SECOND REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 1189
92ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES McKENNA (Sponsor), SELBY, SPRENG, WILDBERGER,
WHORTON, HARRIS (23), FRASER AND SUTHERLAND (Co-sponsors).
Read 1st time January 21, 2004, and copies ordered printed.
STEPHEN S. DAVIS, Chief Clerk
To amend chapter 167, RSMo, by adding thereto three new sections relating to indoor air quality in schools.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Chapter 167, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto three new sections, to be known as sections 167.710, 167.712, and 167.714, to read as follows:
167.710. Beginning January 1, 2006, the department of elementary and secondary education shall:
(1) Adopt an indoor air quality in schools inspection and evaluation program to inspect and evaluate the indoor air quality of every school in this state a minimum of one time every three years;
(2) Establish minimum standards for indoor air quality in schools, including but not limited to radon testing and other chemical compounds that affect indoor air quality. Such standards shall be no less than the standards promulgated by the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers handbook (ASHRAE), the National Fire Protection Association code (NFPA), and the code of the Building Officials and Code Administration (BOCA); and
(3) Develop procedures for complaints to be filed requesting indoor air quality inspection and evaluation.
167.712. 1. A report of the results of any inspection and evaluation conducted pursuant to section 167.710 shall be made no later than sixty days after the inspection or evaluation takes place and shall include but not be limited to a summary of the findings and recommendations in developing a reasonable plan to improve air quality conditions.
2. A report of the results of any inspection and evaluation conducted pursuant to section 167.710 shall be sent to the school's principal, school board, state board of education, the department of elementary and secondary education, and the person filing complaint about the air quality of the school.
3. The report shall be made public and a copy provided, for a reasonable cost, to anyone requesting a report.
4. To the extent practicable, the reports and evaluations shall be published on the Internet by the department of elementary and secondary education.
167.714. If any school of this state does not meet the minimum standards established pursuant to sections 167.710 to 167.714, the school shall remedy the air quality problem not more than sixty days after the school's principal receives the report pursuant to section 167.712.