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HF 2972

as introduced - 88th Legislature (2013 - 2014) Posted on 03/27/2014 03:25pm

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

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Introduction Posted on 03/12/2014

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A bill for an act
relating to public safety; appropriating funds from the fire safety account;
authorizing the fire service advisory committee to continue indefinitely;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 299F.012, subdivisions 1, 2.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 299F.012, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Authorized programs within department.

From the revenues
appropriated from the fire safety account, established under section 297I.06, subdivision
3, the commissioner of public safety may expend funds for the activities and programs
identified by the advisory committee established under subdivision 2 and recommended
to the commissioner of public safety. new text beginThe commissioner shall not expend funds without
the recommendation of the advisory committee established under subdivision 2.
new text endThe
commissioner shall not expend funds without the recommendation of the advisory
committee established under subdivision 2. These funds are to be used to provide
resources needed for identified activities and programs of the Minnesota fire service and to
ensure the State Fire Marshal Division responsibilities are fulfilled.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 299F.012, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Fire Service Advisory Committee.

new text begin(a) new text endThe Fire Service Advisory
Committee shall provide recommendations to the commissioner of public safety on
fire service-related issues and shall consist of representatives of each of the following
organizations: two appointed by the president of the Minnesota State Fire Chiefs
Association, two appointed by the president of the Minnesota State Fire Department
Association, two appointed by the president of the Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters,
two appointed by the president of the League of Minnesota Cities, one appointed by the
president of the Minnesota Association of Townships, one appointed by the president
of the Insurance Federation of Minnesota, one appointed jointly by the presidents of
the Minnesota Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators and the
Fire Marshals Association of Minnesota, and the commissioner of public safety or the
commissioner's designee. The commissioner of public safety must ensure that at least
three of the members of the advisory committee work and reside in counties outside of the
seven-county metropolitan area. The committee shall provide funding recommendations
to the commissioner of public safety from the fire safety fund for the following purposes:

(1) for the Minnesota Board of Firefighter Training and Education;

(2) for programs and staffing for the State Fire Marshal Division; and

(3) for fire-related regional response team programs and any other fire service
programs that have the potential for statewide impact.

new text begin (b) The committee under paragraph (a) does not expire.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginFIRE SAFETY ACCOUNT; SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION.
new text end

new text begin $1,300,000 in fiscal year 2014 is appropriated from the fire safety account in the
special revenue fund to the commissioner of public safety for activities and programs
under Minnesota Statutes, section 299F.012. This is a onetime appropriation. By January
15, 2015, the commissioner shall report to the chairs and ranking minority members of
the legislative committees with jurisdiction over the fire safety account regarding the
balances and uses of the account.
new text end