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HF 3989

as introduced - 93rd Legislature (2023 - 2024) Posted on 03/25/2024 03:44pm

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to consumer protection; making changes to flame resistant public assembly
tents and sleeping bags; amending Minnesota Statutes 2022, sections 325F.03;
325F.04; 325F.05.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 325F.03, is amended to read:


No person, firm or corporation shall establish, maintain or operate any circus, side show,
carnival, tent show, theater, skating rink, dance hall, or a similar exhibition, production,
engagement or offering or other place of assemblage in or under which deleted text begin tendeleted text end new text begin 15new text end or more
persons may gather for any lawful purpose in any tent, awning or other fabric enclosure
unless such tent, awning or other fabric enclosure, and all auxiliary tents, curtains, drops,
awnings and all decorative materials, are made from a nonflammable material or are treated
and maintained in a flame resistant condition. This section deleted text begin shalldeleted text end new text begin doesnew text end not apply to tentsnew text begin
designed or manufactured for camping, backpacking, mountaineering, or children's play;
new text end used to conduct committal services on the grounds of a cemeterydeleted text begin ,deleted text end new text begin ;new text end nor to tents, awnings
or other fabric enclosures erected and used within a sound stage, or other similar structural
enclosure which is equipped with an overhead automatic sprinkler system.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 325F.04, is amended to read:

325F.04 FLAME RESISTANT TENTS deleted text begin AND SLEEPING BAGSdeleted text end .

No person, firmnew text begin ,new text end or corporation may sell or offer for sale or manufacture for sale in this
state any tentnew text begin subject to section 325F.03new text end unless all fabrics or pliable materials in the tent
are durably flame resistant. deleted text begin No person, firm or corporation may sell or offer for sale or
manufacture for sale in this state any sleeping bag unless it meets the standards of the
commissioner of public safety for flame resistancy.
deleted text end Tents deleted text begin and sleeping bagsdeleted text end new text begin subject to
section 325F.03
new text end shall be conspicuously labeled as being durably flame resistant.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 325F.05, is amended to read:

325F.05 RULES.

The commissioner of public safety shall act so as to have effective rules concerning
standards for deleted text begin nonflammable, flame resistant anddeleted text end durably new text begin flame new text end resistant materials and for
labeling requirements deleted text begin by January 1, 1976deleted text end new text begin under sections 325F.03 and 325F.04new text end . In order to
comply with sections 325F.03 and 325F.04 all materials and labels must comply with the
rules adopted by the commissioner. The commissioner has general rulemaking power to
otherwise implement sections 325F.03 to 325F.07.