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Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy

2021-2022 Regular Session

Report Date: July 30, 2021 2:00:58 PM

Bill # Senate Author Description Date Received Hearing Date Action Taken Senate Last Action
SF51 Rest Carbon Assessment and Dividend Act 01/11/2021
SF204 Ingebrigtsen Solar energy generating systems setbacks establishment 01/21/2021 03/25/2021
SF225 Kiffmeyer New nuclear power plant certificate of need issuance prohibition abolishment 01/21/2021 02/23/2021 Recommended to pass
SF227 Rarick Energy Conservation and Optimization Act of 2021 01/21/2021 02/11/2021 Amended and recommended to pass
SF301 Kiffmeyer Municipal utilities and cooperative electric associations reduction of annual energy-savings goal authorization; waste heat recovery converted to electricity counting toward a municipal utility's or cooperative electric association's annual energy-savings goal disallowance 01/25/2021 02/25/2021 Laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill
SF305 Senjem Nuclear generated hydrogen feasibility study appropriation 01/25/2021
SF338 Dibble Biomass as an eligible energy technology definition modification; energy that electricity-generating utilities must supply from renewable sources and setting target dates by which those goals must be achieved proportion increase 01/25/2021
SF339 Dibble Small wireless facilities requirements modification and appropriation 01/25/2021
SF421 Weber Natural Gas Innovation Act 01/28/2021 02/11/2021 Amended, recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance
SF543 Frentz State buildings energy conservation revolving loan fund establishment and appropriation 02/01/2021 02/16/2021 Amended, laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill
SF582 Rarick Bioincentive program modification and appropriation 02/25/2021 03/11/2021 Recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development Finance and Policy
SF643 Frentz Electric utility renewable energy standards obligations modifications; Public Utility Commission authority to issue site permits for electric generation facilities modifications 02/04/2021
SF758 Rarick Local telecommunications exchange carrier authorization to elect competitive market regulation under certain conditions establishment; service offered throughout a service territory if regulated under competitive market regulation requirement 02/08/2021 03/02/2021 Laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill
SF865 Carlson False caller identification information prohibition 02/11/2021
SF922 Marty Utilities renewable energy standard obligation biomass technologies modifications 02/11/2021
SF936 Dibble Beneficial building electrification goals establishment 02/11/2021
SF955 Senjem Electric utilities resource needs fulfillment using carbon-free resources requirement; study and cost of service evaluation requirements 02/11/2021 03/04/2021 Amended, laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill
SF992 Mathews Energy conservation improvement program repeal 02/15/2021 02/25/2021 Laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill
SF1015 Lang Business compensation process for loss of business opportunity resulting from the sale and closure of a biomass energy plan establishment 02/15/2021
SF1018 Senjem 2021 polar vortex loan account establishment and appropriation; sunset for recovery of gas utility infrastructure costs elimination 02/15/2021 03/11/2021 Recommended to pass
SF1030 Westrom Ammonia production pilot research and demonstration project appropriation 02/15/2021 03/09/2021 Laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill
SF1047 Senjem Power purchase agreement for certain electric cogeneration activities authorization 02/15/2021 02/18/2021 Recommended to pass
SF1163 Utke Wood pellet production financial incentives program establishment 02/18/2021 03/09/2021 Laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill
SF1304 Westrom Existing easements held by rural electric cooperatives to be used to provide broadband service authorization 02/22/2021 03/11/2021 Amended, recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law and Data Practices Policy
SF1353 Westrom Ammonia production pilot demonstration project; Mountain Iron economic development authority solar module plant expansion; appropriations 02/22/2021 03/09/2021 Amended, laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill
SF1508 Rarick Community solar garden program modifications 02/25/2021 03/16/2021 Laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill
SF1566 Housley Energy Transition Legacy Office establishment; transition communities and workers advisory committee creation; state transition plan for communities and workers impacted by the retirement of power plants development requirement; appropriating money 03/08/2021 03/11/2021 Recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration
SF1566 Housley Energy Transition Legacy Office establishment; transition communities and workers advisory committee creation; state transition plan for communities and workers impacted by the retirement of power plants development requirement; appropriating money 03/11/2021 03/11/2021 Recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration
SF1612 Mathews Energy utilities facility retirement inclusion of information on efforts to minimize impacts to workers requirement 03/01/2021 03/11/2021 Amended and recommended to pass
SF1621 Frentz Public Utilities Commission proceedings participant's compensation authorization 03/01/2021 03/25/2021 Discussion only
SF1630 McEwen State greenhouse gas reduction goals modification; governmental actions consistency with greenhouse gas reduction goals requirement 03/01/2021
SF1666 Rarick Community solar gardens governing siting provisions modification 03/04/2021
SF1667 Rarick Minnesota efficient technology accelerator establishment 03/04/2021 03/16/2021 Amended, laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill
SF1674 Housley Photovoltaic demand credit rider submission by all investor-owned utilities with the Public Utilities Commission requirement 03/04/2021
SF1678 Pratt Reuse and redevelopment of qualified energy facilities authorization; solar project at closed landfill bond retirement appropriation 03/04/2021 03/09/2021 Amended, laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill
SF1684 Senjem Electric vehicles purchase for state fleet preference establishment; motor vehicle employees certification and training requirement; electric vehicle rebates for purchase establishment; utilities filing of plans with the Public Utilities Commission to promote electric vehicles requirement; grants to automobile dealers to defray cost of manufacturer certification allowing electric vehicle sales authorization; appropriating money 03/04/2021
SF1713 Isaacson Electric utility renewable energy standard obligations and public utility commission electric generation facilities site permits issuance authority modifications 03/04/2021
SF1747 Torres Ray Annual diversity report energy grantee and utilities submission requirement 03/04/2021
SF1751 Kunesh Tribal council on energy established by the 11 federally recognized Indian tribes in Minnesota department of Commerce assistance requirement 03/04/2021
SF1840 Port Period covered by the cold weather rule extension 03/08/2021
SF1955 Mathews Residential housing construction local new natural gas hookups ban prohibition 03/10/2021
SF1999 Senjem Minnesota Innovation Finance Authority establishment 03/11/2021 03/16/2021 Amended, laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill
SF2027 Senjem Future Fuels Act; transportation fuels carbon intensity reduction standard establishment 03/11/2021
SF2074 Senjem Solar energy production incentive program extension 03/15/2021
SF2075 Senjem Omnibus energy and utilities policy and finance bill 03/15/2021 04/06/2021 Amended, recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance
SF2076 Senjem Solar photovoltaic devices state-owned buildings installation appropriation 03/15/2021
SF2090 Dornink Public utility ratepayer relief bill credit appropriation 03/15/2021
SF2095 Tomassoni Mountain Iron Economic Development Authority grant to expand a city-owned building housing a solar panel manufacturer appropriation 03/15/2021
SF2132 Senjem Loan program for municipal utilities paying unusually high prices for natural gas in February of 2021 establishment; program to defray high natural gas bills from the February 2021 price spike for low-income households; appropriating money 03/17/2021 See SF1018, Sec. 1-2
SF2144 Miller Solar for schools program establishment and public utility requirements 03/17/2021
SF2156 Housley Decommissioning and demolition plan for a scheduled retirement of a coal-fired electric generation facility submission requirement 03/18/2021
SF2183 Senjem Legislative coordinating commission legislative coverage captioning appropriation 03/18/2021
SF2185 Kiffmeyer Political subdivision bans on new natural gas or propane service to buildings prohibition 03/18/2021
SF2204 Mathews Community energy transition grant program modification and appropriation 03/22/2021
SF2322 Frentz Public Utilities Commission regulated process allowing electric utilities to reduce the cost impacts on customers when generating plants are retired establishment; creating an account; transition services for workers at retiring electric generating plants establishment 03/25/2021
SF2367 Champion Energy guidelines for state buildings to incorporate provisions that address resiliency with respect to climate change requirement 04/06/2021
SF2382 Rarick Right to market-based power supply for certain customers establishment 04/07/2021
SF2416 Housley Electric vehicle charging stations installation at county government centers requirement 04/14/2021
SF2420 Senjem Electric motorboat and qualifying electric marine power train purchases energy rebates establishment appropriation 04/15/2021
SF2452 Frentz Renewable energy qualifying facility avoided cost pricing requirement elimination 04/21/2021
SF2526 Marty Planning strategy for equitable, sustainable energy for future by 2040 requirement 05/13/2021
SF2527 Champion Energy conservation and renewable energy systems for certain buildings grant program establishment and appropriation 05/13/2021