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MCEA's 2023-2024 Legislative Bill Tracker

 

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

2024 Priorities

MCEA position
Support
Bill status
Not passed

2024 Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund Appropriations

HF 3377 / SF 3507
Authors
Rep. Hansen, R. ; Acomb ; Hollins ; Jordan ; Lee, F. ; Hornstein ; Pinto ; Youakim ; Nelson, M. ; Koegel ; Howard. Sen. Hawj, Morrison

Environmental and natural resources trust fund appropriation and modification

MCEA position
Support
Bill status
Not passed

Allow Cities to Move Inappropriately Located Polluting Industries

HF 3151/SF 2439
Authors
Rep. Hassan, Sen. Fateh

Local government; amortization of facilities allowed.

MCEA position
Support
Bill status
Not passed

Salt applicator best practices and liability waiver

HF 820 / SF 755
Authors
House: Tabke, Heintzeman, Acomb, Her, Fischer | Senate: Morrison, Jasinski

Certified salt applicator program established, liability limited, and report required.

MCEA position
Oppose
Bill status
Not passed

Landscaping industry version of salt liability reduction

HF 3565
Authors
Rep. Hollins

Certified salt applicator program established, liability limited, and report required.

MCEA position
Support
Bill status
Not passed

Prove it First

HF 1618 / SF 1416
Authors
House: Hanson, J., Curran, Feist, Finke, Kozlowski, Gomez, Xiong, Smith, Brand, Cha, Pérez-Vega, Hicks, Fischer, Hassan, Frazier, Bierman, Hornstein, Sencer-Mura, Becker-Finn, Jordan, Noor, Rehm, Pursell, Hemmingsen-Jaeger, Freiberg, Lee, K., Reyer, Kotyza-Witthuhn | Senate: McEwen, Morrison, Mann, Boldon

Determinations required before issuing nonferrous mining permits.

MCEA position
Support
Bill status
Not passed

Manure Management Grant Program

HF 3493 / SF 3527
Authors
Rep. Pursell, Sen. Gustafson

Manure management grant funding provided, and money appropriated.

MCEA position
Support
Bill status
Not passed

Public Waters Definition Modified

HF 3385 / SF 3558
Authors
Rep. Pursell, Sen. Kunesh

Waterway status on public waters inventory not a determining factor in defining a public water

MCEA position
Oppose
Bill status
Not passed

Landowner requests allowed for review of Public Waters Inventory errors

HF 1050 / SF 807
Authors
House: Anderson, P. H. , Torkelson | Senate: Westrom

Landowner requests allowed for review of public water inventory errors.

MCEA position
Oppose
Bill status
Not passed

Public Waters Inventory modifications moratorium

HF 792 / SF 144
Authors
House: Torkelson, Olson, B., Nelson, N., Swedzinski, Urdahl, Backer, Anderson, P. H., Schomacker, Heintzeman, Kiel. Senate: Lang

Public water inventory modifications temporarily prohibited, and report required.

MCEA position
Oppose
Bill status
Not passed

Public Waters Inventory process modified

HF 1090 / SF 826
Authors
House: Grossell | Senate: Lang, Eichorn, Green, Hoffman, Koran

Public water inventory revision process modification

MCEA position
Support
Bill status
Not passed

Air Pollution Reporting Improvements

HF 3579
Authors
Rep. Lee, F. ; Hansen, R. ; Xiong ; Jordan

Physical measurements of air emissions and reporting of emission-related statistics required.

MCEA position
Support
Bill status
Not passed

Bad Actors

HF 1619 / SF 1190
Authors
House: Hanson, J., Curran, Pérez-Vega, Finke, Kozlowski, Gomez, Xiong, Howard, Brand, Smith, Feist, Hicks, Fischer, Hassan, Frazier, Hornstein, Bierman, Sencer-Mura, Becker-Finn, Jordan, Noor, Rehm, Pursell, Hemmingsen-Jaeger, Reyer | Senate: McEwen

Denial and revocation of nonferrous mining permit, license, or lease to bad actors authorization

MCEA position
Support
Bill status
Not passed

Drainage Registry

HF 2354 / SF 2679
Authors
House: Pursell, Jordan, Hansen, R., Fischer | Senate: Xiong

Drainage registry information portal established, and money appropriated.

MCEA position
Support
Bill status
Not passed

Climate Justice Education

SF 476
Authors
Senate: Mitchell, Kunesh, Oumou Verbeten, Westlin

Climate justice instruction for school districts and charter schools requirement

MCEA position
Neutral
Bill status
Not passed

Clean Transportation Standard

HF 2602 / SF 2584
Authors
Rep. Brand ; Long ; Elkins ; Stephenson ; Koegel ; Smith ; Pursell ; Frederick. Sen. Dibble ; Hawj ; Murphy

Clean Transportation Standard Act establishment and appropriation

MCEA position
Support
Bill status
Not passed

Wetland banking

HF 1498 / SF 1820
Authors
House: Pursell, Hansen, R., Davids, Carroll, Bierman , Hemmingsen-Jaeger | Senate: McEwen, Hawj

Wetland banking rulemaking requirements modified.

MCEA position
Support
Bill status
Not passed

100% Collection of Electronic Waste

HF 3566
Authors
Rep. Hollins, Jordan.

Program established to collect and recycle electronic waste established, account created, report required, rulemaking required, and money appropriated.

MCEA position
Support
Bill status
Not passed

Packaging Waste and Cost Reduction Act

HF 3577 / SF 3561
Authors
Rep. Jordan ; Hansen, R. ; Hollins ; Kraft. Sen. Morrison ; Hawj ; McEwen ; Hoffman

Extended producer responsibity for packaging

MCEA position
Support
Bill status
Not passed

Drain Tile Installation Disclosure

HF 3389
Authors
Rep. Pursell

Subsurface drain tile installation and modification reporting required.

2023 Accomplishments

MCEA position
Support
Bill status
Passed

100% Clean Energy Standard

HF 7 / SF 4
Authors
House Chief Author: Long; Senate Chief Author: Frentz

Electric utility renewable energy standard obligations modified, utility cost recovery provided, wind projects exempted from certificate of need proceedings, low-voltage transmission lines included in definition of solar energy generating system for siting purposes, provisions supporting local energy-related employment added, Public Utility Commission authority modified to issue permits for electric generation facilities, and technical changes made.

This bill was signed into law by Governor Walz on February 7th, 2023. 

MCEA position
Support
Bill status
Passed

PFAS non-essential use ban

HF 1000 / SF 834
Authors
House: Brand, Frederick, Jordan, Hansen, R., Hollins, Norris, Elkins, Agbaje, Howard, Greenman, Gomez, Lee, F., Fischer, Pursell, Bahner, Bierman, Hemmingsen-Jaeger, Cha, Reyer, Becker-Finn, Hussein, Hill, Edelson, Finke, Vang, Noor, Freiberg, Xiong, Curran, Youakim, Kraft, Hassan | Senate: Morrison, Mann, Kunesh, McEwen, Boldon

PFAS prohibited in certain products, disclosure required, and rulemaking authorized.

MCEA position
Support
Bill status
Passed

PFAS disclosure required

HF 372/ SF 450
Authors
House: Hollins, Jordan, Xiong, Lee, Agbaje, Becker-Finn, Hansen, Frazier, Lee | Senate: Gustafson, Xiong, Mitchell, Putnam

Products containing PFAS notice required, and rulemaking required.

MCEA position
Support
Bill status
Passed

PFAS in juvenile products prohibited

HF 552
Authors
Kotyza-Witthuhn, Pinto, Keeler, Jordan, Becker-Finn, Kraft, Youakim

PFAS in juvenile products prohibited.

MCEA position
Support
Bill status
Passed

PFAS in firefighting foam prohibitions

HF 742 / SF 776
Authors
House: Norris, Becker-Finn, Jordan, Hansen, R., Hill, Brand, Moller, Pursell, Kotyza-Witthuhn | Senate: Seeberger, Mitchell, Gustafson, Duckworth

Firefighting foam use prohibited, and exemptions allowed.

MCEA position
Support
Bill status
Passed

Lead service line replacement

HF 24 / SF 30
Authors
House: Jordan, Hassan, Hansen, R., Olson, L., Fischer, Lee, F., Lillie, Acomb, Lee, K., Norris, Howard, Liebling, Becker-Finn, Frazier, Pryor, Hanson, J., Noor, Kozlowski, Pursell, Hornstein, Vang, Her, Hemmingsen-Jaeger, Brand, Reyer, Hollins, Pinto, Bierman, Hortman, Schultz, Curran, Agbaje, Long,Hussein, Schomacker | Senate: McEwen, Pappas, Dziedzic, Abeler;

Authority modified to ensure safe drinking water, drinking water revolving fund provisions modified, grant program established to replace lead drinking water service lines, grant program established for mapping lead service lines, report required, and money appropriated.

MCEA position
Support
Bill status
Passed

Digital Fair Repair

HF 1337 / SF 1598
Authors
House: Fischer, Tabke, Jordan, Freiberg, Elkins, Frazier, Edelson, Becker-Finn, Moller, Hansen, R., Liebling, Klevorn, Hollins, Koegel, Cha, Finke, Hemmingsen-Jaeger, Feist, Frederick | Senate: Kupec, Klein, Koran, Latz

Digital fair repair provisions modified, and penalties provided.

MCEA position
Support
Bill status
Passed

Re-direct pollution settlement dollars to affected communities

HF 645 / SF 1068
Authors
House: Lee | Senate: Champion

Deposition provision for certain money recovered from litigation or settlement of environmental permit violations

MCEA position
Support
Bill status
Passed

Reporting requirement for air toxic emissions

HF 673 / SF 1252
Authors
House: Lee, F., Hansen, R. , Jordan, Hassan, Hollins | Senate: Gustafson, Xiong

Air toxics emissions reporting required, and rulemaking to regulate air toxics emissions required.

MCEA position
Support
Bill status
Passed

Public meeting requirements for nonexpiring air emission permits

HF 672 / SF 1229
Authors
House: Lee, F, Hansen, R., Jordan, Hollins | Senate: Champion

Public meeting required every five years for nonexpiring air emission permits, denial of request for permit review required to be in writing and to state reason for denial, and creation of full-time equivalent position required.

MCEA position
Support
Bill status
Passed

2023 Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund Appropriations

HF 172 / SF 442
Authors
House: Hansen, Acomb, Tabke, Lislegard, Becker-Finn, Jordan, Brand | Senate: Morrison, Hawj, Dziedzic, Kunesh, Maye Quade

Environment and natural resources trust fund funding provided, reporting requirements modified, capital construction requirements modified, prior appropriations modified, and money appropriated.

MCEA position
Support
Bill status
Passed

Restoring full Lottery-in-Lieu funding for environmental projects

HF 389 / SF 356
Authors
House: Hansen, R., Jordan, Lee, F., Brand, Lislegard, Huot, Fischer, Her, Lillie, Becker-Finn | Senate: Hauschild, Hawj, Hoffman

Distribution of lottery in lieu tax modified.

MCEA position
Support
Bill status
Passed

Lawns to Legumes Program Appropriation

HF 207 / SF 170
Authors
House: Tabke, Hansen, R., Brand, Sencer-Mura, Pursell, Hussein, Clardy, Lee, K., Edelson, Lee, F., Hemmingsen-Jaeger, Acomb, Bahner, Vang, Stephenson, Curran, Finke, Bierman, Hornstein, Fischer, Xiong, Jordan, Youakim, Norris, Agbaje, Greenman, Berg, Kraft, Hill, Olson, L., Becker-Finn, Her, Howard, Moller, Kozlowski | Senate: Morrison, Boldon

Lawns to legumes grant program established, and money appropriated.

MCEA position
Support
Bill status
Passed

Northern Lights Express

HF 409 / SF 202
Authors
House: Koegel, Olson, L., Brand, Hornstein, Kraft, Newton, Kozlowski, Elkins, Lislegard, Sencer-Mura | Senate: McEwen, Hauschild, Dibble, Fateh

Minneapolis to Duluth inter-city passenger rail funding provided, and money appropriated.

MCEA position
Support
Bill status
Passed

Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

HF 1346 / SF 1132
Authors
House: Kraft, Becker-Finn, Norris | Senate: Morrison, Dibble

Electric vehicle infrastructure program authorized.

MCEA position
Support
Bill status
Passed

Water Pollution Notification

HF 1335 / SF 1683
Authors
House: Edelson, Lee, F., Jordan | Senate: McEwen, Hawj

Requirements modification to notify water pollution

MCEA position
Support
Bill status
Passed

Commercial building energy codes

HF 772 / SF 1368
Authors
House: Kraft, Long, Acomb, Olson, L., Hollins, Smith, Rehm, Sencer-Mura, Coulter, Her, Cha, Hornstein, Greenman, Freiberg, Elkins, Agbaje | Senate: Port, Dibble

State Building Code; energy code for new commercial building adoption process modified.

MCEA position
Support
Bill status
Passed

Fish Kills

HF 81 / SF 68
Authors
House: Jordan, Hansen, R., Becker-Finn, Lee, F., Fischer, Pursell, Edelson | Senate: McEwen, Dibble

Reporting of fish kills and development of protocol for state response required, and money appropriated.

MCEA position
Support
Bill status
Not passed

Lowland Conifer Carbon Reserve

HF 2353
Authors
House: Pursell, Hansen, R., Fischer

Lowland conifer Carbon Reserve established, positive general fund balance uses modified, reports required, and money appropriated.

MCEA position
Support
Bill status
Passed

Minnesota Climate Innovation Finance Authority

HF 2336 / SF 2301
Authors
House: Greenman, Acomb, Long, Stephenson, Kraft, Hornstein, Pursell, Hansen, R., Reyer, Kozlowski, Agbaje, Gomez | Senate: Xiong

Minnesota Innovative Finance Authority established to provided financing and leverage private investment for clean energy and other projects, and report required.

MCEA position
Support
Bill status
Passed

Greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals modification

HF 1973 / SF 2188
Authors
House: Acomb, Long, Kozlowski, Reyer, Kraft, Klevorn, Elkins, Greenman, Pryor, Olson, L., Lee, F.,Hansen, R., Carroll, Hemmingsen-Jaeger, Curran, Hollins, Berg, Hornstein, Stephenson, Rehm, Lillie, Jordan | Senate: McEwen

State greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals amended to be in line with international goals.

MCEA position
Support
Bill status
Passed

Electrical Panel Upgrades

HF 849 / SF 1787
Authors
House: Hollins, Acomb, Kraft, Agbaje | Senate: Xiong, Mitchell

Grant program established to upgrade electric panels in residential buildings, and money appropriated.

MCEA position
Support
Bill status
Passed

Cumulative Impacts of Air Pollution

HF 637 / SF 466
Authors
House: Lee, F., Agbaje, Frazier, Gomez, Keeler, Hollins, Pérez-Vega, Hassan, Noor, Kozlowski, Hussein, Becker-Finn, Xiong, Lee, K., Sencer-Mura, Hansen, R., Pursell, Vang, Clardy, Finke, Hornstein, Smith, Berg, Reyer, Lillie, Cha, Fischer, Greenman, Jordan, Edelson, Brand, Hemmingsen-Jaeger | Senate: Champion

Requirement to analyze and consider cumulative pollution before issuing air quality permit modification; identification of environmental justice areas establishment; demographic analysis in certain environmental permitting and review requirement.

MCEA position
Support
Bill status
Passed

East Phillips Neighborhood Institute

HF 2093 / SF 1853
Authors
House: Hassan, Gomez, Noor, Sencer-Mura, Smith | Senate: Fateh

East Phillips Neighborhood Institute grant funding provided, and money appropriated.

MCEA position
Support
Bill status
Not passed

Community Energy Transition Grants

HF 1398 / SF1173
Authors
House: Hill, Lislegard, Kraft | Senate: Hauschild, Housley, Mathews, Eichorn, Frentz

Community energy transition grant program modified, and money appropriated.

MCEA position
Support
Bill status
Passed

Metropolitan Landfill Contingency Action Trust

HF 410 / SF 440
Authors
House: Richardson, Hansen, R., Huot, Newton, Berg, Freiberg | Senate: Morrison

Metropolitan landfill contingency action trust account money transfer authorization

MCEA position
Support
Bill status
Passed

2023 Capital Investment

HF 669 / SF 676
Authors
House: Lee, F., Sencer-Mura, Reyer, Hussein | Senate: Pappas, Dibble, Kunesh

Capital investment; spending authorized to acquire and better public land and buildings and for other improvements, new programs established and existing programs modified, prior appropriations modified, bonds issued, conveyance of state bond-financed property authorized, reports required, and money appropriated.

MCEA position
Support
Bill status
Passed

Water Appropriations

HF 1873 / SF 2458
Authors
House: Kozlowski, Hansen, R., Curran, Freiberg | Senate: Kunesh

Enforcement authority modified for appropriating water.

MCEA position
Support
Bill status
Passed

Minnesota Swan Protection Act

HF 2368 / SF 2004
Authors
House: Hansen, R., Bahner, Lee, F., Kraft, Fischer, Acomb, Carroll, Reyer, Bierman, Tabke, Huot, Vang, Greenman| Senate: Hoffman

Minnesota Swan Protection Act established, swan resting areas designation allowed, criminal penalties provided, rulemaking required, and money appropriated.

MCEA position
Support
Bill status
Passed

Lottery-funded ENRTF Reauthorization

HF 1900 / SF 2404
Authors
Hollins ; Hansen, R. ; Acomb ; Jordan ; Pursell ; Freiberg ; Feist ; Sencer-Mura ; Stephenson ; Lillie ; Long ; Rehm ; Kraft ; Edelson ; Fischer ; Hemmingsen-Jaeger ; Elkins ; Myers; Senators Hawj ; Morrison ; Abeler ; Hoffman ; Hauschild

 

Constitutional amendment providing for the renewal of the environment and natural resources trust fund