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SF 2374

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/14/2019 08:38am

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

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A bill for an act
relating to health; modifying renovation and lead hazard reduction provision;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 144.9501, subdivisions 17, 26a, 26b;
144.9505, subdivision 1h.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 144.9501, subdivision 17, is amended to read:


Subd. 17.

Lead hazard reduction.

new text begin(a) new text end"Lead hazard reduction" means abatementnew text begin, swab
team services,
new text end or interim controls undertaken to make a residence, child care facility, school,
or playground lead-safe by complying with the lead standards and methods adopted under
section 144.9508.

new text begin (b) Lead hazard reduction work does not include renovation activity that is undertaken
to remodel, repair, or restore a given structure or dwelling rather than abate or control
lead-based paint hazards.
new text end

new text begin (c) Lead hazard reduction work does not include activities that disturb painted surfaces
that total:
new text end

new text begin (1) 20 square feet (two square meters) or less on exterior surfaces; or
new text end

new text begin (2) two square feet (0.2 square meters) or less in an interior room.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 144.9501, subdivision 26a, is amended to read:


Subd. 26a.

Regulated lead work.

(a) "Regulated lead work" deleted text beginmeansdeleted text endnew text begin includesnew text end:

(1) abatement;

(2) interim controls;

(3) a clearance inspection;

(4) a lead hazard screen;

(5) a lead inspection;

(6) a lead risk assessment;

(7) lead project designer services;

(8) lead sampling technician services;

(9) swab team services;

(10) renovation deleted text beginactivitiesdeleted text end; deleted text beginor
deleted text end

new text begin (11) lead hazard reduction; or
new text end

deleted text begin (11)deleted text endnew text begin (12)new text end activities performed to comply with lead orders issued by deleted text begina community health
board
deleted text endnew text begin an assessing agencynew text end.

(b) Regulated lead work does not include deleted text beginabatement, interim controls, swab team services,
or
deleted text end renovation activities that disturb painted surfaces that total no more than:

(1) 20 square feet (two square meters) on exterior surfaces; or

(2) six square feet (0.6 square meters) in an interior room.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 144.9501, subdivision 26b, is amended to read:


Subd. 26b.

Renovation.

new text begin(a) new text end"Renovation" means the modification of any pre-1978
affected property that results in the disturbance of known or presumed lead-containing
painted surfaces defined under section 144.9508, unless that activity is performed as lead
hazard reduction. A renovation performed for the purpose of converting a building or part
of a building into an affected property is a renovation under this subdivision.

new text begin (b) Renovation does not include activities that disturb painted surfaces that total:
new text end

new text begin (1) 20 square feet (two square meters) or less on exterior surfaces; or
new text end

new text begin (2) six square feet (0.6 square meters) or less in an interior room.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 144.9505, subdivision 1h, is amended to read:


Subd. 1h.

Certified renovation firm.

A person who deleted text beginemploys individuals to performdeleted text endnew text begin
performs
new text end renovation deleted text beginactivities outside of the person's propertydeleted text end must obtain certification as
a renovation firm. The certificate must be in writing, contain an expiration date, be signed
by the commissioner, and give the name and address of the person to whom it is issued. A
renovation firm certificate is valid for two years. The certification fee is $100, is
nonrefundable, and must be submitted with each application. The renovation firm certificate
or a copy of the certificate must be readily available at the worksite for review by the
contracting entity, the commissioner, and other public health officials charged with the
health, safety, and welfare of the state's citizens.