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Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy

2021-2022 Regular Session

Report Date: September 18, 2021 9:01:27 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
SF225 Kiffmeyer New nuclear power plant certificate of need issuance prohibition abolishment 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 See First Special Session 2021, HF6, Art. 8, Sec. 20-21
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 See First Special Session 2021, HF6, Art. 2, Sec. 5, Art. 8, Sec. 1-2
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 See First Special Session 2021, HF6, Art. 2, Sec. 4
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 See First Special Session 2021, HF6, Art. 2, Sec. 2, Sub. 2, Sec. 4
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 See First Special Session 2021, HF6, Art. 1, Sec. 6, Art. 8, Sec. 6-8
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 See First Special Session 2021, HF6, Art. 1, Sec. 6, Art. 8, Sec. 6-8
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 See First Special Session 2021, HF6, Art. 8, Sec. 19
SF1612 Mathews Energy utilities facility retirement inclusion of information on efforts to minimize impacts to workers requirement 03/11/2021 Amended and recommended to pass See First Special Session 2021, HF6, Art. 8, Sec. 19
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 See First Special Session 2021, HF6, Art. 8, Sec. 17
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 See First Special Session 2021, HF6, Art. 8, Sec. 9, 11-13
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 See First Special Session 2021, HF6, Art. 8, Sec. 5
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 See First Special Session 2021, HF6, Art. 2, Sec. 2, Sub. 2
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 See First Special Session 2021, HF6, Art. 1, Sec. 2, Sub. 8(c), Art. 8, Sec. 23-24
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 See First Special Session 2021, HF6, Art. 1, Sec. 2, Sub. 4(a)(3)
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