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                            CHAPTER 297-S.F.No. 2691 
                  An act relating to the State Building Code; 
                  transferring authority to develop the energy portions 
                  of the building code from the commissioner of public 
                  service to the commissioner of administration; 
                  amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 16B.61, 
                  subdivision 6; 216C.20, subdivision 1; and 216C.27, 
                  subdivision 8; repealing Minnesota Statutes 1998, 
                  section 216C.195, subdivisions 2 and 3; Minnesota 
                  Statutes 1999 Supplement, sections 216C.19, 
                  subdivision 8; and 216C.195, subdivision 1. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 16B.61, 
        subdivision 6, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 6.  [ENERGY EFFICIENCY.] The code must provide for 
        building new low-income housing in accordance with energy 
        efficiency standards adopted under section 216C.19, subdivision 
        8 16B.61, subdivision 1.  For purposes of this subdivision, 
        low-income housing means residential housing built for 
        low-income persons and families under a program of a housing and 
        redevelopment authority, the Minnesota housing finance agency, 
        or another entity receiving money from the state to construct 
        such housing. 
           Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 216C.20, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [APPLICABILITY.] The rules concerning heat 
        loss, illumination, and climate control standards adopted 
        pursuant to section 216C.19, subdivision 8 16B.61, subdivision 
        1, shall include standards for all existing buildings heated by 
        oil, coal, gas, or electric units which are owned by the state, 
        the university of Minnesota, any city, any county, or any school 
        district.  Compliance with standards adopted pursuant to this 
        section shall not be mandatory for buildings owned by any city, 
        county or school district, except as otherwise provided by this 
        section. 
           Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 216C.27, 
        subdivision 8, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 8.  [SEPARATE METERING FOR ELECTRIC SERVICE.] The 
        standards concerning heat loss, illumination, and climate 
        control adopted pursuant to section 216C.19, subdivision 8 
        16B.61, subdivision 1, shall require that electrical service to 
        individual dwelling units in buildings containing two or more 
        units be separately metered, with individual metering readily 
        accessible to the individual occupants.  The standards 
        authorized by this subdivision shall only apply to buildings 
        constructed after the effective date of the amended standards.  
        Buildings intended for occupancy primarily by persons who are 62 
        years of age or older or handicapped, or which contain a 
        majority of units not equipped with complete kitchen facilities, 
        shall be exempt from the provisions of this subdivision. 
           Sec. 4.  [TRANSFER.] 
           Development of the energy portion of the State Building 
        Code is transferred from the commissioner of public service to 
        the commissioner of administration in accordance with Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 15.039.  Responsibilities transferred under 
        this section include all statutory responsibilities of the 
        commissioner of public service for developing the energy portion 
        of the State Building Code.  In the case that responsibilities 
        for developing the energy portion of the State Building Code 
        have been delegated to the commissioner of commerce on or before 
        the effective date of this act as a result of the commissioner 
        of administration's reorganization order number 181, development 
        of the energy code is transferred from the commissioner of 
        commerce to the commissioner of administration. 
           Sec. 5.  [REPEALER.] 
           Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 216C.195, subdivisions 2 
        and 3; and Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, sections 216C.19, 
        subdivision 8; and 216C.195, subdivision 1, are repealed. 
           Sec. 6.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
           Sections 1 to 5 are effective July 1, 2000. 
           Presented to the governor March 24, 2000 
           Signed by the governor March 28, 2000, 2:39 p.m.