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Minnesota's Parents' Right-to-Know Act

Minnesota's Parents' Right-to-Know Act deals with pesticide applications and notification regarding these applications at schools. The following is an explanation of the parts of the bill along with the appropriate web site addresses at which you can access more information.

The relevant sections include:

Section 1: Parents' Right-To-Know Act regarding pesticide application notification requirements including IPM in schools related items.

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), as required in this section of the law, has posted on their web site Model School Pesticide Application Notices and related information.

Included on the MDH web site is a Memorandum that provides specifics on what Minnesota schools need to do in order to comply with the new law.

Section 10: The Minnesota Department of Children Families and Learning (CFL) is required to maintain a web site listing pesticides and their toxicity category. CFL has created a searchable web pesticide database using US EPA data.

Section 11: Requires the Minnesota Dept. of Agriculture (MDA) in cooperation with the University of Minnesota Extension Service, other state agencies, and other interested parties to review use of pesticides and IPM in and around state owned buildings and K-12 buildings and provide a report with " . . . recommendations on the use and avoidance of pesticides and comprehensive integrated pest management practices in state buildings and kindergarten through grade 12 public school buildings, including the training of building managers and school personnel . . ." to the legislature in January, 2000.

To view the Executive Summary: Pesticide Use, Storage, and Integrated Pest Management Assessment In and Around State-Owned Buildings and Public K-12 School Buildings (PDF: 158 KB / 3 pages))

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