.................... moves to amend H.F. No. 1233, the first engrossment, as follows:
Page 435, after line 3, insert:
"Sec. .... [144.9513] HEALTHY HOUSING GRANTS.
1.4 Subdivision 1. Definitions. For purposes of this section and sections 144.9501 to
1.5144.9512, the following terms have the meanings given.
1.6(a) "Housing" means a room or group of rooms located within a dwelling forming
1.7a single habitable unit with facilities used or intended to be used for living, sleeping,
1.8cooking, and eating.
1.9(b) "Healthy housing" means housing that is sited, designed, built, renovated, and
1.10maintained in ways that supports the health of residents.
1.11(c) "Housing-based health threat" means a chemical, biologic, or physical agent in
1.12the immediate housing environment which constitutes a potential or actual hazard to
1.13human health at acute or chronic exposure levels.
1.14(d) "Primary prevention" means preventing exposure to housing-based health threats
1.15before seeing clinical symptoms or a diagnosis.
1.16(e) "Secondary prevention" means intervention to mitigate health effects on people
1.17with housing-based health threats.
1.18 Subd. 2. Grants; administration. Grant applicants shall submit applications to
1.19the commissioner as directed by a request for proposals. Grants must be competitively
1.20awarded and recipients of a grant under this section must prepare and submit a quarterly
1.21progress report to the commissioner beginning three months after receipt of the grant. The
1.22commissioner shall provide technical assistance and program support as needed to ensure
1.23that housing-based health threats are effectively identified, mitigated, and evaluated by
1.25 Subd. 3. Education and training grant; eligible activities. (a) Within the limits of
1.26available appropriations, the commissioner shall make grants to nonprofit organizations
1.27with expertise in providing outreach, education, and training on healthy homes subjects
2.1and in providing comprehensive healthy homes assessments and interventions to provide
2.2healthy housing education, training, and technical assistance services for persons
2.3engaged in addressing housing-based health threats and other individuals impacted by
2.4housing-based health threats.
2.5(b) The grantee may conduct the following activities:
2.6(1) implement and maintain primary prevention programs to reduce housing-based
2.7health threats that include the following:
2.8(i) providing education materials to the general public and to property owners,
2.9contractors, code officials, health care providers, public health professionals, health
2.10educators, nonprofit organizations, and other persons and organizations engaged in
2.11housing and health issues;
2.12(ii) promoting awareness of community, legal, and housing resources; and
2.13(iii) promoting the use of hazard reduction measures in new housing construction
2.14and housing rehabilitation programs;
2.15(2) provide training on identifying and addressing housing-based health threats;
2.16(3) provide technical assistance on the implementation of mitigation measures;
2.17(4) promote adoption of evidence-based best practices for mitigation of
2.18housing-based health threats; or
2.19(5) develop work practices for addressing specific housing-based health threats.
2.20 Subd. 4. Healthy homes implementation grant; eligible activities. Within the
2.21limits of available appropriations, the commissioner shall make grants to local boards of
2.22health to support implementation of healthy housing programs in local jurisdictions for
2.23any of the following activities:
2.24(1) identify, characterize, and mitigate hazards in housing that contribute to adverse
2.26(2) ensure screening services and other secondary prevention measures are provided
2.27to populations at high risk for housing-based health threats;
2.28(3) promote compliance with Department of Health guidelines and other best
2.29practices, as identified by the commissioner, for preventing or reducing housing-based
2.31(4) establish local or regional collaborative groups to ensure that resources for
2.32addressing housing-based health threats are coordinated; or
2.33(5) develop model programs for addressing housing-based health threats.
Page 501, line 21, after the period, insert:
"$100,000 each fiscal year is from the health
2.36care access fund, and,
Page 501, after line 26, insert:
"Healthy Homes. (a) $200,000 each fiscal
3.3year is appropriated from the health care
3.4access fund for education and training grants
3.5under Minnesota Statutes, section 144.9513,
3.6subdivision 3. This appropriation is onetime.
3.7(b) $300,000 each fiscal year is appropriated
3.8from the health care access fund for
3.9healthy homes implementation grants under
3.10Minnesota Statutes, section 144.9513,
3.11subdivision 4. This appropriation is onetime.
3.12(c) $100,000 each fiscal year is appropriated
3.13from the health care access fund for lead
3.14poisoning prevention activities under
3.15Minnesota Statutes, section 144.9512. This
3.16appropriation is onetime.
Renumber the sections in sequence and correct the internal references
Amend the title accordingly