as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/28/2019 08:10am
A bill for an act
relating to education; health; requiring school districts to conduct radon testing;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 123B.571.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 123B.571, is amended to read:
The commissioners of health and education deleted text beginmaydeleted text endnew text beginnew text end
jointly develop a plan to deleted text beginencouragedeleted text endnew text beginnew text end school districts to accurately and efficiently test
for the presence of radon in public school buildings serving students in kindergarten through
grade 12. new text beginnew text endTo the extent
possible, the commissioners shall base the plan on the standards established by the United
States Environmental Protection Agency.
A school district deleted text beginmaydeleted text endnew text beginnew text end include radon testing as a part of
its ten-year facility plan under section 123B.595, subdivision 4. deleted text beginIf a school district receives
authority to use long-term facilities maintenance revenue to conduct radon testing,deleted text end The
district shall conduct the testing according to the radon testing plan developed by the
commissioners of health and education.
A school district that has tested its school buildings for the presence
of radon deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text beginnew text end report the results of its tests to the Department of Health in a form and
manner prescribed by the commissioner of healthnew text beginnew text end. A school district that has
tested for the presence of radon deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text beginnew text end also report the results of its testing at a school
board meeting.new text beginnew text end
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