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    Laws of Minnesota 1993 

                         CHAPTER 9-H.F.No. 174 
           An act relating to occupations and professions; 
          requiring manufactured home installers to be licensed 
          by the state; amending Minnesota Statutes 1992, 
          sections 326.83, subdivision 4, and by adding 
          subdivisions; and 327.31, subdivision 11; proposing 
          coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 326. 
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
     Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 326.83, 
subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 4.  [LICENSEE.] "Licensee" means a residential 
building contractor, remodeler, manufactured home installer, or 
specialty contractor licensed under sections 326.83 to 326.98. 
    Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 326.83, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 4a.  [MANUFACTURED HOME.] "Manufactured home" has the 
meaning given it in section 327.31, subdivision 6. 
    Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 326.83, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 4b.  [MANUFACTURED HOME INSTALLER.] "Manufactured 
home installer" has the meaning given it in section 327.31, 
subdivision 11. 
    Sec. 4.  [326.841] [MANUFACTURED HOME INSTALLERS.] 
    Manufactured home installers are subject to all of the 
requirements of sections 326.83 to 326.98, except for the 
following: 
    (1) manufactured home installers are not members of the 
advisory council under section 326.85; 
    (2) manufactured home installers are not subject to the 
continuing education requirements of section 326.87; 
    (3) the examination requirement of section 326.89, 
subdivision 3, for manufactured home installers shall be 
satisfied by successful completion of a written examination 
designed specifically for manufactured home installers.  The 
examination must be designed by the commissioner in conjunction 
with the state building code division.  The commissioner and 
state building code division shall seek advice on the grading, 
monitoring, and updating of examinations from the Minnesota 
manufactured housing association; 
    (4) the amount of the bond required by section 326.94 shall 
be $2,500 for manufactured home installers; 
    (5) a local government unit may not place a surcharge on a 
license fee, and may not charge a separate fee to installers; 
and 
    (6) a dealer or distributor who does not install or repair 
manufactured homes is exempt from licensure under sections 
326.83 to 326.98. 
    Sec. 5.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 327.31, 
subdivision 11, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 11.  [MANUFACTURED HOME INSTALLER.] "Manufactured 
home installer" means any person, firm, or corporation which 
that installs or repairs a manufactured homes home for others at 
the site of occupancy, except manufactured homes installed on a 
foundation system. 
    Sec. 6.  [TEMPORARY LICENSES AND FEES.] 
    Until March 31, 1994, the licensee fee for manufactured 
home installers is $60 per year.  Licensees will not be required 
to satisfy the examination requirement of Minnesota Statutes, 
section 326.89, subdivision 3, as modified by Minnesota 
Statutes, section 326.841, until April 1, 1994.  Licenses will 
not be issued or renewed after that date if the examination 
requirement is not satisfied. 
    Any person issued a building contractor or remodelers 
license prior to the effective date of sections 1 to 6 may apply 
to the commissioner for a manufactured home installers license 
in lieu of that license.  The application must include the 
appropriate bond in the amount specified in Minnesota Statutes, 
section 326.841.  The commissioner shall issue that applicant a 
manufactured home installers license on the same basis as any of 
the amended licenses.  The applicant must complete the 
examination as specified in Minnesota Statutes, section 326.841, 
by April 1, 1994. 
    Sec. 7.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
    Sections 1 to 6 are effective the day after final enactment.
    Presented to the governor March 25, 1993 
    Signed by the governor March 26, 1993, 2:15 p.m.