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    Subdivision 1. Scope. For the purposes of sections 16B.59 to 16B.75, the terms defined in
this section have the meanings given them.
    Subd. 2. City. "City" means a home rule charter or statutory city.
    Subd. 3. Municipality. "Municipality" means a city, county, or town, the University of
Minnesota, or the state for public buildings and state licensed facilities.
    Subd. 4. Code. "Code" means the State Building Code adopted by the commissioner of labor
and industry in consultation with each industry board and the Construction Codes Advisory
Council in accordance with sections 16B.59 to 16B.75.
    Subd. 5. Agricultural building. "Agricultural building" means a structure on agricultural
land as defined in section 273.13, subdivision 23, designed, constructed, and used to house
farm implements, livestock, or agricultural produce or products used by the owner, lessee, and
sublessee of the building and members of their immediate families, their employees, and persons
engaged in the pickup or delivery of agricultural produce or products.
    Subd. 6. Public building. "Public building" means a building and its grounds the cost of
which is paid for by the state or a state agency regardless of its cost, and a school district building
project the cost of which is $100,000 or more.
    Subd. 7. Person with a disability. "Person with a disability" or "persons with disabilities"
includes people who have a vision disability, a hearing disability, a disability of coordination,
a disability of aging, or any other disability that significantly reduces mobility, flexibility,
coordination, or perceptiveness.
    Subd. 8. Remodeling. "Remodeling" means deliberate reconstruction of an existing public
building in whole or in part in order to bring it into conformity with present uses of the structure
and to which other rules on the upgrading of health and safety provisions are applicable.
    Subd. 9. Historic building. "Historic building" means a state-owned building that is on the
National Register of Historic Places.
    Subd. 10. Equivalent protection. "Equivalent protection" means a measure other than
a code requirement that provides essentially the same protection that would be provided by
a code requirement.
    Subd. 11. State licensed facility. "State licensed facility" means a building and its grounds
that are licensed by the state as a hospital, nursing home, supervised living facility, free-standing
outpatient surgical center, correctional facility, boarding care home, or residential hospice.
    Subd. 12. Designate. "Designate" means the formal designation by a municipality's
administrative authority of a certified building official accepting responsibility for code
    Subd. 13. Administrative authority. "Administrative authority" means a municipality's
governing body or their assigned administrative authority.
History: 1984 c 544 s 65; 1Sp1985 c 14 art 4 s 3; 1987 c 387 s 1,2; 1989 c 329 art 5 s 1;
1990 c 458 s 1; 1990 c 572 s 10,11; 1994 c 634 art 2 s 1,2; 1995 c 254 art 2 s 2,3; 1Sp2001 c 10
art 2 s 26-28; 2005 c 56 s 1; 2007 c 140 art 4 s 2-5

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