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Minnesota Legislature

Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy

2019-2020 Regular Session

Report Date: June 20, 2019 9:23:49 AM

Bill # Senate Author Description Date Received Hearing Date Action Taken Senate Last Action
SF100 Osmek Energy storage system pilot projects criteria for utility cost recovery establishment; investor-owned utilities to include in integrated resource plans an assessment of energy storage systems requirement; cost-benefit analysis of energy storage systems requirement; appropriation 01/14/2019 01/15/2019 Recommended to pass as amended and referred to Committee on Finance See SF1692
SF105 Little Community solar garden potential subscriber disclosure checklist standard form requirement 01/14/2019 See SF1692
SF182 Lang Biomass business compensation authorization 01/17/2019 02/28/2019 Amended, recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety Finance and Policy See SF1692
SF198 Latz Telecommunications contracts automatic renewal clause subscriber notice requirement 01/17/2019
SF317 Latz Internet service providers serving Minnesota customers and those under contract to the state or political subdivisions adherence to net neutrality requirement 01/22/2019
SF385 Bigham Renewable energy standard modification 01/22/2019
SF425 Marty Sustainable energy future planning strategy to state contribution to greenhouse gases from burning fossil fuels reestablishment 01/24/2019
SF433 Latz Telecommunications and internet service providers personal information collection prohibition 01/24/2019
SF488 Osmek Community solar gardens regulation 01/24/2019 02/19/2019 Amended, laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill See SF1692
SF514 Osmek Solar garden subscribers disclosure checklist provisions requirement 01/28/2019 See SF1692
SF633 Osmek Nuclear power plant certificate of need issue prohibition abolition 01/31/2019 03/07/2019 Laid over and maybe considered for omnibus bill See SF1692
SF713 Goggin Community solar garden program administration authorization; community solar garden program repeal 01/31/2019 02/14/2019 As discussed, laid over
SF848 Goggin Wind energy siting noise complaints process establishment 02/04/2019
SF850 Frentz Biomass definition as eligible energy technology modification; electricity-generating utilities energy supply from renewable sources increase; target dates for goals establishment 02/04/2019
SF907 Tomassoni Commercial telephone solicitation caller ID blocking or altering prohibition 02/07/2019 02/21/2019 Recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety Finance and Policy
SF1013 Dibble Biomass definition as eligible energy technology modification; proportion of energy that electricity-generating utilities must supply from renewable sources increase 02/07/2019
SF1039 Goggin Renewable development account public utility annual contribution modification; Prairie Island net zero project establishment and grant appropriation; business compensation process for loss of business opportunity resulting from the sale and closure of a biomass energy plant establishment; appropriating money 02/11/2019 02/28/2019 Amended, recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety Finance and Policy See SF1692
SF1078 Torres Ray Biomass as an eligible energy technology definition modification; renewable sources energy supply proportion increase and goals achievement target dates determination 02/11/2019
SF1193 Osmek Community solar garden program modification 02/14/2019 02/19/2019 Laid over and maybe considered for omnibus bill See SF1692
SF1372 Mathews Hydropower sources meeting renewable energy standard size limitation elimination 02/18/2019 03/07/2019 Laid over and maybe considered for omnibus bill
SF1423 Senjem Solar energy incentive program modification 02/18/2019 03/26/2019 Amended, laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill
SF1424 Dibble Solar energy grants for school districts program establishment and appropriations 02/18/2019 02/21/2019 Amended, recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on E-12 Finance and Policy
SF1426 Mathews Nuclear waste storage outgoing payment obligations termination and future account expenditures to previous legislative mandates restriction 02/18/2019
SF1456 Senjem Clean Energy First Act; electric utilities to meet resource needs using clean energy resources requirement 02/18/2019 03/28/2019 Amended, recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance
SF1480 Rarick Made in Minnesota solar energy production incentive payment remaining obligation appropriation 02/21/2019 03/12/2019 Laid over and maybe considered for omnibus bill
SF1489 Torres Ray Energy grantees annual diversity report submission requirement 02/21/2019 03/21/2019 As amended, be laid over
SF1553 Latz Telecommunication service providers compliance with internet privacy requirements; express approval of disclosure of personally identifiable information requirement; civil liability threshold increase 02/21/2019
SF1608 Osmek Energy storage system pilot projects utility cost recovery criteria establishment; investor-owned utilities inclusion of assessments of energy storage systems in integrated resource plans; energy storage systems cost-benefit analysis report and appropriation 02/21/2019 See SF1692
SF1692 Osmek Omnibus energy and utilities bill 02/25/2019 04/02/2019 Amended, recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance
SF1779 Pratt Commercial PACE loan program modification 02/27/2019 03/26/2019 Amended, laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill
SF1824 Goggin Environmental quality board (EQB) energy renewable development account public utility annual contribution modification 02/27/2019 See SF1692
SF1891 Senjem Community solar gardens contiguous county requirements modifications 02/28/2019 03/21/2019 Laid over
SF1915 Rarick Conservation Improvement Program Modernization Act of 2019; conservation improvement programs for consumer-owned utilities; public utilities provisions modification 02/28/2019 03/05/2019 Amended, recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance See SF1692
SF2016 Senjem School energy conservation revolving loan fund establishment and appropriation 03/04/2019
SF2019 Senjem Hydroelectric revitalization revolving loan program creation and appropriation 03/04/2019
SF2046 Newton Federal appliance and lighting efficiency standards adoption 03/07/2019
SF2054 Senjem Utilities customer energy usage data customer access rights provision 03/07/2019
SF2066 Osmek Energy provisions incorrect references correction 03/07/2019 03/12/2019 Recommended to pass See SF1692
SF2067 Osmek Renewable development account, energy storage systems, solar energy systems grant program, reserve accounts, electric vehicle charging station loan program, net zero emissions project, biomass energy plant closure compensation, green roofs task force, energy storage systems cost-benefit analysis; appropriations 03/07/2019 03/28/2019 Amended, recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance See SF1692
SF2084 Osmek Energy utilities arbiter of disputes clarification 03/07/2019 03/12/2019 Amended and recommended to pass
SF2146 Senjem Public utilities commission (PUC) state biomass mandate contract approval requirement modification 03/07/2019
SF2197 Mathews Local government unit definition modification to include land managed by the State Agricultural Society (state fair) 03/07/2019 03/26/2019 Laid over and maybe considered for omnibus bill
SF2242 Dibble Beneficial electrification goals for greenhouse gas emissions reduction and improved public health 03/11/2019
SF2330 Johnson Pipeline crossing international border construction authorization 03/11/2019
SF2342 Osmek Electric vehicle charging station revolving loan program establishment and appropriation 03/11/2019 03/14/2019 Amended, recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance See SF1692
SF2367 Hoffman Solar photovoltaic devices installation appropriation 03/13/2019
SF2368 Simonson University of Minnesota (U of M) renewable energy transition appropriation 03/13/2019
SF2369 Simonson Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) board of trustees renewable fuels transition goals establishment 03/13/2019
SF2431 Frentz Clean Energy First Act; carbon free energy standard; Energy Optimization Act of 2019 03/13/2019
SF2471 Pratt Solar generation on closed landfill properties study appropriation 03/14/2019
SF2528 Simonson Electric vehicle rebates and public charging grant program and appropriations 03/18/2019
SF2664 Hoffman Electric school bus demonstration grant program establishment and appropriation 03/25/2019
SF2697 Dibble Community solar gardens operational aspects modifications; new category of solar gardens establishment; appropriating money 03/26/2019
SF2711 Hayden Biomass as an eligible energy technology definition modification; energy from renewable sources proportion increase and target dates for achievement specification 03/27/2019
SF2729 Senjem Solar site management modification 03/28/2019
SF2739 Draheim Broadband definitions modification 03/28/2019
SF2763 Dibble Minnesota green bank study and appropriation 04/01/2019
SF2907 Senjem Aeronautical towers regulation authorization 05/17/2019