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SF 2987

1st Engrossment - 85th Legislature (2007 - 2008) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

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underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - 1st Engrossment

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A bill for an act
relating to transportation; requiring the commissioner to report on methods for
determining product efficacy and safety.

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

Section 1. new text beginEFFICACY AND SAFETY STANDARDS FOR CONSTRUCTION
MATERIALS.
new text end

new text begin By February 1, 2009, the commissioner of transportation shall report to the chairs
and ranking minority members of the senate and house of representatives committees with
jurisdiction over transportation policy and finance on the policies and procedures used by
the department to determine and ensure the efficacy and safety of products and materials
used in treated wood projects. The report must:
new text end

new text begin (1) address the extent to which the department relies on standards developers
accredited by the American National Standards Institute;
new text end

new text begin (2) describe alternative procedures used to determine product performance; and
new text end

new text begin (3) consider changes to improve the system for determining that products and
materials are effective and safe for intended use in construction projects.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner shall provide opportunities for vendors, manufacturers, and other
interested persons to provide input to the report.
new text end