House Bill No. 2173
An Act concerning political subdivisions of the state; relating to building codes or similar rules; providing that such provisions shall not prohibit refrigerants approved for use under federal law.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
Section 1. (a) No building code, ordinance, resolution, regulation or rule of any political subdivision of the state shall prohibit or limit the use of refrigerants that are approved and listed for use under 42 U.S.C. § 7671k or the regulations promulgated thereunder, if any equipment containing such refrigerant is used and installed in accordance with the provisions of 42 U.S.C. § 7671k or the regulations promulgated thereunder, including any safety standards or use conditions. Any part of any building code, ordinance, resolution, regulation or rule of any political subdivision of the state that violates this section shall be null and void.
(b) For purposes of this section, “political subdivision of the state” means any state agency, authority, board, county, city, unified government or any other political or taxing subdivision of the state of Kansas, or an administrative unit thereof, with authority to regulate the use of refrigerants.
Sec. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its publication in the Kansas register.
Approved April 19, 2023.
Published in the Kansas Register April 27, 2023.