2013 WISCONSIN ACT 23
An Act to amend 101.62 and 101.63 (5); and to create 101.62 (4) and 101.63 (10) of the statutes; relating to: review of the one- and two-family dwelling code by the department and reports by the Dwelling Code Council on the one- and two-family dwelling code.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
101.62 of the statutes is amended to read:
101.62 (1) The dwelling code council shall review the standards and rules for one- and 2-family dwelling construction and recommend a uniform dwelling code for adoption by the department which shall include rules providing for the conservation of energy in the construction and maintenance of dwellings and for costs of specific code provisions to home buyers to be related to the benefits derived from such provisions.
(2) The dwelling code council shall study the need for and availability of one-family one- and 2-family dwellings that are accessible to persons with disabilities, as defined in s. 106.50 (1m) (g), and shall make recommendations to the department for any changes to the uniform dwelling code that may be needed to ensure an adequate supply of one-family one- and 2-family dwellings. Upon its own initiative or at the request of the department, the
(3) The dwelling code council shall consider and make recommendations to the department pertaining to rules and any other matters related to this subchapter. The dwelling code council shall recommend variances for different climate and soil conditions throughout the state.
101.62 (4) of the statutes is created to read:
101.62 (4) The dwelling code council shall prepare a report that consists of the review required under sub. (1) and the recommendations required under sub. (3) once every 6 years. The council shall complete the first report no later than 365 days after the effective date of this subsection .... [LRB inserts date].
101.63 (5) of the statutes is amended to read:
101.63 (5) Biennially review Review the rules adopted under this subchapter once every 3 years.
101.63 (10) of the statutes is created to read:
101.63 (10) Assist the dwelling code council in preparing the report as required under s. 101.62 (4).