299F.012 FIRE SAFETY ACCOUNT.
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. The 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.
Subd. 2. Fire Service Advisory Committee.
The 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.
Subd. 3. Report; accounting; carryover.
The commissioner of public safety shall, by
December 1 of each year, (1) provide an accounting of how the funds in the fire safety account
were spent in the preceding fiscal year and (2) report any funds not spent in a fiscal year to the
chairs of the committees of the house of representatives and the senate having jurisdiction over
public safety finance. Money in the account does not cancel but remains available for expenditures
for the programs identified in subdivisions 1 and 2.
History: 2006 c 217 s 3
NOTE: This section, as added by Laws 2006, chapter 217, section 3, is effective July 1, 2007,
and applies to policies written or renewed on or after that date. Laws 2006, chapter 217, section 5.