When the commissioner exercises authority for enforcement, the provisions of sections 144.9501 to 144.9512 shall be enforced under the provisions of sections 144.989 to 144.993. Community health boards shall enforce a lead order issued under section 144.9504 under a local ordinance or as a public health nuisance under chapter 145A.
A person who discriminates against or otherwise sanctions an employee who complains to or cooperates with the assessing agency in administering sections 144.9501 to 144.9512 is guilty of a petty misdemeanor.
The commissioner shall examine compliance with Minnesota's existing lead standards and rules and report to the legislature biennially, beginning February 15, 1997, including an evaluation of current lead program activities by the state and community health boards, the need for any additional enforcement procedures, recommendations on developing a method to enforce compliance with lead standards, and cost estimates for any proposed enforcement procedure. The report shall also include a summary of lead surveillance data collected by the commissioner.