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HF 2778

as introduced - 87th Legislature (2011 - 2012) Posted on 03/12/2012 01:52pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to education finance; making federally mandated radio communications
updates eligible for health and safety revenue; amending Minnesota Statutes
2011 Supplement, section 123B.57, subdivision 6.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2011 Supplement, section 123B.57, subdivision 6, is
amended to read:

Subd. 6.

Uses of health and safety revenue.

Health and safety revenue may be
used only for approved expenditures necessary for the correction of fire and life safety
hazards; design, purchase, installation, maintenance, and inspection of fire protection and
alarm equipment; purchase or construction of appropriate facilities for the storage of
combustible and flammable materials; inventories and facility modifications not related
to a remodeling project to comply with lab safety requirements under section 121A.31;
inspection, testing, repair, removal or encapsulation, and disposal of asbestos-containing
building materials; cleanup and disposal of polychlorinated biphenyls; cleanup and
disposal of hazardous and infectious wastes; cleanup, removal, disposal, and repairs
related to storing heating fuel or transportation fuels such as alcohol, gasoline, fuel oil,
and special fuel, as defined in section 296A.01; correction of occupational safety and
health administration regulated hazards; indoor air quality inspections, investigations, and
testing; mold abatement; upgrades or replacement of mechanical ventilation systems
to meet American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers
standards and State Mechanical Code; design, materials, and installation of local exhaust
ventilation systems, including required make-up air for controlling regulated hazardous
substances; correction of Department of Health Food Code violations; correction of
swimming pool hazards excluding depth correction; playground safety inspections,
repair of unsafe outdoor playground equipment, and the installation of impact surfacing
materials; bleacher repair or rebuilding to comply with the order of a building code
inspector under section 326B.112; testing and mitigation of elevated radon hazards; lead
testing; copper in water testing; cleanup after major weather-related disasters or flooding;
reduction of excessive organic and inorganic levels in wells and capping of abandoned
wells; installation and testing of boiler backflow valves to prevent contamination of
potable water; vaccinations, titers, and preventative supplies for bloodborne pathogen
compliance; costs to comply with the Janet B. Johnson Parents' Right to Know Act;
automated external defibrillators and other emergency plan equipment and supplies
specific to the district's emergency action plan; new text beginpupil transportation radio communications
equipment upgrades required by federal law;
new text endand health, safety, and environmental
management costs associated with implementing the district's health and safety program
including costs to establish and operate safety committees, in school buildings or property
owned or being acquired by the district. Testing and calibration activities are permitted for
existing mechanical ventilation systems at intervals no less than every five years.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for revenue for fiscal years 2014
and later.
new text end