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Concession stand fees reduced

Published (5/6/2010)
By Lauren Radomski
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Minnesota schools with multiple concession stands on their property will pay fewer fees to the Department of Health, under a new law signed by Gov. Tim Pawlenty April 30.

Many schools operate more than one concession stand on their grounds and must pay a $150 fee to the state for each one. The new law defines “school concession stand” and provides that schools with multiple stands do not need to pay more than one annual $150 fee.

Rep. Dean Urdahl (R-Grove City), who sponsors the law with Sen. Michelle Fischbach (R-Paynesville), said the law will save school districts about $35,000, which the department has agreed to absorb.

Private companies that run concession stands on school property would retain responsibility for paying their own fees.

The law takes effect July 1, 2010.

HF3347/ SF2996*/CH285

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