeping purposes.

new text begin (b) Every guest room in a hotel or lodging house must have an approved and operational
carbon monoxide alarm installed in each room lawfully used for sleeping purposes.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 299F.51, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Owner's duties.

new text begin(a) new text endThe owner of a multifamily dwelling unit which is required
to be equipped with one or more approved carbon monoxide alarms must:

(1) provide and install one approved and operational carbon monoxide alarm within ten
feet of each room lawfully used for sleeping; and

(2) replace any required carbon monoxide alarm that has been stolen, removed, found
missing, or rendered inoperable during a prior occupancy of the dwelling unit and which
has not been replaced by the prior occupant prior to the commencement of a new occupancy
of a dwelling unit.

new text begin (b) The owner of a hotel or lodging house which is required to be equipped with one or
more approved carbon monoxide alarms must:
new text end

new text begin (1) provide and install one approved and operational carbon monoxide alarm in each
room lawfully used for sleeping; and
new text end

new text begin (2) replace any required carbon monoxide alarm that has been stolen, removed, found
missing, or rendered inoperable during a prior occupancy and which has not been replaced
by the prior occupant prior to the commencement of a new occupancy of a hotel guest room
or lodging house.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 299F.51, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Exceptions; certain multifamily dwellings and state-operated facilities.

(a)
In lieu of requirements of subdivision 1, multifamily dwellings may have approved and
operational carbon monoxide deleted text beginalarmsdeleted text end new text begindetectorsnew text end installed between 15 and 25 feet of carbon
monoxide-producing central fixtures and equipment, provided there is a centralized alarm
system or other mechanism for responsible parties to hear the alarm at all times.

(b) An owner of a multifamily dwelling that contains minimal or no sources of carbon
monoxide may be exempted from the requirements of subdivision 1, provided that such
owner certifies to the commissioner of public safety that such multifamily dwelling poses
no foreseeable carbon monoxide risk to the health and safety of the dwelling units.

(c) The requirements of this section do not apply to facilities owned or operated by the
state of Minnesota.

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 299F.51, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Safety warning. new text end

new text begin A first violation of this section shall not result in a penalty,
but is punishable by a safety warning. A second or subsequent violation is a petty
misdemeanor.
new text end