Amendments on crumb rubber moratorium, health insurance bids fail

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The Minnesota House of Representatives passed the Omnibus Health and Human Services, State Government, and Public Safety and Crime Prevention Finance Supplemental Budget Bill (HF 3467) in the early morning hours on Friday on a 72-57 vote.

There were two failed amendments that would have had a big impact on school districts:

  • An amendment offered by Rep. Karen Clark failed during the House Floor session. The amendment would have established a moratorium on constructing an athletic field containing crumb rubber until July 1, 2019. The amendment also would have required warning signs to be posted in a conspicuous location on athletic fields containing crumb rubber.
  • Rep. Erin Murphy’s amendment to the Health Insurance Transparency Act (HITA) failed 78-48 on a roll call vote. The amendment would have required all school districts — including those who are self-insured — to obtain a bid from every health insurance provider, service cooperative and the Public Employees Insurance Program (PEIP) that does business in any county in which the school district is located.

Visit http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/sessiondaily/SDView.aspx?StoryID=10178 for related story from Session Daily.

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