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2019 - 2020
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MINNESOTA SENATE NINETY-ONE LEGISLATURE

COMMITTEE LIST

2019 - 2020

Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy
Saturday, September 21, 2019


SF 100 Osmek; Goggin; Marty; Dibble; Rosen
HF 165 Baker
Revisor No.: 19-0515
Short Description: 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
DATED-PG ACTIONS
01/14/201976Introduction and first reading 
01/14/2019Referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy
01/17/201992aComm report: To pass as amended and re-refer to Finance
01/28/2019172aComm report: To pass as amended 
01/28/2019173Second reading 
01/28/2019196Author added Rosen
02/21/2019495Special Order 
02/21/2019495Third reading Passed 
07/02/2019See First Special Session 2019, HF2, Art. 11, Sec. 2, 4-5, 14


SF 105 Little; Marty; Laine; Dibble
HF 1125 Acomb
Revisor No.: 19-1215
Short Description: Community solar garden potential subscriber disclosure checklist standard form requirement
DATED-PG ACTIONS
01/14/201976Introduction and first reading 
01/14/2019Referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy
See SF1692


SF 182 Lang; Eichorn; Tomassoni; Rosen; Osmek
HF 1677 Baker
Revisor No.: 19-0597
Short Description: Biomass business compensation authorization
DATED-PG ACTIONS
01/17/2019103Introduction and first reading 
01/17/2019Referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy
03/04/2019606aComm report: To pass as amended and re-refer to Judiciary and Public Safety Finance and Policy
03/14/2019912Comm report: To pass and re-referred to State Government Finance and Policy and Elections
03/14/2019950Comm report: To pass and re-referred to Finance
See SF1039, Sec. 3-4
See SF2067
See SF1692


SF 198 Latz; Clausen; Sparks; Dibble; Hoffman
HF 506 Lesch
Revisor No.: 19-1210
Short Description: Telecommunications contracts automatic renewal clause subscriber notice requirement
DATED-PG ACTIONS
01/17/2019105Introduction and first reading 
01/17/2019Referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy


SF 297 Dziedzic; Hoffman; Rosen; Marty
HF 1570 Loeffler
Revisor No.: 19-0955
Short Description: Green roof advisory task force establishment and appropriation
DATED-PG ACTIONS
01/22/2019125Introduction and first reading 
01/22/2019Referred to Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Legacy Finance
02/04/2019254Withdrawn and re-referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy
02/11/2019340Author added Marty
02/25/2019506aComm report: To pass as amended and re-refer to State Government Finance and Policy and Elections
See SF2067
See SF1692


SF 317 Latz; Little; Newton; Hawj; Marty
HF 136 Stephenson
Revisor No.: 19-1041
Short Description: Internet service providers serving Minnesota customers and those under contract to the state or political subdivisions adherence to net neutrality requirement
DATED-PG ACTIONS
01/22/2019128Introduction and first reading 
01/22/2019Referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy
01/28/2019196Author added Marty


SF 385 Bigham; Eaton
Revisor No.: 19-0806
Short Description: Renewable energy standard modification
DATED-PG ACTIONS
01/22/2019140Introduction and first reading 
01/22/2019Referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy


SF 425 Marty; Frentz; Eaton
Revisor No.: 19-1477
Short Description: Sustainable energy future planning strategy to state contribution to greenhouse gases from burning fossil fuels reestablishment
DATED-PG ACTIONS
01/24/2019154Introduction and first reading 
01/24/2019Referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy


SF 433 Latz; Limmer; Kent; Little; Abeler
HF 1030 Pinto
Revisor No.: 19-1037
Short Description: Telecommunications and internet service providers personal information collection prohibition
DATED-PG ACTIONS
01/24/2019156Introduction and first reading 
01/24/2019Referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy


SF 488 Osmek; Benson; Rosen
HF 2077 Swedzinski
Revisor No.: 19-1589
Short Description: Community solar gardens regulation
DATED-PG ACTIONS
01/24/2019164Introduction and first reading 
01/24/2019Referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy
02/04/2019253Author added Benson
02/07/2019306Author added Rosen
See SF1692


SF 514 Osmek
HF 2078 Swedzinski
Revisor No.: 19-2199
Short Description: Solar garden subscribers disclosure checklist provisions requirement
DATED-PG ACTIONS
01/28/2019176Introduction and first reading 
01/28/2019Referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy
See SF1692


SF 633 Osmek
Revisor No.: 19-2639
Short Description: Nuclear power plant certificate of need issue prohibition abolition
DATED-PG ACTIONS
01/31/2019207Introduction and first reading 
01/31/2019Referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy
See SF1692


SF 713 Goggin; Utke; Mathews; Koran; Rarick
HF 588 Drazkowski
Revisor No.: 19-2100
Short Description: Community solar garden program administration authorization; community solar garden program repeal
DATED-PG ACTIONS
01/31/2019220Introduction and first reading 
01/31/2019Referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy
02/18/2019441Authors added Koran; Rarick


SF 848 Goggin
HF 894 Drazkowski
Revisor No.: 19-2295
Short Description: Wind energy siting noise complaints process establishment
DATED-PG ACTIONS
02/04/2019252Introduction and first reading 
02/04/2019Referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy


SF 850 Frentz; Housley; Eaton; Marty; Klein
HF 700 Long
Revisor No.: 19-2839
Short Description: Biomass definition as eligible energy technology modification; electricity-generating utilities energy supply from renewable sources increase; target dates for goals establishment
DATED-PG ACTIONS
02/04/2019253Introduction and first reading 
02/04/2019Referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy


SF 907 Tomassoni; Dahms; Bakk; Sparks; Jasinski
HF 639 Sandstede
Revisor No.: 19-2894
Short Description: Commercial telephone solicitation caller ID blocking or altering prohibition
DATED-PG ACTIONS
02/07/2019287Introduction and first reading 
02/07/2019Referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy
02/25/2019506Comm report: To pass and re-referred to Judiciary and Public Safety Finance and Policy
02/27/2019562Withdrawn 
02/27/2019562Second reading 
4689Rule 47, returned to Judiciary and Public Safety Finance and Policy


SF 1013 Dibble; Clausen; Carlson; Dziedzic; Laine
Revisor No.: 19-3233
Short Description: Biomass definition as eligible energy technology modification; proportion of energy that electricity-generating utilities must supply from renewable sources increase
DATED-PG ACTIONS
02/07/2019304Introduction and first reading 
02/07/2019Referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy


SF 1039 Goggin; Simonson; Senjem; Lang
HF 2126 Carlson, A.
Revisor No.: 19-2202
Short Description: 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
DATED-PG ACTIONS
02/11/2019322Introduction and first reading 
02/11/2019Referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy
03/04/2019606aComm report: To pass as amended and re-refer to Judiciary and Public Safety Finance and Policy
03/07/2019714Author added Lang
03/14/2019912Comm report: To pass and re-referred to State Government Finance and Policy and Elections
03/14/2019950aComm report: To pass as amended and re-refer to Finance
03/28/20191420Comm report: To pass 
03/28/20191421Second reading 
04/01/20191523Author stricken Marty
4688Rule 47, returned to Finance
See SF2067
See SF1692


SF 1078 Torres Ray; Cwodzinski; Wiklund; Wiger; Little
HF 1671 Youakim
Revisor No.: 19-3154
Short Description: Biomass as an eligible energy technology definition modification; renewable sources energy supply proportion increase and goals achievement target dates determination
DATED-PG ACTIONS
02/11/2019328Introduction and first reading 
02/11/2019Referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy


SF 1107 Senjem; Dibble
HF 975 Richardson
Revisor No.: 19-3250
Short Description: Commission of the Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing appropriation
DATED-PG ACTIONS
02/11/2019333Introduction and first reading 
02/11/2019Referred to Human Services Reform Finance and Policy
03/04/2019641Withdrawn and re-referred to Jobs and Economic Growth Finance and Policy
03/21/20191238Withdrawn and re-referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy


SF 1193 Osmek
HF 1561 Swedzinski
Revisor No.: 19-2820
Short Description: Community solar garden program modification
DATED-PG ACTIONS
02/14/2019380Introduction and first reading 
02/14/2019Referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy
See SF1692


SF 1372 Mathews; Rarick; Osmek; Rosen; Simonson
HF 2445 Mekeland
Revisor No.: 19-3566
Short Description: Hydropower sources meeting renewable energy standard size limitation elimination
DATED-PG ACTIONS
02/18/2019425Introduction and first reading 
02/18/2019Referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy


SF 1423 Senjem; Dibble; Rosen; Simonson; Marty
HF 1022 Long
Revisor No.: 19-2781
Short Description: Solar energy incentive program modification
DATED-PG ACTIONS
02/18/2019433Introduction and first reading 
02/18/2019Referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy
See First Special Session 2019, HF2, Art. 11, Sec. 1


SF 1424 Dibble; Senjem; Simonson; Pratt; Hoffman
HF 1133 Acomb
Revisor No.: 19-3356
Short Description: Solar energy grants for school districts program establishment and appropriations
DATED-PG ACTIONS
02/18/2019433Introduction and first reading 
02/18/2019Referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy
02/25/2019506aComm report: To pass as amended and re-refer to E-12 Finance and Policy
03/14/2019933Withdrawn and re-referred to Finance


SF 1426 Mathews; Rarick
HF 902 Bahr
Revisor No.: 19-2985
Short Description: Nuclear waste storage outgoing payment obligations termination and future account expenditures to previous legislative mandates restriction
DATED-PG ACTIONS
02/18/2019433Introduction and first reading 
02/18/2019Referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy


SF 1456 Senjem; Abeler; Anderson, P.; Rosen; Pratt
HF 1405 Stephenson
Revisor No.: 19-3515
Short Description: Clean Energy First Act; electric utilities to meet resource needs using clean energy resources requirement
DATED-PG ACTIONS
02/18/2019438Introduction and first reading 
02/18/2019Referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy
03/11/2019784Author added Abeler
03/14/2019978Author added Anderson, P.
03/18/20191011Authors added Rosen; Pratt
04/01/20191445aComm report: To pass as amended and re-refer to Finance


SF 1480 Rarick; Hoffman
HF 2342 Stephenson
Revisor No.: 19-3223
Short Description: Made in Minnesota solar energy production incentive payment remaining obligation appropriation
DATED-PG ACTIONS
02/21/2019468Introduction and first reading 
02/21/2019Referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy


SF 1489 Torres Ray; Senjem; Marty; Rosen; Dibble
HF 2218 Richardson
Revisor No.: 19-3590
Short Description: Energy grantees annual diversity report submission requirement
DATED-PG ACTIONS
02/21/2019469Introduction and first reading 
02/21/2019Referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy


SF 1553 Latz; Relph; Anderson, B.
Revisor No.: 19-1038
Short Description: Telecommunication service providers compliance with internet privacy requirements; express approval of disclosure of personally identifiable information requirement; civil liability threshold increase
DATED-PG ACTIONS
02/21/2019480Introduction and first reading 
02/21/2019Referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy


SF 1608 Osmek; Rarick
HF 1165 Claflin
Revisor No.: 19-3409
Short Description: 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
DATED-PG ACTIONS
02/21/2019489Introduction and first reading 
02/21/2019Referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy
See First Special Session 2019, HF2, Art. 11, Sec. 2, 4-5, 14


SF 1692 Osmek
HF 1986 Wagenius
Revisor No.: 19-3281
Short Description: Omnibus energy and utilities bill
DATED-PG ACTIONS
02/25/2019527Introduction and first reading 
02/25/2019Referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy
04/03/20192094aComm report: To pass as amended and re-refer to Finance


SF 1757 Utke; Johnson; Eichorn; Rarick; Osmek
HF 1710 Fabian
Revisor No.: 19-3597
Short Description: Commerce department use of appropriations for certain legal proceedings prohibition
DATED-PG ACTIONS
02/27/2019547Introduction and first reading 
02/27/2019Referred to Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy
03/07/2019716Withdrawn and re-referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy
03/13/2019847Comm report: To pass and re-referred to Finance
03/21/20191232Comm report: To pass 
03/21/20191232Second reading 
03/28/20191429Special Order 
03/28/20191429Third reading Passed 
See SF1692


SF 1779 Pratt; Marty
HF 1360 Long
Revisor No.: 19-3617
Short Description: Commercial PACE loan program modification
DATED-PG ACTIONS
02/27/2019550Introduction and first reading 
02/27/2019Referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy


SF 1824 Goggin
HF 2006 Swedzinski
Revisor No.: 19-2949
Short Description: Environmental quality board (EQB) energy renewable development account public utility annual contribution modification
DATED-PG ACTIONS
02/27/2019558Introduction and first reading 
02/27/2019Referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy
See SF1039, Sec. 1
See SF2067
See SF1692


SF 1888 Housley; Tomassoni; Anderson, B.; Mathews
HF 1919 Christensen
Revisor No.: 19-3774
Short Description: Community energy transition competitive grant program establishment
DATED-PG ACTIONS
02/28/2019585Introduction and first reading 
02/28/2019Referred to Jobs and Economic Growth Finance and Policy
03/20/20191068Withdrawn and re-referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy
See SF1692


SF 1891 Senjem; Rosen; Dibble; Marty; Jasinski
Revisor No.: 19-4031
Short Description: Community solar gardens contiguous county requirements modifications
DATED-PG ACTIONS
02/28/2019586Introduction and first reading 
02/28/2019Referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy


SF 1915 Rarick; Osmek; Mathews; Tomassoni; Simonson
HF 1839 Ecklund
Revisor No.: 19-3503
Short Description: Conservation Improvement Program Modernization Act of 2019; conservation improvement programs for consumer-owned utilities; public utilities provisions modification
DATED-PG ACTIONS
02/28/2019590Introduction and first reading 
02/28/2019Referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy
03/07/2019655aComm report: To pass as amended and re-refer to Finance
See SF1692


SF 2016 Senjem
HF 1148 Christensen
Revisor No.: 19-3413
Short Description: School energy conservation revolving loan fund establishment and appropriation
DATED-PG ACTIONS
03/04/2019635Introduction and first reading 
03/04/2019Referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy


SF 2019 Senjem
HF 762 Quam
Revisor No.: 19-0549
Short Description: Hydroelectric revitalization revolving loan program creation and appropriation
DATED-PG ACTIONS
03/04/2019635Introduction and first reading 
03/04/2019Referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy


SF 2046 Newton; Marty
HF 2795 Hornstein
Revisor No.: 19-4018
Short Description: Federal appliance and lighting efficiency standards adoption
DATED-PG ACTIONS
03/07/2019684Introduction and first reading 
03/07/2019Referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy


SF 2054 Senjem; Simonson; Hoffman
HF 1683 Long
Revisor No.: 19-2835
Short Description: Utilities customer energy usage data customer access rights provision
DATED-PG ACTIONS
03/07/2019685Introduction and first reading 
03/07/2019Referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy


SF 2066 Osmek
HF 1798 Wagenius
Revisor No.: 19-4033
Short Description: Energy provisions incorrect references correction
DATED-PG ACTIONS
03/07/2019687Introduction and first reading 
03/07/2019Referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy
03/13/2019847Comm report: To pass 
03/13/2019853Second reading 
4688Rule 47, returned to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy
See First Special Session 2019, HF2, Art. 11, Sec. 11-12


SF 2067 Osmek
HF 1833 Wagenius
Revisor No.: 19-4034
Short Description: 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
DATED-PG ACTIONS
03/07/2019687Introduction and first reading 
03/07/2019Referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy
04/01/20191454aComm report: To pass as amended and re-refer to Finance
See SF1692


SF 2084 Osmek
HF 1842 Wagenius
Revisor No.: 19-4032
Short Description: Energy utilities arbiter of disputes clarification
DATED-PG ACTIONS
03/07/2019690Introduction and first reading 
03/07/2019Referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy
03/13/2019847aComm report: To pass as amended 
03/13/2019853Second reading 
4688Rule 47, returned to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy


SF 2146 Senjem
HF 2269 Mahoney
Revisor No.: 19-4126
Short Description: Public utilities commission (PUC) state biomass mandate contract approval requirement modification
DATED-PG ACTIONS
03/07/2019701Introduction and first reading 
03/07/2019Referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy


SF 2197 Mathews; Osmek; Simonson
HF 2279 O'Neill
Revisor No.: 19-4158
Short Description: Local government unit definition modification to include land managed by the State Agricultural Society (state fair)
DATED-PG ACTIONS
03/07/2019709Introduction and first reading 
03/07/2019Referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy


SF 2242 Dibble; Cwodzinski; Dziedzic; Laine
HF 1866 Long
Revisor No.: 19-3775
Short Description: Beneficial electrification goals for greenhouse gas emissions reduction and improved public health
DATED-PG ACTIONS
03/11/2019761Introduction and first reading 
03/11/2019Referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy


SF 2330 Johnson
HF 1751 Daudt
Revisor No.: 19-3599
Short Description: Pipeline crossing international border construction authorization
DATED-PG ACTIONS
03/11/2019778Introduction and first reading 
03/11/2019Referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy


SF 2342 Osmek
HF 2492 Garofalo
Revisor No.: 19-4497
Short Description: Electric vehicle charging station revolving loan program establishment and appropriation
DATED-PG ACTIONS
03/11/2019780Introduction and first reading 
03/11/2019Referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy
03/14/2019976aComm report: To pass as amended and re-refer to Finance
See SF2067
See SF1692


SF 2367 Hoffman; Eaton
HF 2358 Christensen
Revisor No.: 19-4442
Short Description: Solar photovoltaic devices installation appropriation
DATED-PG ACTIONS
03/13/2019854Introduction and first reading 
03/13/2019Referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy
03/14/2019979Author added Eaton


SF 2368 Simonson; Marty; Dibble; Dziedzic
HF 1787 Acomb
Revisor No.: 19-3831
Short Description: University of Minnesota (U of M) renewable energy transition appropriation
DATED-PG ACTIONS
03/13/2019854Introduction and first reading 
03/13/2019Referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy
03/14/2019979Author added Dziedzic


SF 2369 Simonson; Marty; Dibble
HF 1788 Acomb
Revisor No.: 19-3940
Short Description: Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) board of trustees renewable fuels transition goals establishment
DATED-PG ACTIONS
03/13/2019854Introduction and first reading 
03/13/2019Referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy


SF 2431 Frentz; Marty; Klein; Bigham; Eaton
HF 1956 Long
Revisor No.: 19-3563
Short Description: Clean Energy First Act; carbon free energy standard; Energy Optimization Act of 2019
DATED-PG ACTIONS
03/13/2019865Introduction and first reading 
03/13/2019Referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy


SF 2471 Pratt; Rarick; Eichorn; Simonson; Bigham
HF 2437 Persell
Revisor No.: 19-4441
Short Description: Solar generation on closed landfill properties study appropriation
DATED-PG ACTIONS
03/14/2019924Introduction and first reading 
03/14/2019Referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy
03/26/20191370Comm report: To pass and re-referred to Environment and Natural Resources Finance
See First Special Session 2019, SF7, Art. 1, Sec. 2, Sub. 9(b)


SF 2528 Simonson; Hoffman; Marty
HF 2233 Long
Revisor No.: 19-4279
Short Description: Electric vehicle rebates and public charging grant program and appropriations
DATED-PG ACTIONS
03/18/20191002Introduction and first reading 
03/18/2019Referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy


SF 2664 Hoffman; Abeler
HF 2618 Stephenson
Revisor No.: 19-4456
Short Description: Electric school bus demonstration grant program establishment and appropriation
DATED-PG ACTIONS
03/25/20191261Introduction and first reading 
03/25/2019Referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy


SF 2697 Dibble; Rarick
HF 2625 Long
Revisor No.: 19-4766
Short Description: Community solar gardens operational aspects modifications; new category of solar gardens establishment; appropriating money
DATED-PG ACTIONS
03/26/20191335Introduction and first reading 
03/26/2019Referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy
03/27/20191396Author added Rarick


SF 2711 Hayden
Revisor No.: 19-4746
Short Description: Biomass as an eligible energy technology definition modification; energy from renewable sources proportion increase and target dates for achievement specification
DATED-PG ACTIONS
03/27/20191393Introduction and first reading 
03/27/2019Referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy


SF 2729 Senjem
HF 2911 Brand
Revisor No.: 19-4310
Short Description: Solar site management modification
DATED-PG ACTIONS
03/28/20191422Introduction and first reading 
03/28/2019Referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy


SF 2739 Draheim; Koran; Lang; Simonson; Johnson
Revisor No.: 19-4883
Short Description: Broadband definitions modification
DATED-PG ACTIONS
03/28/20191424Introduction and first reading 
03/28/2019Referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy


SF 2763 Dibble
HF 2566 Lippert
Revisor No.: 19-4580
Short Description: Minnesota green bank study and appropriation
DATED-PG ACTIONS
04/01/20191521Introduction and first reading 
04/01/2019Referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy


SF 2907 Senjem
Revisor No.: 19-5174
Short Description: Aeronautical towers regulation authorization
DATED-PG ACTIONS
05/17/20194350Introduction and first reading 
05/17/2019Referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy