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SF 1798

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/15/2019 09:38am

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

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A bill for an act
relating to housing; creating the lead safe homes grant program; appropriating
money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 462A.

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

Section 1.

new text begin [462A.2095] LEAD SAFE HOMES GRANT PROGRAM.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Establishment. new text end

new text begin The Housing Finance Agency shall establish a lead safe
homes grant program to provide grants to increase lead testing and make residential rental
units lead safe. The initial pilot program shall provide one grant to a project serving an area
in the seven-county metropolitan area and one grant to a project serving an area outside the
seven-county metropolitan area with a priority for targeting grant resources to landlords
and tenants where there are high concentrations of lead poisoning in children based on
information provided by the commissioner of health.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Eligibility. new text end

new text begin (a) Eligible grantees must be a nonprofit or political subdivision
capable of providing funding and services to a defined geographic area. The grant programs
receiving funding under this section must provide lead risk assessments completed by a
lead inspector or a lead risk assessor licensed by the commissioner of health pursuant to
section 144.9505 for properties built before 1978 to determine the presence of lead hazards
and to provide interim controls to reduce lead health hazards. The grant program must
provide funding for testing and lead hazard reduction to:
new text end

new text begin (1) landlords of residential buildings with 11 units or less where the tenant's income
does not exceed 60 percent of area median income;
new text end

new text begin (2) landlords of residential buildings with 12 units or more where at least 50 percent of
the tenants are below 60 percent of the median income; and
new text end

new text begin (3) to a tenant with an income that does not exceed 60 percent of area median income.
new text end

new text begin (b) A landlord or tenant must first access other available state and federal funding related
to lead testing and lead hazard reduction for which they are eligible.
new text end

new text begin (c) Up to ten percent of a grant award to a nonprofit or political subdivision may be used
to administer the grant and provide education and outreach about lead health hazards.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Short title. new text end

new text begin This section shall be known as the "Dustin Luke Shields Act."
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginAPPROPRIATION; LEAD SAFE HOMES GRANT PROGRAM.
new text end

new text begin $1,000,000 in fiscal year 2020 and $1,000,000 in fiscal year 2021 are appropriated to
the commissioner of the Housing Finance Agency for pilot program grants under the lead
safe homes grant program under Minnesota Statutes, section 462A.2095.
new text end