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Senate Bill 0440

ARCHIVE (2009)

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DIGEST OF SB440 (Updated April 27, 2009 2:55 pm - DI 84)

Air quality. Requires the state department of health (SDOH) to adopt rules concerning indoor air quality in schools and state agencies. Provides that after the SDOH inspects a school or state agency for indoor air quality as the result of a complaint, the SDOH must report certain information. Provides that such a complaint must be in writing and may be made by electronic mail. Allows the SDOH to release the name of a complainant only if the complainant has authorized the release in writing. Requires the SDOH to post minutes of each meeting of the air quality panel on the SDOH web site not later than 45 days after the meeting. Requires the SDOH to: (1) distribute a manual of best practices for managing indoor air quality at schools and allows SDOH to use a manual developed by other states and federal health and environmental agencies; and (2) review and revise the manual at least once every three years. Provides that, after June 30, 2009, if the SDOH amends the rules concerning health and safety requirements for school buildings and school sites, the SDOH must consider the effects of outdoor air quality when establishing criteria for school siting.
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