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    Notwithstanding section 16B.617, the commissioner, in consultation with the Construction
Codes Advisory Council, shall explore and review the availability and appropriateness of any
model energy codes related to the construction of single one- and two-family residential buildings.
In consultation with the council, the commissioner shall take steps to adopt the chosen code with
all necessary and appropriate amendments.
    The commissioner may not adopt all or part of a model energy code relating to the
construction of residential buildings without research and analysis that addresses, at a minimum,
air quality, building durability, moisture, enforcement, enforceability cost benefit, and liability.
The research and analysis must be completed in cooperation with practitioners in residential
construction and building science and an affirmative recommendation by the Construction
Codes Advisory Council.
History: 2002 c 317 s 3; 2007 c 140 art 4 s 9