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SB 289: "An Act relating to home energy conservation and weatherization for purposes of certain programs of the Alaska Housing and Finance Corporation."

00                             SENATE BILL NO. 289                                                                         
01 "An Act relating to home energy conservation and weatherization for purposes of                                         
02 certain programs of the Alaska Housing and Finance Corporation."                                                        
03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                                
04    * Section 1. AS 18.56.096(c) is amended to read:                                                                   
05            (c)  The corporation may not make, participate in the making of, purchase, or                                
06       participate in the purchase of a loan for a residential building if construction of the                           
07       building began after December 31, 1991, unless the building complies with the                                     
08       thermal and lighting energy standards required by AS 46.11.040. The corporation                                   
09                 (1)  may adopt regulations to implement this subsection; and                                            
10                 (2)  shall, by regulation, establish                                                                    
11                      (A)  procedures by which the person responsible for the                                            
12            construction of the building may demonstrate that the building complies with                                 
13            the thermal and lighting energy standards, including                                                         
14                           (i)  self-certification, if the contractor responsible for the                                
01                 building construction provides satisfactory evidence that the contractor                                
02                 has completed a training program that [OF THE ALASKA                                                
03                 CRAFTSMAN HOME PROGRAM OR EQUIVALENT TRAINING                                                           
04                 PROGRAM AND THE TRAINING PROGRAM] is satisfactory to the                                                
05                 corporation;                                                                                            
06                           (ii)  submission of the certificate of a registered                                           
07                 architect, registered engineer, or a building inspector, and the architect,                             
08                 engineer, or building inspector has completed a training program that                               
09                 [OF THE ALASKA CRAFTSMAN HOME PROGRAM OR                                                                
10                 EQUIVALENT TRAINING PROGRAM AND THE TRAINING                                                            
11                 PROGRAM] is satisfactory to the corporation;                                                            
12                           (iii)  submission of the certificate of occupancy issued                                      
13                 by the municipality in which the building is located, if the certificate is                             
14                 issued by a municipality in which the municipal building code meets or                                  
15                 exceeds the thermal and lighting energy standards, as determined by the                                 
16                 corporation;                                                                                            
17                           (iv)  another method approved by the corporation in                                           
18                 regulations adopted by the corporation; and                                                             
19                      (B)  criteria by which the energy conservation standards may be                                    
20            met; for purposes of this subparagraph, the residential building complies with                               
21            the energy standards if the residence has received a rating under a home                                 
22            energy rating system adopted by the corporation that [THE RATING                                         
23            SYSTEM DEVELOPED BY ENERGY RATED HOMES OF ALASKA IF],                                                        
24            in the judgment of the corporation, [THE RATING] meets or exceeds the                                        
25            thermal energy standards required by AS 46.11.040.                                                           
26    * Sec. 2. AS 18.56.410(c) is amended to read:                                                                      
27            (c)  The corporation shall adopt guidelines and procedures for the fund                                      
28       [AFTER CONSULTATION WITH THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE                                                            
29       ALASKA CRAFTSMAN HOME PROGRAM].                                                                                   
30    * Sec. 3. AS 18.56.850(a) is amended to read:                                                                      
31            (a)  The corporation shall plan, study, implement, and assist programs for                                   
01       home energy conservation and weatherization including, without limitation, the                                    
02                 (1)  [ALASKA CRAFTSMAN HOME PROGRAM;                                                                    
03                 (2)  ENERGY RATED HOMES OF ALASKA PROGRAM;                                                              
04                 (3)]  home energy loan program;                                                                         
05                 (2) [(4)]  rural capital retrofit program; and                                                      
06                 (3)  energy efficiency and [(5) LOW INCOME] weatherization                                          
07       program.