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HF 431

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/07/2019 04:21pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to education; fire safety; authorizing alternative fire drills for schools and
educational institutions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 299F.30,
subdivisions 1, 2.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 299F.30, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Duties of fire marshal.

Consistent with sections 121A.035, 121A.037,
and this section, it deleted text beginshall bedeleted text endnew text begin isnew text end the duty of the state fire marshal, deputies and assistants, to
require public and private schools and educational institutions to have at least five fire drills
each school yearnew text begin, including at least one drill as provided under subdivision 2, paragraph
(a),
new text end and to keep all doors and exits unlocked from the inside of the building during school
hours.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 299F.30, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Fire drill.

new text begin(a) new text endEach superintendent, principal, or other person in charge of a
public or private school, educational institution, children's home or orphanage housing 20
or more students or other persons, deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end instruct and train such students or other persons
to quickly and expeditiously quit the premises in case of fire or other emergency by means
of drills or rapid dismissals while such school, institution, home, or orphanage is in operation.

new text begin (b) In addition to the drills required under paragraph (a), a public or private school or
educational institution may implement an alternative fire drill that does not require students
or other persons to quit the premises. A school or educational institution choosing to develop
and implement nonevacuating fire drill protocols must work in partnership with the local
fire chief or the fire chief's designee and chief law enforcement officers or their designee.
new text end

new text begin (c)new text end Records of deleted text beginsuchdeleted text endnew text begin firenew text end drills deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end be posted so that such records are available for
review by the state fire marshal at all times and deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end include the new text begintype of drill conducted,
nonevacuation or evacuation, and
new text enddrill date and the time required to evacuate the buildingnew text begin,
if the drill required an evacuation
new text end.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end