.................... moves to amend H.F. No. 3512, the second committee engrossment,
Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert:
"Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 240A.09, is amended to read:
1.5240A.09 PLAN DEVELOPMENT; CRITERIA.
The Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission shall develop a plan to promote the
development of proposals for new statewide public ice facilities including proposals for
ice centers and matching grants based on the criteria in this section.
(a) For ice center proposals, the commission will give priority to proposals that
come from more than one local government unit. Institutions of higher education are not
eligible to receive a grant.
(b) In the metropolitan area as defined in section
473.121, subdivision 2
commission is encouraged to give priority to the following proposals:
(1) proposals for renovation and indoor air quality improvements at an existing
1.15indoor ice arena;
proposals for construction of two or more ice sheets in a single new facility;
proposals for construction of an additional sheet of ice at an existing ice
proposals for construction of a new, single sheet of ice as part of a sports
complex with multiple sports facilities; and
proposals for construction of a new, single sheet of ice that will be expanded
to a two-sheet facility in the future.
(c) The commission shall administer a site selection process for the ice centers. The
commission shall invite proposals from cities or counties or consortia of cities. A proposal
for an ice center must include matching contributions including in-kind contributions of
land, access roadways and access roadway improvements, and necessary utility services,
landscaping, and parking.
(d) Proposals for ice centers and matching grants must provide for meeting the
demand for ice time for female groups by offering up to 50 percent of prime ice time, as
needed, to female groups. For purposes of this section, prime ice time means the hours
of 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Monday to Friday and 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays
(e) The location for all proposed facilities must be in areas of maximum
demonstrated interest and must maximize accessibility to an arterial highway.
(f) To the extent possible, all proposed facilities must be dispersed equitably, must
be located to maximize potential for full utilization and profitable operation, and must
accommodate noncompetitive family and community skating for all ages.
(g) The commission may also use the money to upgrade current facilities, purchase
girls' ice time, or conduct amateur women's hockey and other ice sport tournaments.
(h) To the extent possible, 50 percent of all grants must be awarded to communities
in greater Minnesota.
(i) To the extent possible, technical assistance shall be provided to Minnesota
communities by the commission on ice arena planning, design, redesign, renovation of air
and operation, including the marketing of ice time.
(j) A grant for new facilities may not exceed $250,000.
(k) The commission may make grants for rehabilitation and renovation. A
rehabilitation or renovation grant may not exceed
. Priority must be
given to grant applications for indoor air quality improvements, including zero emission
ice resurfacing equipment and upgrading ventilation systems that include electronic indoor
2.23air monitoring and recording devices. After January 1, 2013, no grant may be made under
2.24this paragraph unless the application includes capital expenditures for indoor air quality
2.25improvements that will enable the facility to comply with indoor air quality standards and
2.26any associated rules, or the applicant provides documentation from the commissioner of
2.27health that the facility is in compliance with those requirements at the time of application
2.28and will continue to be in compliance after the rehabilitation or renovation is completed.
2.29The provisions of this paragraph also apply to grants made to upgrade current facilities
2.30under paragraph (g)
(l) Grant money may be used for ice centers designed for sports other than hockey.
(m) Grant money may be used to upgrade existing facilities to comply with the
bleacher safety requirements of section
2.34EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.
Sec. 2. INDOOR ICE ARENAS; RULEMAKING.
3.1The Department of Health must incorporate the following items into its current
3.2rulemaking governing air quality in indoor ice arenas:
3.3(1) standards limiting the concentration of carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide
3.4must address both acute and chronic exposure, must include a one-hour and eight-hour
3.5limit, and must be reviewed every five years;
3.6(2) recorded monitoring data from electronic indoor air monitoring devices must be
3.7available to the Department of Health upon request; and
3.8(3) requirements for indoor ice arenas to take specified corrective measures to
3.9protect public health in response to elevated concentration levels of carbon monoxide
3.10and nitrogen dioxide, as determined by the Department of Health, including operating
3.11ventilation equipment at increased levels or more frequently, evacuating the arena, and
3.12establishing conditions for re-occupancy of the arena.
3.13EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.
Sec. 3. REPORTS.
3.15(a) The Department of Health shall submit a report by January 1, 2011, to the chairs
3.16and ranking minority members of the senate and house of representatives committees with
3.17primary jurisdiction over public health containing recommendations with respect to:
3.18(1) licensing indoor ice arenas; and
3.19(2) certification of ice arena operators after they have completed a prescribed
3.20course of training.
3.21(b) By August 1, 2012, and each year thereafter, the Department of Health must
3.22submit a report to the chairs and ranking minority members of the senate and house of
3.23representatives committees with primary jurisdiction over public health that contains the
3.24following information with respect to indoor air quality in ice arenas for each of the
3.25preceding three calendar years:
3.26(i) a list of on-site inspections of ice arenas made by the department, including the
3.27date of each inspection;
3.28(ii) the list of violations of indoor air quality standards, reporting requirements, or
3.29other requirements of Minnesota Rules, chapter 4620, by ice arenas;
3.30(iii) a list of enforcement actions taken against violators listed in item (ii), or any
3.31other actions taken to return violators to compliance;
3.32(iv) the number of certificates of approval the commissioner of health refused to issue
3.33due to insufficient documentation of maintenance of acceptable air quality conditions;
3.34(v) the number of certificates of approval suspended, revoked, or reinstated by the
3.35commissioner due to violations of air quality rules; and
4.1(vi) the number of variances to air quality rules granted to ice arenas by the
4.2commissioner of health.
4.3The department must also post the information in items (i) to (vi) on its Web site.
4.4EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.
Renumber the sections in sequence and correct the internal references
Amend the title accordingly