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MCEA's 2022 Legislative Bill Tracker

 

Our Bill Trackers are designed to help you keep track and learn about critical environmental legislation at Minnesota's Capitol.

MCEA position
Support

Next Generation Climate Act

HF 1428
Authors
Rep. Acomb, Long, Morrison, Jordan, Lippert, Stevenson, Lee, Hornstein, Christensen

Updating the Next Generation Energy Act to current scientific recommendations for climate and energy goals.  

MCEA position
Support

Prove it First

SF 59 
Authors
McEwen (lead author); Eaton ; Dibble ; Torres Ray ; Cwodzinski

Nonferrous sulfide ore mining permits determinations requirement prior to permit issuance.

MCEA position
Support

Cumulative Effects of Pollution in Environmental Justice Areas

HF 168
Authors
Rep. Fue Lee

Requires permit applicants and the Pollution Control Agency to conduct analysis for permits that impact an environmental justice area of, respectively, socioeconomic and health characteristics of the population that may make it particularly sensitive to increased environmental pollution, and the level and effect of past and present pollution on the population.

MCEA position
Support

PFAS as Hazardous Substance

HF 78/SF 156
Authors
Wazlawik (lead author)

Perfluorochemicals (PFAS) defined as hazardous substance under Minnesota Environment Response and Liability Act.

MCEA position
Support

Lead tackle sale, manufacture, and use prohibited

HF 157
Authors
Fischer ; Jordan ; Wazlawik ; Moller ; Becker-Finn ; Morrison ; Her
MCEA position
Support

Energy Transition

SF 1566 / HF 1750
Authors
Housley / Christensen

State transition plan for communities and workers impacted by the retirement of power plants development requirement

MCEA position
Oppose

Abolishment of Environmental Quality Board

SF 466
Authors
Draheim; Koran
MCEA position
Oppose

Remove manure spreading protections from permits

SF 566
Authors
Weber, Ingebrigtsen, Draheim

Spreading manure restrictions repeal and future restrictions prohibition

MCEA position
Oppose

Modifications to drainage and public waters laws.

HF 1320 / SF 1659
Authors
O'Neill / Anderson

Changes to public waters laws would include removal of required permission of the commissioner to repair drainage systems, and would modify the process for changes to public waters. 

MCEA position
Oppose

Altering rules on making corrections to the Public Waters Inventory

SF 1433 / HF 1887
Authors
Westrom / Backer

Specifies that a landowner, rather than anyone in the general public, can apply to make a correction to the Public Waters Inventory.