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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 816B.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 816B.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 816B.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.
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