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MCEA's 2023 Legislative Bill Tracker

 

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

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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.

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Restoring full Lottery-in-Lieu funding for environmental projects

HF 389 / SF356
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.

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Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund Appropriations

HF 172 / SF442
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.

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PFAS disclosure required

HF 372/ SF450
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.

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PFAS in juvenile products prohibited

HF552
Authors
Kotyza-Witthuhn, Pinto, Keeler, Jordan, Becker-Finn, Kraft, Youakim

PFAS in juvenile products prohibited.

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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.

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Lawns to Legumes Program Appropriation

HF 207 / SF 170
Authors
House: Tabke, Hansen, R., Brand, Sencer-Mura, Pursell, Hussein, et al.; Senate: Morrison, Boldon

Lawns to legumes grant program established, and money appropriated.

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Salt applicator best practices and liability waiver

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

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