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HF 603

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 01/31/2019 02:24pm

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to higher education; requesting the University of Minnesota conduct a
review of research related to exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances;
requiring a report; appropriating money.

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

Section 1. new text beginREVIEW OF RESEARCH RELATED TO PFAS EXPOSURE.
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new text begin The University of Minnesota is requested to conduct a review of the health issues
potentially related to exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances and submit a report
on its findings by January 15, 2020, to the chairs and ranking minority members of the
house of representatives and senate committees with jurisdiction over health policy and
finance. The scope of the review and report must include:
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new text begin (1) an in-depth review of health studies and health assessments conducted by the
Department of Health and other institutions that were used to develop the health
recommendations from the Department of Health;
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new text begin (2) an in-depth review of the methodology and data sources that the Department of
Health had available for its assessments and the conclusions drawn from those assessments;
new text end

new text begin (3) listening sessions with community members and key stakeholders to understand their
concerns, perception of risk, and understanding of public health information;
new text end

new text begin (4) identification of additional scientifically warranted analyses that could use the
available data to create a more complete picture of exposure and health risks to community
members;
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new text begin (5) review of evidence of other potentially exposed populations in Minnesota; and
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new text begin (6) identification of priorities for scientifically sound research and public health
assessments to advance the understanding of the nature of the risk of per- and polyfluoroalkyl
substances, including the development of preliminary protocols and cost estimates to achieve
up to five of these top priorities.
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Sec. 2. new text beginAPPROPRIATION.
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new text begin $315,000 in fiscal year 2020 is appropriated from the general fund to the Board of
Regents of the University of Minnesota for the review and report requested under section
1.
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