An Act concerning certain thermal efficiency standards; amending K.S.A. 66-1227 and
66-1228 and repealing the existing sections.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:

      Section  1. K.S.A. 66-1227 is hereby amended to read as follows: 66-
1227. (a) The American Society of Heating and Air Conditioning Engi-
neers/Illuminating Society of North America 1989 90-1 Standard or Code
(ASHRAE/IES 90.1-89) International Energy Conservation Code 2003
(IECC 2003) is hereby adopted as the applicable thermal efficiency stan-
dard for new commercial and industrial structures in this state.

      (b) The state corporation commission has no authority to adopt or
enforce energy efficiency standards for residential, commercial or indus-
trial structures.

      (c) Nothing in this section shall be construed to preclude a city or
county from adopting or enforcing thermal efficiency standards for struc-
tures within the jurisdiction of such city or county.

      Sec.  2. K.S.A. 66-1228 is hereby amended to read as follows: 66-
1228. (a) Except as provided by subsection (b), the person building or
selling a previously unoccupied new residential structure shall disclose to
the buyer the buyer or a prospective buyer, upon request or prior to
closing, information regarding the thermal efficiency of the structure on
a form prepared and disseminated by the state corporation commission,
which form shall be substantially as follows:

      This residence (mark one of the following):

      ____ 1. Has been built to meet the energy efficiency standards of the Model Energy
Code of 1993 International Energy Conservation Code 2003.

      ____ 2. Has received a Home Energy Rating score of 80 or greater when performed in
accordance with the Mortgage Industry National Home Energy Rating System Accreditation
Standard (June 15, 2002) by a rater certified and listed by the Residential Energy Services
Network (RESNET).

      ____ 2. 3. Has been built to include the following energy efficiency elements:

(1) Insulation values (R-value of insulation installed) for each of the following:

        Ceiling with attic above R-value ____

        Cathedral ceiling R-value ____

        Opaque walls R-value ____

        Floors over unheated spaces R-value ____

        Floors over outside air R-value ____

         Foundation type:

          Slab-on-grade ____

          Crawlspace ____

          Basement and percent of basement walls underground ____

(2) Thermal properties of windows and doors for each of the following:

        Entry door(s) R-value ____

        Sliding door(s) R-value ____

        Other exterior doors R-value ____

        Garage to house door R-value ____

        Window U-value (determined from NFRC rating label or default table) ____

(3) HVAC equipment efficiency levels:

        Heating systems:

         Gas fired forced air furnace AFUE rating ____

         Electric heat pump HSPF rating ____

        Air conditioning systems:

         Electric unit SEER rating ____

         Electric heat pump EER rating ____

         Ground source heat pump EER rating ____

         Duct insulation levels: Insulation R-value of ducts outside envelope ____


         Manual control type ____

         Automatic set-back type ____

(4) Water heating efficiency levels:

         Water heater fuel type ____

         Water heater capacity ____

         NAECA energy factor ____''

      (b) If a structure is subject to both the national manufactured housing
construction and safety standards act (42 U.S.C. 5403) and the federal
trade commission regulation on labeling and advertising of home insula-
tion, 16 CFR section 460.16, both as in effect on the effective date of this
act, the builder or seller may disclose, instead of the information required
by subsection (a), the information regarding such structure that is re-
quired to be disclosed pursuant to such federal act and regulation.

 Sec.  3. K.S.A. 66-1227 and 66-1228 are hereby repealed.

 Sec.  4. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
publication in the statute book.

Approved April 16, 2003.