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Legislative Update—Safety Related Bills

This Legislative Update provides a summary of selected safety-related bills from the 2017-2018 Regular Session. You can track outcomes on the Legislature's web site.

February 21, 2017
SF 1191
HF 1395
A bill for an act relating to commerce; authorizing limited personal use of fireworks; requiring an affidavit of safety guidelines; providing for criminal penalties; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 624. Referred to the Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety Finance and Policy.
February 20, 2017
HF 1465 A bill for an act relating to transportation; providing for railroad oil and hazardous materials emergency preparedness; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 13.6905, by adding a subdivision; 13.7411, by adding a subdivision; 115E.042; 219.015; 299A.55; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 219.
The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Transportation and Regional Governance Policy.
February 16, 2017
HF 1383
SF 1032
A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying the definition of traumatic brain injury for the state traumatic brain injury program; appropriating money for programs related to reducing fetal alcohol syndrome and related effects; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 256B.093, subdivision 4.
The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Reform.
SF 1057 A bill for an act relating to natural resources; modifying youth all-terrain vehicle operation restrictions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 84.9256, subdivision 1.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Legacy Finance.
February 13, 2017
HF 1180 A bill for an act relating to transportation; prohibiting certain use of cellular phones while driving; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 169.011, subdivision 94; 169.475.
The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Transportation and Regional Governance Policy.
February 9, 2017
SF 837 A bill for an act relating to transportation; prohibiting certain use of cellular phones while driving; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 169.011, subdivision 94; 169.475.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance and Policy.
HF 949 A bill for an act relating to public safety; authorizing issuance of citations for certain work zone violations; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 169.06, subdivision 4a.
The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Transportation and Regional Governance Policy.
February 6, 2017
SF 667 A bill for an act relating to public safety; modifying admissibility of seat belt use for evidentiary purposes; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 169.685, subdivision 4.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety Finance and Policy.
February 2, 2017
SF 579
HF 681
A bill for an act relating to labor and industry; prohibiting mandatory fire sprinkler installation; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 299F.01, by adding a subdivision.
Referred to the Committee on Jobs and Economic Growth Finance and Policy.
January 30, 2017
SF 447 A bill for an act relating to health; lowering the blood lead level that constitutes an elevated blood lead level in the Lead Poisoning Prevention Act; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 144.9501, subdivision 9.
Referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance and Policy.
January 26, 2017
HF 499 A bill for an act relating to public safety; establishing an urban bicycle lane use permit and a bicycle safety education program; imposing a fee; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 169.222, subdivision 4, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 171.
The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Transportation and Regional Governance Policy.
HF 491
SF 350
A bill for an act relating to health; amending the Lead Poisoning Prevention Act; amending landlord requirements for renting residential property; creating the Dustin Luke Shields Act; amending radon and lead disclosure requirements; providing a property tax benefit for lead hazard reductions; providing a civil cause of action; appropriating money for lead and healthy homes grants; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 144.9501, subdivision 2; 504B.001, subdivision 14; 504B.161, subdivision 1; 513.57; 513.61; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 144; 290.
The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Reform.
January 19, 2017
HF 331 A bill for an act relating to agriculture; decreasing the administration and promotion allowance for the tractor rollover protection pilot grant program; appropriating money for tractor rollover protection grants; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 17.119, subdivision 2.
The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Agriculture Finance.
SF 246
HF 455
A bill for an act relating to public safety; prohibiting school bus stops in right-turn lanes except under specified conditions; requiring use of prewarning amber signals, flashing red signals, and stop-signal arms when stopping in right-turn lanes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 169.443, subdivision 2.
Referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance and Policy.
HF 329
SF 235
A bill for an act relating to public safety; regulating the manufacture, sale, and use of fireworks; dedicating a portion of revenues from the sale of certain fireworks for public safety purposes; providing for a new account in the state treasury; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 297A.94; 624.20, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 88. The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Security Policy and Finance.
HF 340 A bill for an act relating to transportation; amending prohibition governing use of wireless communications device; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 169.475, subdivisions 2, 3.
The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Transportation and Regional Governance Policy.
HF 380 A bill for an act relating to transportation; increasing fines for certain traffic violations around school buses; requiring violator to attend driver improvement clinic; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 169.444, subdivision 2.
The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Transportation and Regional Governance Policy.
January 17, 2017
HF 251 A bill for an act relating to public safety; modifying admissibility of seat belt use for evidentiary purposes; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 169.685, subdivision 4.
The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Civil Law and Data Practices Policy.
January 9, 2017
HF 84
SF 126
A bill for an act relating to pupil transportation; requiring seat belts on newly purchased school buses; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 169.447, subdivision 2a; 169.685, subdivision 1.
The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Education Innovation Policy.
January 5, 2017
HF 58 A bill for an act relating to public safety; providing for a study of the measurement of controlled substance level of persons stopped or arrested for driving while impaired.
The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Security Policy and Finance.